Micheangelo Buonarotti, Artist 1564
The best artist has that thought alone
Which is contained within the marble shell;
The sculptor's hand can only break the spell
To free the figures slumbering in the stone.
Also commemorated this day, Albert Durer, Painter 1528, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Painter, 1553; matthias Grunweald, painter, 1528Michelangelo