Benozzo Gozzoli Facts

Benozzo Gozzoli Facts
Benozzo Gozzoli was an early Renaissance artist from Florence, Italy, best known for his frescoes in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi. He was born Benozzo di Lese in approximately 1421 in the Sant'Ilario a Columbano, a village near Florence. Benozzo moved to Florence in 1427. He later became Fra Angelica's student and apprentice, with whom he eventually collaborated on many important frescoes and was commissioned to work in the Vatican for Pope Eugene IV and then for Nicholas V. Benozzo Gozzoli's work can be seen in museums and in churches in various countries in Europe and in the United States.
Interesting Benozzo Gozzoli Facts:
In 1442 Benozzo Gozzoli was studying to be a painter.
Benozzo Gozzoli worked as a sculptor for Ghiberti in Florence, and from 1444 to 1447 worked on the Battistero de San Giovanni's "Paradise Doors".
Benozzo Gozzoli worked as Fra Angelica's apprentice and on a variety of works of art including pieces in the convent of San Marco, frescoes in the Vatican Palace's chapel, "Madonna and Child" in Santa Maria sopra Minerva church, and the vault for Duomo di Orvieto in Umbria - Benozzo's last work with Fra Angelica.
Between 1437 and 1449 Benozzo Gozzoli's major works included "The Rape of Helen", now in the National Gallery in London, "Women at the Tomb" a fresco in San Marco, Florence, "Adoration of the Magi" a fresco in San Marco, Florence, and "Madonna and Child Giving Blessings" a tempera on silk located in Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome.
Between 1450 and 1460 Benozzo Gozzoli's major works included "Madonna and Child between St. Francis and St. Bernadine of Siena" a fresco in San Fortunato, Montefalco, "St Fortunatus Enthroned" a fresco in San Fortunato, Montefalco, "Madonna and Child" a fresco in San Fortunato, Montefalco, "St. Anthony of Padua" a panel in Aracoeli, Rome, "Madonna della Cintola" a tempura panel in the Vatican, "Madonna and Child Surrounded by Saints" a fresco in Capella di San Gerolamo, Montefalco, "The Departure of St Jerome from Antioch" a fresco in Capella di San Gerolamo, Montefalco, "St Jerome Pulling a Thorn from a Lion's Paw" a fresco in Capella di San Gerolamo, Montefalco, "Madonna and Child with Sts Francis and Bernadine, and Fra Jacopo" a tempera on panel in Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, "Madonna and Child with Sts John the Baptist, Peter, Jerome, and Paul" a tempura on panel in Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia, and "Procession of the Magi" frescoes in Magi Chapel, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence.
Between 1461 and 1470 Benozzo Gozzoli continued working at much of the same pace as he did in the 1450s. Some of his most notable work in the 1470s include "Purification Altarpiece", "Fall of Simon Magus", "St. Sebastian Intercessor", and "Mystical Marriage of St. Catherine".
From about 1468 until 1494 or 1495, Benozzo Gozzoli completed most of his work in Pisa.
Benozzo Gozzoli's largest commission was the series of 25 frescoes depicting "Old Testament" scenes in Campo Santo, Pisa.
The last known work believed to be completed by Benozzo Gozzoli was "Glory of St. Thomas Aquinas", now located in the Louvre in Paris.
Benozzo Gozzoli died in Pistoli in approximately 1497.


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