Gellio Ghellini

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Gellio Ghellini
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NationalityRepublic of Venice

Gellio Ghellini (1559 – 16 May 1616) was an Italian sculptor.

Little is known of his biography. He was born in Padua to a sculptor of the workshop of Giovanni Maria Crespi. He worked initially with his father, also called Gregorio, who worked with Palladio at the Villa Pompei in Castelvecchio. By 1583 he was employed by sculptor and architect Francesco Zuccarelli in Venice as deputy to the court. Francesco died in 1605. His son and pupil Giorgio Ghellini also worked in Venice, as well as in Ferrara, Bologna and Modena. Ghellini's son, also called Gregorio Ghellini, also became a sculptor.