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THEOPHANE LE GREC (<i>died</i> 1405), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
THEOPHANE LE GREC (died 1405), Painter

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14th century, male.

Active in Russia from the beginning of 1378.

Died between 1405 or 1415.


Theophane came from Byzantium and travelled towards Russia through the Crimea, Theodosia, Nizhni-Novgorod and Novgorod, decorating churches and palaces, often with Rublev. He executed decorations in Novgorod Cathedral in 1378, those of the palace of Prince Vassili Dmitrievitch in Moscow in 1389 and those of the Church of the Nativity in 1395, none of

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