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Giulio Clovio

Painter, miniaturist, draughtsman and monk

ca. 1498 in Grižane
1578 in Rome

One Work by Giulio Clovio


Vasari relates that Giulio Clovia, actually Julije Klović (born in Grižane, Croatia, around 1498; died in Rome in 1578), arrived in Italy as an eighteen-year-old, and on the advice of Giulio Romano trained as a miniature painter. Worked in the service of several cardinals (Grimani, Campeggi, Alessandro Farnese). After experiencing the Sack of Rome in 1527, took vows as a monk; an important painter of miniatures.

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