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Giorgio Vasari

Painter, architect and art writer

Born
1511 in Arezzo
Died
1574 in Florence

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Biography

Giorgio Vasari (born in Arezzo in 1511; died in Florence in 1574), received initial training in Arezzo under the stained-glass painter Guillaume de Marcillat, then lived from 1524 in Florence. He was variously employed by the Medici (Palazzo Vecchio, 1555-1572), but was also active in many other cities (Rome, Bologna, Venice, Naples). On his journeys, he deliberately collected information for his 'Lives of the Artists' (1550; reworked 1568).

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