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MELOZZO DA FORLÌ (1438 - 1494), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MELOZZO DA FORLÌ (1438 - 1494), Painter

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born 1438, in Forlì; died 8 November 1494, in Forlì.


Arezzo School.

Melozzo da Forlì was probably apprenticed to Piero della Francesca whose ambitious projects he strived to emulate, like him favouring monumental schemes and propagating this ideal in the centres where he worked. His first extant work is thought to be the fresco known as Pepper Pestle (c. 1460-65) in

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