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Born: 1380 AD
Died: 1455 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Painters

1380 – Pisanello was born.

1415-1420 – He was the assistant of the renowned painter and illuminator Gentile da Fabriano from whom he acquired his refined, delicate, detailed style.

1422  – He was reported to be in Mantua in the service of young Ludovico Gonzaga, son of the Marchese of Mantua Gianfrancesco Gonzaga.

1424 – Pisanello stayed again in Verona. However, according to some scholars, he painted frescoes about hunting and fishing and jousts in Pavia the same year.

1426 – He painted one of his important surviving works: the fresco Annunciation in San Fermo, Verona.

1433 – He returned to Verona.

1435 – Pisanello became more and more interested in portraiture and medalmaking.

1436-1438 – His fresco masterpiece from this period is Saint George and the Princess of Trebizond at the Pellegrini Chapel, Sant’Anastasia, Verona.

1441 – He went back to Ferrara. There he painted his acclaimed portrait of Lionello d’Este, now on display at the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo.

1455 – Pisanello died.