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    THE Irish sculptor Paddy Campbell has become the first non-Italian winner of the Giotto e l’Angelico prize, awarded annually for contribution to cultural life in the Tuscan region. It was presented to the Dubliner at the original home of Renaissance painter Giotto in the town of Vicchio, renowned as one of the cradles of the Renaissance and also home to artists including Fra Angelico, Cellini, and Cimabue. Paddy Campbell has spent much the last 25 years in Florence. His striking sculpture Life and Death adorns main piazza in Vicchio. It is dedicated to the victims of war crimes committed by Fascist regimes during World War 2, notably in and around Florence and Vicchio.

    Paddy Campbell’s nine metre sculpture Life and Death displayed in the centre of Vicchio

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