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Benozzo Gozzoli

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Benozzo Gozzoli
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Early Renaissance

Benozzo Gozzoli Biography

Benozzo Gozzoli was born in 1420 in Florence, the son of tailor Lese di Sandro. Like many other painters of the early Renaissance, Gozzoli was initially trained as a goldsmith. At the age of 27 he began to work with Fra Angelico (1395-1455) in Orvieto and Rome. During his apprenticeship years, 1438-1444/45, in the workshop of Fra Angelico, Gozzoli took part in the decoration of the cells in the Dominican monastery of San Marco. The paintings in Cosimo de’Medici’s double cell (cell 38/39) are thought to have been done almost solely by him, and these include a depiction of the Adoration of the Magi.

Benozzo Gozzoli 145 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Benozzo Gozzoli Bibliography

The Chapel of the Magi: Benozzo Gozzoli's Frescoes in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi Florence by Benozzo, Cristina Acidini Luchinat. Thames & Hudson, 1994.

Benozzo Gozzoli by Diane Ahl. Yale University Press, 1996.

Gozzoli 1420-1497 (Masters of Italian Art) by Marion Opitz. Konemann, 1998.

Benozzo Gozzoli: Library of Great Painters (Library of Great Masters) by Luchinat. Scala Publishers, 1995.