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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born 1418, in Florence; died before 1498, in Perugia.

Sculptor, architect. Religious subjects.

Florentine School, Perugian School.

The son of the weaver Antonio di Duccio, Agostino d'Antonio di Duccio produced works in marble and terracotta of the Della Robbia type. His earliest known works are four low reliefs in Modena Cathedral. While living in Florence in ...

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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, 15th century, male.

Born c. 1434, probably in Padua; died c. 1496, probably in Padua.

Sculptor, architect. Religious subjects, animals. Low reliefs, church decoration, funerary monuments.

Venetian School, Paduan School.

Bellano is said to have studied under Donatello, in Padua, and followed his master to Florence in ...

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Born 1538, in Cordova; died 28 July 1608, in Cordova.

Painter, sculptor, architect. Religious subjects, portraits.

School of Cordova.

Pablo de Céspedes initially studied theology, then Oriental languages. He began painting during a trip to Rome, under the direction of one of Michelangelo's pupils. While he was in Rome he painted a number of frescoes in various chapels, which were so successful that he was nicknamed the 'Spanish Raphael'. He was offered a canonicate in his home town and returned to Cordova in 1575 or 1577, before settling there permanently after a second trip to Rome in 1583. It was there that he painted his ...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born 5 June 1436, in Lucca; died 12 October 1501, in Lucca.

Sculptor, architect. Religious furnishings (altars).

Florentine School.

Matteo Civitali was a pupil of Antonio Rossellino, then worked with his master in Florence. He was responsible for introducing printing to Lucca. His work as an architect includes the Palazzo Pretorio in Lucca: its plans are attributed to him. He was a humanist, and his first works as a sculptor were representations of humanists of his day: ...

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French, 12th century, male.

Died 29 December 1163.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Architect and Bishop of Metz, this artist was also known as a sculptor. He decorated the high-altar choir of his cathedral and restored the churches of St-Pierre-aux-Images and Notre-Dame-la-Ronde.

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German, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born c. 1450, in Schmidmühlen; died 1518, in Munich.

Architect, sculptor. Religious subjects, figures.

Bavarian School.

In 1480 he carried out 16 Carnival figures for the old Munich town hall, six of which are extant. No other works of the period evince such a grotesque humour, clearly dictated by the patron in question. Also sometimes attributed to him are the wooden busts representing the Prophets at the Church of Our Lady in Munich....

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French, 14th century, male.

Sculptor, architect.

In 1326 he decorated the portal of the church of St-Sépulcre in Paris with the statues of Christ and the Twelve Apostles, and low reliefs of The Entombment and The Resurrection

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French, 16th century, male.

Sculptor, architect. Liturgical objects, religious furnishings, armorials.

The son of Antoine Le Rupt, in 1555 he made a polychrome marble throne for the church of Notre-Dame in Dôle (Jura). Between 1562 and 1570, he made the rood screen, organ case and a font for the same church and, in ...

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Polish, 16th century, male.

Died 1583, in Lowicz.

Sculptor, architect.

Cracow School.

Though he was mainly an architect of religious buildings, Jan Michalowicz also carved a number of memorials. He was made a member of the corporation of artists in Cracow in 1570. His works can be found all over Poland, from the tomb of Bishop Padniewski in Cracow cathedral to the tomb of Bishop Ucharski in the collegiate church in Lowicz. Despite being called the 'Polish Praxiteles', he was mainly responsible for the spread in Poland of Italian Renaissance art, with nuances of Flemish Mannerism....

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Italian, 14th century, male.

Died 1365.

Painter, fresco artist, sculptor, architect. Religious subjects.

Nardo di Cione was probably the father of Mariotto di Nardo, and definitely the elder brother of Orcagna Andrea di Cione. He is mentioned in Florence, where he worked with his brother on the Strozzi chapel in the church of S Maria Novella, executing scenes on ...

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Belgian, 15th century, male.

Sculptor, designer of ornamental architectural features. Church decoration.

Rankaert worked on the decoration of Antwerp Cathedral.

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1495, in Burgos (Castilla y León); died 22 October 1563, in Granada.

Sculptor, architect. Religious subjects. Funerary monuments.

The son of Gil de Siloé, Diego worked first in Burgos as his father's pupil. When still very young, he travelled to Italy at a time when Michelangelo was at the peak of his fame and was much influenced by this artist's work. In Naples in ...

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Dutch, 16th century, male.

Active in Italy and in Delft.

Born c. 1525; died 14 November 1580.

Sculptor (including bronze), architect. Mythological subjects. Statuettes, busts, statues, religious furnishings, monuments.

Van Tetrode is also known erroneously by the names Tetterdil, Tetterode and Tettesdet. The son of Daniel Adriaensz., he spent about 20 years in Italy and is the same as the painter Guglielmo Fiammingho (or Guglielmo Tedesco, or even 'Guglielmo scultore fiamingo') mentioned by Vasari. He worked under the name Guglielmo Fiammingho between ...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born c. 1410-12, in Castiglione di Val d'Orcia; died 6 June 1480, in Siena.

Painter, sculptor (wood/marble/bronze), caster (bronze), goldsmith, architect. Frescoes, busts, religious furnishings.

Sienese School.

Vecchietta's baptismal certificate established that he was born in August 1410, rather than 1412...

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Flemish School, 16th century, male.

Active in Ghent.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, architect, geographer. Religious subjects, architectural views.

Franciscus van de Velde designed buildings and made sculptures and paintings for the abbey of St Peter near Ghent.