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(b Bologna, 1504/5; d Paris, Mar./Sept. 1570). Italian painter, designer, and architect, active mainly in France. He developed his all-round skills as Giulio Romano's assistant in Mantua. In 1532 he was called to France by Francis I and worked with Rosso Fiorentino at Fontainebleau. Together they were chiefly responsible for establishing the distinctive French type of Mannerism associated with the School of Fontainebleau.

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