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PERUZZI, Baldassare (1481 - 1536), Painter (including fresco), decorative artist, engraver, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online March 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
PERUZZI, Baldassare (1481 - 1536), Painter (including fresco), decorative artist, engraver, draughtsman

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 15 January 1481, in Ancaiano, near Siena; died 6 January 1536, in Rome.

Painter (including fresco), decorative artist, engraver, draughtsman, architect. Religious subjects.

Nothing is known of Baldassare Peruzzi’s early training, but his prolific career as an architect, painter and draughtsman began in Siena. He is first recorded as painter of the frescoes in the chapel of

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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