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PARMIGIANINO, Il (1503 - 1540), Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
PARMIGIANINO, Il (1503 - 1540), Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman, engraver

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 11 January 1503, in Parma; died 24 August 1540, in Casalmaggiore.

Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman, engraver. Religious and mythological subjects, portraits.

Il Parmigianino was the son of the painter Filippo Mazzola, who died when Francesco was still a child. He was brought up by his uncles Michele Mazzola and Pier’Ilario, also painters, from whom he learned the rudiments

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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