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Carracci, Agostino

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Born: 1557 AD
Died: 1602 AD, at 44 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Painters

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1557 - Born in Bologna on the 16th of August.

1574 - He worked as a reproductive engraver, copying works of 16th century masters such as Federico Barocci, Tintoretto, Antonio Campi, Veronese and Correggio.

1582 - He travelled to Venice.

1584 - He worked in Bologna on the fresco cycles in Palazzo Fava.

1586-1587 - He travelled to Parma.

         - His altarpiece of the Madonna with Child and Saints, in the National Gallery of Parma.

1590 - He work in Palazzo Magnani.

1592 - He also painted the Communion of St. Jerome, now in the Pinacoteca di Bologna and considered his masterwork.

1598 - Carracci joined his brother Annibale in Rome, to collaborate on the decoration of the Gallery in Palazzo Farnese.

1600 - He was called to Parma by Duke Ranuccio I Farnese to began the decoration of the Palazzo del Giardino, but he died before it was finished.

1602 - Died on the 22nd of March.

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