Giovanni Battista Castello
(c. 1547 - c. 1637)
Giovanni Battista Castello was active/lived in Italy. Giovanni Castello is known for drawing.
Biography Giovanni Battista Castello
Giovanni Battista Castello was born in Genoa, the elder brother of the artist Bernardo Castello (1557-1629). He is nicknamed 'il Genovese' to distinguish him from Giovanni Battista Castello, il Bergamasco (c.1509-c.1569).
Giovanni Battista studied with Luca Cambiaso (1527-1585), the leading artist in late sixteenth-century Genoa, and soon established a reputation as one of the foremost miniaturists of his day. He made a particular specialty of detailed scenes on parchment or vellum. His fame spread as far as Spain, where he engaged by what Emperor Philip II on the illumination of the Royal choir books in the Escorial in 1584.
The last years of the sixteenth and the first two decades of the seventeenth century saw Castello
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