Giacomo Manzú (Italy 1908–1991), Head of Inge, bronze, 1957. Manzú’s sculptures were not only representational, but symbolic of universal meaning. A shoemaker’s son, he apprenticed as a craftsman at 13, learning to work with wood, stone, and plaster. Unexposed to contemporary art, he was captivated by classical sculpture, Michelangelo, and Aristide Maillol's figures, which he found in books. In 1929 he moved to Milan and began his first sculptures, many of which he would ultimately destroy.