Andrea del VerrocchioAndrea del Verrocchio (, , ; – 1488), born '''Andrea di Michele di Francesco de' Cioni''', was a sculptor, Italian painter and goldsmith who was a master of an important workshop in Florence.
He apparently became known as ''Verrocchio'' after the surname of his master, a goldsmith. Few paintings are attributed to him with certainty, but important painters were trained at his workshop. His pupils included Leonardo da Vinci, Pietro Perugino and Lorenzo di Credi. His greatest importance was as a sculptor and his last work, the Equestrian statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni in Venice, is generally accepted as a masterpiece. Provided by Wikipedia