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PONTORMO (1494 - 1556), Painter, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
PONTORMO (1494 - 1556), Painter, draughtsman

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1494, in Pontormo, near Empoli (Tuscany); died 1556 or 1557, in Florence.

Painter, draughtsman. History painting, religious subjects, portraits.

Florentine School.

Pontormo's father was an undistinguished pupil of Ghirlandaio. Pontormo took the name of his native village when he arrived in Florence in 1507. It is now almost universally accepted that he studied under Andrea del Sarto around 1512,

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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