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(d Florence, 1366). Florentine painter, the son of a painter and mosaicist Gaddo Gaddi (dc.1330). According to Cennino Cennini, Taddeo was Giotto's godson and worked with him for 24 years. He was one of the leading Florentine artists of his day and in 1347 he headed a list of the best living painters made for the purpose of choosing a master to paint an altarpiece for S. Giovanni Fuorcivitas, Pistoia.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)