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ANTONELLO DE SALIBA (1466 - 1535), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ANTONELLO DE SALIBA (1466 - 1535), Painter

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Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born c. 1466, in Messina; died 1535.


Antonello de Saliba was the son of a woodcarver. He was a pupil of the Messina painter Jacobello di Antonio before going to Venice to perfect his art. He returned to Sicily and worked there from 1497 to 1535. His masterpiece, in the museum of Catania, is a Madonna seated on a throne and

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