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(b Venice, c.1480; d Loreto, 1556/7). Venetian painter. According to his own testimony he was born in Venice, and Vasari suggests that he was trained there, but he worked in many other places, had an idiosyncratic style, and stands somewhat apart from the central Venetian tradition. He is first recorded in 1503 in Treviso, where he was based until 1506. He then had a period in central Italy, during which he worked for Julius II (Giuliano della Rovere) in the Vatican (nothing survives by him there).

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