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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Bologna.

Died 1469.

Painter. Religious subjects, figures. Decorative schemes, banners.

Bolognese School.

Agostino di Marsiglio received important commissions in Siena for a period of ten years. In 1442 he executed the decorative paintings for the chapels of S Giovanni and S Crescenzia. He also produced banners, standards and a crucifix, and two figures for the altar of the Nuova chapel....

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Florence during the 16th century.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

Florentine School.

Agostino di Paolo was assistant to Fra Bartolommeo, whom he preceded at the Dominican monastery of S Marco (1493). Like his distinguished friend, he came under the influence of Savonarola and formed part of the group of young artists which included Baccio della Porte, Botticelli, Lorenzo di Credi and others, whom the reformer counted among his warmest supporters. He is believed to have assisted Fra Paolino in the execution of the fresco at S Spirito in Siena....

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Romec.1550.

Born in Forlì; died 1580, in Forlì.

Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman. Religious subjects.

Livio Agresti, a pupil of Perino del Vaga, belongs to the class of painters who continued the work of Raphael. He was often employed by Pope Gregory XIII to work on the major projects he undertook at the Vatican. An important fresco by Agresti can be seen on the grand staircase, portraying Philip of Aragon presenting his kingdom to Pope Eugene III....

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1795, in Urbino; died 1857, in Rome.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Filippo Agricola trained at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome. He studied to increase his knowledge of the Old Masters of the 16th century and the ancients. He was soon regarded as one of the most skilled painters of Rome. He was entrusted with important works. He painted in the churches of S Onofrio, S Giovanni in Laterano, and others. He was working at S Paolo fuori le Mura when he died. He was a distinguished painter of portraits, including ...

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Cordova School.

In 1570, Baltasar del Aguila executed the altar of the hospice of S Sebastian in Cordova.

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

School of Seville.

Luis del Aguila worked in Jaen under the direction of Pedro de Valdelviria. He was summoned to Seville Cathedral in 1553 to assess the work on the sides of the high altar tabernacle.

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Aimi  

Japanese, 9th – 10th century, male.

Active in Kyoto 9th-10th century.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Aimi was the son and pupil of Kose no Kanaoka, the founder of the Kose school, and a member of the imperial bureau of painting. Like his father he painted mainly Buddhist subjects as well as imaginary scenes....

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born in Rome.

Painter.

Albareti became known around 1520. His name is on a painting of Christ in Glory belonging to the academy of Parma. This work, executed in the manner of the pupils of Raphael, had previously been attributed to Raphael himself....

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Italian, 14th century, male.

Active in Venice.

Died before 1397.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Venetian School.

The academy of fine arts in Venice has a tripytch by Jacopo Albaregno. It shows Christ on the Cross with St John and Mary and to the sides, St Jerome and St Augustine....

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Albert  

German, 16th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

In 1523 Albert painted a virgin with two angels for the church of Friemersheim.

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Albert  

German, 16th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects. Murals.

Albert was a friar of the Capuchin order. In 1597 he went to Bar-le-Duc in France where he decorated the chapel of another branch of the Capuchin order.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born in Ferrara.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects, portraits.

Antonio Alberti enjoyed a certain fame in his time. The sacristy of the church of S Bernardino near Urbino has a Madonna and Child Enthroned dating from 1439. Some frescoes by the artist also survive in the Bolognini chapel in S Petronio, Bologna. These portray scenes of the Passion, Heaven and Hell, as well as numerous figures of saints and angels. The decorations of the abbey of S Antonio in Ferrara showing the ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Venicec.1550.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Francesco Alberti was an imitator of Battista del Moro. Boschini attributes to him a Madonna formerly in the church of S Maria Maggiore and St John the Baptist with St Mark, though according to Ridolfi and others, these paintings were the work of Battista del Moro. It is possible that this artist is the Francesco Alberti mentioned by Malvasia as a painter in Bologna who gave paintings for the sacristy of S Petronio and S Giovanni. However, the works by the latter appear to be later....

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 19 October 1558, in Borgo San Sepolcro; died 1601, in Rome.

Painter. Religious subjects, landscapes.

The fourth son of Alberto Alberti, and brother of Cherubino and Alessandro. Giovanni Alberti first worked with his brother Alessandro. He came to Rome early under the pontificate of Gregory XIII who commissioned him to work in the Monte Cavallo palace and the Vatican. He excelled at landscape painting and perspective, leaving his brother to add the figures. Clement VIII also commissioned him to decorate the church of St John Lateran....

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Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born 13 October 1474, in Florence; died 5 November 1515, in Florence.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

Florentine School.

Mariotto Albertinelli's life is particularly interesting. He was a gold beater until the age of 22, then entered the studio of Cosimo Roselli, where he met Fra Bartolomeo. The two young men formed a deep friendship and entered into a sort of artistic partnership. They painted a great number of works in collaboration, which they signed with a monogram (a cross between two rings). However, they were so different in character that their association did not last. Fra Bartolomeo, an extremely austere disciple of Savonarola, entered holy orders, weary of the life of debauchery his companion was leading. However, not long after, Albertinelli and Fra Bartolomeo were reconciled and collaborated again from 1509 to 1512, before falling out for good. Albertinelli became an innkeeper (Vasari claims that he took this decision following criticisms of his painting). He returned to life as an artist but was already very ill and died of exhaustion when scarcely 41 years old....

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Alberto  

Italian, 13th century, male.

Active in Pisa.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Pisan School.

Morrona identifies as his a painting for the high altar of the church of S Francesco, Pisa.

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Italian, 13th century, male.

Active in Modena.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

The son of Anselme and the nephew of Arrigo, Alberto da Campione was employed as an architect in the building of Modena Cathedral until after 1244.

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Italian, 14th century, male.

Born probably in Florence.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues.

Alberto di Arnoldo was the son of Arnoldo, Maestro di Pietra, who came to Florence in the early 14th century. His name first appears in 1351, in a document of that period. In ...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Died c. 1450, in Ferrara.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Antonio Alberto was a pupil of Angelo Gaddi. In Urbino and Città di Castello he executed a number of fine works noted for the vivacity and smoothness of their colour, the care in the execution of the figures and the variety of their postures. Also by Alberto is ...

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Italian, 12th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

This artist is said to have painted a Romanesque crucifix in the cathedral of Spoleto. It is signed: Opus Albertini Sotti, 1187.