|DAY 4||PROFILES IN ART|
MASTER OF ALL TRADES
Artist, scientist, inventor—these distinctions merely scratch the surface of the prodigious artist and thinker Leonardo da Vinci, whom many still consider one of the smartest people in history.
Born illegitimately to a notary and a peasant girl near Florence, Italy, da Vinci showed artistic promise at an early age. Under the apprenticeship of famed artist Andrea del Verrocchio, 15-year-old ...