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ANGELICO, Fra (1387 - 1455), Painter, fresco artist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ANGELICO, Fra (1387 - 1455), Painter, fresco artist

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born 1387, in Vicchio (Mugello, Tuscany); died 18 March 1455, in Rome.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects. Miniatures.

Florentine School.

Little is known about the childhood of Fra Angelico. However, according to Vasari his precocious artistic talent had already been recognised by the time he entered holy orders. In 1407 he took his vows at the Dominican monastery of

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