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(b Verona, ?1528; d Venice, 19 Apr. 1588). Italian painter. His nickname derives from his native city of Verona. He trained there with the undistinguished Antonio Badile (c.1518–60), whose daughter he later married, but from about 1553 he was based in Venice and he is considered a member of the Venetian School. With Tintoretto he became the dominant figure in Venetian painting in the generation after Titian and he had many major commissions. Although he was sometimes in direct competition with Tintoretto, generally they worked for rather different markets and they seem to have been on good terms personally. Both of them were at their best on a large scale, but whereas Tintoretto concentrated on religious pictures, Veronese also did numerous secular commissions.

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

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