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Domenico Ghirlandaio

Italian Renaissance painter from Florence

Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449 – 11 January 1494) was an Italian painter. He painted during the Renaissance (about 1400-1600) in Florence. He was an important painter in the time of the Renaissance. In about 1480, he became the official portrait artist for wealthy people in Florence.

Domenico Ghirlandaio
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Supposed self-portrait, from Adoration of the Magi, 1488
Born
Domenico di Tommaso Curradi di Doffo Bigordi

1449
Died11 January 1494(1494-01-11) (aged 45)
Florence, Italy (buried in the church of Santa Maria Novella)
NationalityItalian
Known forPainter
Notable work
Paintings in: Church of Ognissanti in Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, Santa Trinita, Tornabuoni Chapel in Florence and Sistine Chapel, Rome
MovementItalian Renaissance

Domenico had a large painting workshop. His brothers David Ghirlandaio and Benedetto Ghirlandaio and his brother-in-law Sebastiano Mainardi worked with him. His son Ridolfo Ghirlandaio also was a painter.

Michelangelo Buonarroti was his most famous apprentice. He started learning in Domenico’s workshop at age 13.

BiographyEdit

 
"Selfportrait", from the left, David Ghirlandaio, Bastiano or Sebastiano Mainardi and Domenico Ghirlandaio

Ghirlandaio died in 1494 of an contagious fever and was buried in Santa Maria Novella. The day and month of his birth and death are not known, but he died in early January of his forty-fifth year. He had been married two times and had six children. One of his three sons, Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, also became a noted painter in Florence.

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