Who is known for the bronze statue of David, which was the largest free-standing sculpture since Antiquity?

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Who is known for the bronze statue of David, which was the largest free-standing sculpture since Antiquity?

Donatello

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Donatello (Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, ca. 1386-1466) was an early Italian renaissance artist and sculptor from Florence. Donatello is known as the artist who reinvented sculpture in his day. In addition to free-standing sculptures, he worked on perspective in relief art. Well-known works by Donatello include Marcus (1413) and St. George (ca. 1417). His bronze, David (1445), was the largest free-standing sculpture since Antiquity.

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