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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Milan.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Collaborated with Gregorio Zavattari.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active c. 1450-1460 in Milan.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

Brother of Ambrogio Zavattari and son, pupil and collaborator of Francesco Zavattari I, notably with regard to the frescoes painted in the Milan church of S Margherita and the church of la Certosa in Pavia (...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Milan.

Painter. History painting, religious subjects.

Collaborator of Ambrogio and Gregorio Zavattari, notably with respect to the fresco illustrations of episodes from the life of Queen Theodolinda in the Queen's Chapel in the Monza Duomo in 1444.

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Ze, de  

Flemish School, 16th century, male.

Engraver.

This artist seems to have worked in Flanders. A small print showing Christ in the Tomb is signed De Ze. Unless this is an abbreviation of the name of another artist, the author of this print appears to have worked in the style of Jan Sadeler probably at the end of the 16th century....

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Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born c. 1464, in Treviglio; died 1526, in Milan.

Painter, sculptor, fresco artist, architect. Religious subjects, scenes with figures. Church decoration.

Lombard School.

Bernardino Zenale was a pupil of Vincenzo Foppa. He collaborated with Bernardo Butinoni on the majority of his known compositions, including the polyptych in the church in Treviso, the ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1484, in Beverara di Verona; died between 1552 and 1554.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Possibly a descendant of Boninsegna di Zenone; examples of his work are to be found in churches in Salo, Desenzano, Volciano and Spoleto.

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Chinese, 12th century, male.

Active in Yunnan.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Although Zhang Shengwen is known only for a single work, Buddhist Images; this painting is clear testimony of the permanence of orthodox Buddhist iconography, as it has unmistakable ties with the frescoes in the Buddhist caves of Dunhuang, which date from the 8th century. Zhang’s lines are extremely delicate and his light colours have great subtlety, while the perfection of his drawing and the finesse of his heads are clear evidence of considerable technical skill. Yet there is nothing original in him; the main elements of his work come straight from the Buddhist art of Dunhuang....

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Chinese, 9th – 10th century, male.

Active c. 890-930.

Born in Jinshui (Sichuan).

Painter.

Zhang Yuan was a famous painter of arhats (Buddhist holy men). The signed work Landscape with Seven Buddhist Patriarchs Accompanied by Servants and Assistants is attributed to him, perhaps correctly.

New York (Metropolitan Mus. of Art): ...

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Chinese, 9th century, male.

Active in Chengdu (Sichuan) c. 825-850.

Born in Changan (Xian, Shensi).

Painter.

Zhao Gongyou painted Buddhist and Taoist figures. He initially lived at Chengdu, where he painted murals for a number of temples, later moving to Zhejiang. A fragment from a handscroll in the British Museum, ...

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Zhao Ju  

Chinese, 13th century, male.

Active in Ningbo (Zhejiang) in the second half of the 13th century.

Painter.

Zhao Ju painted Buddhist figures. A pair of eight-fold screens, in colour on silk and signed, depicting the Sixteen Lohan, is in the Hokkekyo-ji in Chiba in Japan....

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Chinese, 11th century, male.

Born in Kuaiji (Zhejiang); died 1123.

Painter, Chan Buddhist monk. Ink plum blossom.

Zhongren was a Chan Buddhist monk who lived at the Huaguang monastery in Hunan Province. He was a great friend of the painter Huang Tingjian (fl. 1087-1093), who composed poems for his pictures. Zhongren is known above all for his paintings of plum blossom, a genre that flourished at the beginning of the Song dynasty and whose symbolism closely resembles that of bamboo painting. Indeed, he was the first to paint plum blossom in ink washes, a genre that in China would have a great future. This is how the Song dynasty epic Meipu or ...

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Chinese, 12th century, male.

Active in Ningbo (Zhejiang) 1160-1180.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Zhou Jichang and Lin Tinggui are known for a series of 100 paintings of the Five Hundred Arhats executed in 1178, of which 82 survive in the Daotoku-ji temple in Kyoto, and 10 in Boston, while two are in private collections....

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Baltic School, 15th – 16th century, male.

Active in Flanders.

Born c. 1469, in Reval (now Tallinn); died between 21 and 24 December 1525, in Tallinn.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Of Baltic origin, Miguel Zittoz worked in Flanders and did his apprenticeship in Bruges in about ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Venice during the second half of the 16th century.

Sculptor. Religious furnishings.

Sculpted the S Lucia altar in the Venice church of S Canciano.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born 1433, in Cento; died 1498, in Venice.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Bolognese School.

Marco Zoppo is identified with a group of painters trained in the workshop of Squarcione in Padua. He received some training in his native Bologna before arriving in 1452 in Padua, where he worked until 1455, when he moved to Venice. Zoppo is recorded in Bologna in the early 1460s, when he completed the San Clemente polyptych for church of the Collegio di Spagna and a crucifix for S Giuseppe fuori Porta Saragozza, both of which remain in situ. In addition to these works, he executed various other projects in Bologna (now lost), including work for S Petronio and cassone panels for the Marchesa of Mantua, Barbara Gonzaga. By 1468 Zoppo had returned to Venice. His major works include an altarpiece for S Giustina in Venice (...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Died 1508.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Zopporocco was related to Marco Zoppo, and studied under Perugino. He is recorded as having been in Bologna in 1496 or thereabouts, and is also believed to have worked in Florence. An Adoration of the Shepherds...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born probably in 1540 or 1542 or 1543, in San Angelo in Vado; died 20 July 1609, in Ancona.

Painter, draughtsman, writer. History painting, religious subjects, portraits.

Federico Zuccaro was the younger brother of Taddeo Zuccaro, under whom he studied in Rome. He was soon qualified to assist his brother and, with the consent of Pope Pius IV, worked alongside Taddeo and Barocci on the decoration of the Belvedere. Zuccaro painted, among other compositions: ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1 September 1529, in San Angelo in Vado; died 1 or 2 September 1566, in Rome.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, allegorical subjects, portraits.

The son of Ottavio and the elder brother of Federico Zuccaro, Taddeo Zuccaro studied under his father and then under Pompeo da Fano before leaving for Rome when barely 14 to pursue his art studies. Daniele di Por brought his precocious talent to the attention of Vitto and he served a four-year apprenticeship in the latter's atelier. In about ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1541, in Florence; died 1589 or 1590 or 1596, in Rome or Florence.

Painter. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects.

A pupil and later a collaborator of Giorgio Vasari, Jacopo del Zucchi visited Rome during the pontificate of Gregory XIII and received the patronage of Cardinal Ferdinand de' Medici. He worked alongside Vasari on the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence and was also commissioned by Cardinal de' Medici to paint major frescoes, notably in his palazzo in Florence (...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active at the end of the 15th century.

Born in Cremona; died 1538.

Painter. Landscapes.

Giovanni Maria Zupelli was a landscape painter who introduced religious subject matter into his work.