Canova (kah-no'vah), Antonio. One of the greatest of Italian sculptors. Canova was born at Possagno in Venetia, 1757. Among Canova's more celebrated works are the "Venus and Adonis," "Cupid and Psyche," "Mary Magdalen," etc. The ruling characteristic of his style is sentiment - sometimes, indeed, bordering on sentimentality. Died 1822.