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date: 19 September 2019

Falconetto, Gian Maria or Giovanni Marialocked

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Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born c. 1458 or 1468, in Verona; died 1534, in Padua.

Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman, architect. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects. Church decoration.

Veronese School.

Gian Maria Falconetto was the brother of Gian Antonio and was also instructed by their father, Jacopo Falconetto; he was probably the father of Ottaviano Falconetti. After dedicating the first part of his life to painting, he turned his attention to architecture and was employed by Alvise Cornaro (Corner) in Padua, where most of his architectural works are to be found. He was a successor to Liberale and imitator of Melozzo da Forlì, decorating a number of churches in Verona....

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