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Squarcione, Francescolocked

(b Padua, c. 1395; d Padua, after May 1468).
  • Thomas Tolley

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Italian painter, teacher, draughtsman and printmaker. He is a controversial figure. His mediocre qualities as a painter are less contentious than his role as the head of a school for painters, possibly the earliest private establishment devoted to teaching painting and distinct from the workshop system of instruction through apprenticeships....

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