Leonardo da Vinci
A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY
Leonardo da Vinci was an artist, engineer, inventor, and scientist at the time of the Renaissance.
Born in the Tuscan town of Vinci, Italy, Leonardo is considered one of the world's greatest artists and inventors of all time.
At age 14, Leonardo began an apprenticeship with the artist Andrea Del Verrocchio. In Verrocchio's workshops, Leonardo learned to master many skills, including drafting, carpentry, drawing, painting, and sculpture.
In 1472 at 20 yes old, LEONARDO GRADUATED from the Guild of St Luke.
He graduated as a doctor as well as an artist. His expert knowledge of anatomy helped with his drawings. Leonardo kept journals loaded with sketches and drawings of various subjects that he was studying. Some of his drawings were preparations for later paintings; some were studies of anatomy, and some resembled scientific sketches. One of his most noteworthy drawings is the Vitruvian Man, a picture of a man with perfect anatomical proportions based on the notes from the Roman architect Vitruvius.