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Piero Della Francesca - Italian Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - Piero Della Francesca (1420 - 1492)

Piero della Francesca was born in Borgo San Sepolcro, Italy and lived there most of his life. He studied under Veneziano in Florence, and was strongly inspired by Donatello, Masaccio, and Uccello. After 1470, he abandoned art for his other interests in mathematics. Because of his slow and negligent working style, many of his commissions took long periods of time or were never finished. He received little to no recogniton until the 1800’s, when he was discovered to be one of the important artists of the Renaissance. He trained under Veneziano and his work comes under the banner of the "Florentine School". He worked throughout the Tuscany and Le Marche regions of Italy and in particular the towns of Arezzo, Urbino, Milan, Monterchi and Rimini, but examples of his work can be found in major museums around the would including the Louvre, Paris , London's National Gallery and the Uffizi in Florence. He went blind sometime between 1487 and his death in 1492.

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