Antonio Canova was an Italian sculptor. He was known for his neoclassical style sculptures. Many successful artists during Canova’s time had workshops of assistants who helped them complete their commissions. Sometimes the assistants created the work without the help of the artist.
Antonio Canova (Italian pronunciation: [anˈtɔːnjo kaˈnɔːva]; 1 November 1757 – 13 October 1822) was an Italian Neoclassical sculptor, famous for his marble sculptures. Often regarded as the greatest of the Neoclassical artists, his sculpture was inspired by the Baroque and the classical revival, and has been characterised as having avoided the melodramatics of the former, and the cold artificiality of the latter.