20 July 1662; d Belluno, 25 Oct 1732).
Italian sculptor and draughtsman.
He worked almost exclusively in wood. His first teacher was his
father, Jacopo Brustolon (d 1709), also a sculptor, and he then
trained with the painter Agostino Ridolfi (1646–1727). In 1677
Andrea was sent to Venice to the workshop of Filippo Parodi, to
whose elegance, dynamism and technical virtuosity he was always
indebted, although he soon established his own style. Brustolon came
from an alpine area that had a long tradition of craftsmanship in
wood. His achievement was to transpose techniques that had been
associated with everyday craftsmanship on to the highest artistic
Jacob's Fight with the Angel 1700-10
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