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CIMABUE (1240 - 1302), Painter, fresco artist, architect

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CIMABUE (1240 - 1302), Painter, fresco artist, architect

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Italian, 13th century, male.

Born between 1240 and 1250, in Florence; died 1302, in Pisa.

Painter, fresco artist, architect. Religious subjects.

Tuscan School, Florentine School.

We can only take Vasari's word for it that Cimabue was born in 1240, but the date seems plausible. He is known to have been in Rome in 1272 and there are documents that show he was in

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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