Italian Artists & Architects

Lanfranco, Giovanni (1582-1647)

Giovanni Lanfranco, Italian painter, was born in Terenzo, Parma in 1582 and died in Rome in 1647. He was a pupil and collaborator of Agostino Caracci in the Palazzo del Giardino in Parma; later he passed to Annibale Carracci in Rome and participated in decoration of the room of Heremits in Palazzo Farnese in 1604. In 1608 and 1610 Lanfranco collaborated with Guido Reni over...

Laurana, Luciano (circa 1420-1479)

Luciano Laurana, Italian architect, was born in La Vrana, Zara, in circa 1420 and died in Pesaro in 1479. There is no any information about his artistic education and first activity; his participation in execution of the Triumphal arch to Alfonso V d'Aragona in Naples is uncertain, while it is documented his presence in Mantua in 1465 used by the artist for the studies of L.B....

Legros, Pierre the Younger (1666-1719)

Pierre Legros the Younger, French sculptor, was born in Paris in 1666 and died in Rome in 1719. He studied in Academy of France in Rome, and participated with P.E.Monnot in decoration of Chiesa del Gesu' (Religion whipping Heresy, and a tomb of Gregory XV). To him belongs also a relief St Louis Gonzaga in glory (Chiesa di S.Ignazio, Rome, 1698).

Ligorio, Pirro (circa 1510-1583)

Pirro Ligorio, Italian architect, painter, art writer and antique dealer, was born in Naples in circa1510 and died in Ferrara in 1583. Being in Rome since 1534, he took the theme of storic events for his paintings and made grotesque decorations. In 1549 he began the excavations of the Villa Adriana in the city of Tivoli, charged by Ippolito II d'Este. In 1553 he published the...

Lippi, Annibale (16th century)

Annibale Lippi, Italian architect, was active in the 16th century. He was of Florentine origins and worked a lot in Spoleto, where built the Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto, and in Rome, where recosntructed Villa Medici.

Lippi, Filippo (c1406-1469)

Filippo Lippi, Italian painter, was born in Florence in circa 1406 and died in Spoleto in 1469. He was a son of a butcher, and remained orphan in the early age. In 1421 he became a monk of the Carmine's convent, where he could see Masaccio and Masolino frescoing Cappella Brancacci. In this period he created Consegna della regola dei Carmelitani (1432, Florence, Chiesa del...

Longhi, Martino (? - 1591)

Martino Longhi, Italian architect, was born in Viggiu' and died in Rome in 1591; he was a founder of the famous family of Lombardian architects, one of those, dominating in Rome in the end of 16th century - fist half of 17th century, between late Mannerism and Baroque. Being inspired by Vignola, collaborated with G.Della Porta and D.Fontana; projected the facades of the...

Longhi, Martino the Younger (1602-1660) (son of Onorio)

Martino Longhi, the Younger, Italian architect, was born in Rome in 1602 and died in Viggiu' in 1660; he was a son of Onorio Longhi, belonging to the family of Lombardian architects. His activity took place in times of Baroque, connected with the personal and intellectual research of the problems of mannerism: church of Sant'Antonio dei Portoghesi (1638); big stair-case of...

Longhi, Onorio (1569 - 1619) (son of Martino)

Onorio Longhi, Italian architect, was born in Milan in circa 1602 and died in Viggiu' in 1660, he was a son of the founder of the family of architects, Martino Longhi. He gave projects for the numerous Italian and Europian centers, other than those for Rome. Here he started construction of the church San Carlo al Corso, which was completed by his son.

Lorenzetto (1490-1541) (Lorenzo Lotti)

Lorenzo Lotti, named Lorenzetto, Italian sculptor and architect, was born in Florence in 1490 and died in Rome in 1541. After modest works executed in his Motherland, he moved to Rome and entered a company of Raphael, with who he became a collaborator, which made him famous. Charged by Raphael and supplied with his designs, Lorenzetto executed bronze relieves for the Cappella...

Lotto, Lorenzo (circa1480-1556)

Lorenzo Lotto, Italian painter, was born in Venice in circa 1480 and died in Loreto in 1556. He was a pupil of Giovanni Bellini, but was attracted by the style of Antonello da Messina as well. His first famous works are: Ritratto di giovinetto (Bergamo, Acc.Carrara); Il vescovo Bernardo de'Rossi (pictured) (Naples, Capodimonte); Madonna con san Pietro Martire (Naples,...

Luti, Benedetto (1666-1724)

Benedetto Luti, Italian painter, was born in Florence in 1666 and died in Rome in 1724. He was a pupil of A.D.Gabbiani and since 1691 of Roman master C.Ferri. He had chosen classicism of Bologna tradition of the 17th century and art of C.Maratta for his own works: Venere e Amore, Diana e Endimione (1713); Mercurio, Venere e Amore (1717) (all in collection Schonborn in...

Lysippos (the 4th century b.C.)

Lysippos, Greek sculptor, lived in the 4th century b.C. He was a master of numerous artists like Boedas, Diappus, Euticrate, Fanide, Eutichide, Carete; he produced, as the written documents say, a big number of bronze works, but none of the originals survived. He was among the favourit artists of the court of Alexander Magno, to who was dedicated such work as Alexander with...

Italian Artists & Architects Bios List: Started With "M"

Given Names in Alphabetical Order - "M"

Mabuse (c1478-1532) (Jan Gossaert)

Jan Gossaert, named Mabuse, Flemish painter, was born in Maubeuge in c1478 and died in Middelburg in 1532. He taught in Antwerp from 1503; in 1508 moved to Rome following Fillip of Burgundy, for whom he worked some time later in Suytburg and in Utrecht; worked occasionally for Charles V and Margherita d'Austria in Malines in 1515-17; from 1524 he was active in Middelburg at...