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(b Brescia, c.1498; d Brescia, Nov./Dec. 1554). Italian painter, active mainly in his native Brescia and the neighbourhood. Ridolfi says he was a pupil of Titian, and certainly his influence is apparent in Moretto's work. He was the leading Brescian painter of his day, mainly producing altarpieces and other religious works, the best of which display an impressive gravity and a poetic feeling for nature (St Giustina with a Donor, c.

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