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PIETRO DA CORTONA (1596 - 1669), Painter, decorative designer

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
PIETRO DA CORTONA (1596 - 1669), Painter, decorative designer

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1596, in Cortona; died 16 May 1669, in Rome.

Painter, decorative designer. Religious subjects, portraits. Murals, designs for mosaics.

[not available online]Pietro's first teacher in his native Cortona was Andrea Commodi. In 1612, he seems to have travelled to Parma, where he encountered works by Correggio before following Commodi to Rome, where he entered the studio of Baccio Carpi

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