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 Orazio Gentileschi  (1563 - 1639)

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Lived/Active: Italy/United Kingdom      Known for: figure painting-religious subjects

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BIOGRAPHY for Orazio Gentileschi
1563 (Pisa, Italy)
1639 (London, England)

Italy/United Kingdom

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An Italian painter from Pisa, Orazio Gentileschi was in Rome by the time he was age sixteen, and began a career of painting for Popes including Sixtus V, Clement VIII and Paul V.  He became close friends with Michelangelo Caravaggio, and was much influenced by "the humanistic approach found in Caravaggio, as well as a clean and elegant line, a basic simplicity, and a warm satistfying color."

From 1610 to 1620, Gentileschi was in Ancona, and then went to Genoa where he had c (showing 500 of 895 characters).

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