Liberale da Verona

Liberale da Verona lēbārä´lā dä vārô´nä [key], b. c.1445, d. 1526 or 1529, Italian painter of the Veronese school, whose given name was Liberale de Jacopo della Biava. He was employed at Monte Oliveto near Siena as a miniature painter and illustrator of liturgical books (some of which are now preserved at Chiusi), and in the Cathedral of Siena. Returning (1488) to Verona, he took up fresco and oil painting. His earlier paintings are executed in a meticulous and minute style, but his later works are more broadly treated, apparently under the influence of Mantegna. Notable examples are Madonna with Saints, his earliest known painting; Adoration of the Magi (cathedral, Verona); and a predella, with scenes of the Nativity, Epiphany, and Death of the Virgin (Episcopal Palace, Verona).

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