Biography on Andrea del Verrocchio
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He took his last name, Verrocchio, from his late master, Giuliano Verrocchi, a supposed goldsmith. Verrocchio was a goldsmith, sculptor, carver, musician and a painter. However, his sculpture and painting was somewhat hard and rough in style, as if he had acquired his skill rather by a thorough and abrupt training than by a natural gift.