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Domenico Veneziano

active 1438; died 1461

Domenico Veneziano was born about 1410, in Venice, but trained with Gentile da Fabriano in Florence and Rome. After Gentile's death he worked with Pisanello in Rome in the 1430s.

He was painting frescoes in Perugia and Florence in the late 1430s. Most of these are now lost and his principal surviving work is the 'Saint Lucy' altarpiece now in the Uffizi, Florence. His work shows a sensitivity to naturalism, and his use of light and colour influenced Piero della Francesca, whom he taught.