(c.1570 - 1637)
Donato Mascagni was active/lived in Italy. Donato Mascagni is known for genre painting, religious.
Biography Donato Mascagni
Born in Florence around 1570, Donato Mascagni was not yet fifteen when
he entered the workshop of the great Counter-Reformation painter Jacopo
Ligozzi (1547-1627), who had arrived in the city in 1576 at the behest
of the Medici. In the ensuing years, Ligozzi was made capomaestro
of the Florentine granducal artistic workshop, superintendent of the
Medici gallery, and first painter to the court, serving Dukes Francesco
I, Ferdinando I, Cosimo II, and Ferdinando II.
Mascagni is documented as
Ligozzi's assistant and collaborator from 1584, working on numerous
Medici commissions both in fresco and on panel. Mascagni's talents were
quickly recognized, and in 1593 the young artist was admitted to the
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