Andrea Solario

about 1465 - 1524

Solario, a native of Milan and the brother of the sculptor Cristoforo Solario, made a distinguished contribution to painting in Milan and Venice. Solario's manner changed after his return to Milan under the influence of Leonardo, though he retained much of his early individuality.

Solario was active in Venice by 1495, where the development of his early style was influenced by the work of Antonello da Messina and his followers. From 1507 to 1509 he was active in Normandy in the service of Cardinal d'Amboise. His last dated work is of 1515.