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Lelio Orsi

Painter, architect, fresco painter, muralist and draughtsman

Born
1508 / 1511 in Novellara (?)
Died
1587 in Novellara
School
Mannerism

6 Works by Lelio Orsi

Biography

Lelio Orsi (born in Novellara? in 1508 or 1511; died in Novellara in 1587), training circumstances unknown. In Reggio Emilia from 1536 to 1546; escaped to Novellara under the protection of Count Gonzaga following a murder charge; 1553 briefly in Venice, 1554/55 in Rome, where he apparently was influenced by Michelangelo. Painter of sometimes bizarre compositions; also worked as an architect.

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