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Jacopo Bassano

c. 1510-1592 Italy/Mannerism


Brief Biography-Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte) was born in Bassano del Grappa and tutored by his father, Francesco the Elder. Bonifazio Veronese trained him in Venice, and Raphael, Parmigianino and Tintoretto's works influenced his style. He subsequently painted altarpieces, landscapes, and genre scenes. Jacopo turned down an invitation by King Rudolf II to work in his court, preferring to work in his hometown for life. He had four sons who also became artists, Francesco 1548-1591, Giovanni Battista 1553-1613, Leandro 1558-1623 and Gerolamo 1560-1622. They continued to work from his atelier after his death in 1592. Francesco and Leandro were the most noted sons, and they found appreciation in Venice. Unfortunately, Francesco suffered from melancholia; being subject to fits of violent rages, he died when he threw himself out of a window. However, Leandro’s portrait of Doge Grimani won him a Knighthood of the Order of Saint Mark and great respect in Venice, where he spent his whole life.


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