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Francesco Albani

 (1578 - 1660)
Francesco Albani was active/lived in Italy.  Francesco Albani is known for religious and mythology painting, frescoes.

Biography   Francesco Albani


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Francesco Albani or Albano (17 March or 17 August 1578 - 4 October 1660) was an Italian Baroque painter.

Born 1578 in Bologna, he had a father who was a silk merchant and who intended to instruct his son in the same trade; but by age twelve, Albani became an apprentice under the competent mannerist painter Denis Calvaert, where he met Guido Reni.  Soon he followed Reni to the so-called "Academy" run by the Carracci family: Annibale, Agostino, and Ludovico.  This studio fostered the careers of many painters of the Bolognese school, including Domenichino, Massari, Viola, Lanfranco, Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi, Pietro Faccini, Remigio Cantagallina, and Reni.

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