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About Piero della Francesca

Piero della Francesca, 1412-1492

One of the great artists of the early Italian Renaissance, painted religious works. Although the date and place of his birth are not definite, it seems likely that he was born in about 1412 in Sansepolcro, Italy.

He probably studied painting with one of several skilled artists of the Sienese school who lived in Sansepolcro.

His experience and contacts in Florence, where he would have seen the works of such sculptors, artists, and architects as Donatello, Brunelleschi, Masaccio, and Fra Angelico, had a profound influence on his style. 

Piero was skilled in perspective, and his paintings are also known for the care with which he rendered the landscapes that provide the backgrounds for his figures.
 Piero della Francesca

In addition to Florence, he also worked in Rimini, Arezzo, Ferrara, and Rome. In the last years of his life Piero apparently ceased painting to pursue other interests, including writing. 

Francesca's biography
Francesca at Art Gallery of the Christus Rex Project 
Francesca at Olga gallery 
Francesca at Wem Museum Paris
Francesca at artchive 
Francesca at artcyclopedia