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Gentile da Fabriano

about 1385 - 1427
Gentile da Fabriano
Image: Gentile da Fabriano¬†

Gentile was born in Fabriano in the Marches, and first worked in Venice; his early frescoes are now destroyed. By 1422 he had joined the Florentine guild, and started a workshop. He later worked in Rome for Pope Martin V.

He is regarded as a leading exponent of the so-called International Gothic style, and his pictures are elegant and stylish. In fact his unifying use of light predates Masaccio. He probably taught Jacopo Bellini in Florence.