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Master of Saint Francis

active 1272

The Master of Saint Francis is named from his picture 'Saint Francis with Angels' in S. Maria degli Angeli, near Assisi, and the fresco cycle of the saint's life in the lower church of San Francesco at Assisi. He was active in Umbria, around Perugia, and in Assisi, Saint Francis's home town. His last known dated work is a Crucifix of 1272 in the Perugia Gallery.

The dramatic expressiveness of his style is combined with a use of line and brilliant colour and may have influenced Duccio and other painters from Siena.