Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Anchiano, Tuscany, which is now modern day Italy. He was born out of wedlock and was raised by his father, Ser Piero, and stepmother's. When Leonardo was five he moved to his father’s family estate in Vinci. The surname of Leonardo derives from this Tuscan town. He was then raised by his uncle and grandparents. During his stay there, he was also heavily influenced by his uncle who had a passion for nature and gave Leonardo direction during his youth. Da Vinci never got too much of a formal education past basic reading, writing, and mathematics instruction. Though he lacked a formal education, his artistic talents were evident and his father sent him as an apprentice with another painter and sculptor. He learned many technical skills such as metalworking, leather arts, carpentry, drawing, painting, and sculpting. He stayed with his master until the age of twentysix when he received his first independent commissioned work, the Adoration of the Magi. However, he never finished this work. He then went to Milan to work as an engineer, painter, architect, and sculptor. Leonardo is known today, most commonly, for his brilliant artwork. Two very well-known and admired paintings of his include The Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. These are his two most common pieces of work. The Mona Lisa is also the only painting of Leonardo da Vinci that survived from this period. Although, Leonardo da Vinci is still remembered today, along with his remarkable artwork.