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MATTHEW PARIS (1200 - 1259), Painter, miniaturist, goldsmith, sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MATTHEW PARIS (1200 - 1259), Painter, miniaturist, goldsmith, sculptor

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British, 13th century, male.

Born c. 1200, in St Albans; died 1259, in St Albans.

Painter, miniaturist, goldsmith, sculptor.

A Benedictine monk in the monastery of St Albans, he worked there and in London. He spent 1248 and 1249 in Norway. He is considered one of the best English miniaturists of the 13th century.

He wrote and illustrated a number of manuscripts, among which

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