Gozzoli, Benozzo


Gozzoli, Benozzo

biographical name

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Detail with Lorenzo de' Medici from “Procession of the Magi,” fresco by Benozzo …—SCALA/Art Resource, New York

(born 1420, Florence—died Oct. 4, 1497, Pistoia) Italian Renaissance painter. Early in his career he assisted Lorenzo Ghiberti on the east doors of the Baptistery in Florence and Fra Angelico on frescoes in Florence, Rome, and Orvieto. His reputation today rests on the breathtaking fresco cycle The Journey of the Magi (1459–61) in the chapel of Florence's Medici-Riccardi Palace. His work as a whole was undistinguished, however. He painted several altarpieces and a series of 25 frescoes of Old Testament scenes, now badly damaged, for the Camposanto in Pisa (1468–84).

Variants of GOZZOLI, BENOZZO

Gozzoli, Benozzo orig. Benozzo di Lese

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