Paolo Uccello

c1397 Born Paolo di Dono in Florence, the son of a barber-surgeon, but becomes known as Uccello, according to Vasari, because of his love of birds.

c1412 Probable date of his apprenticeship to Lorenzo Ghiberti.

1414 Joins the Compagnia di S Luca, the artists guild.

1416 Leaves Ghiberti’s workshop.

1425 Uccello is in Venice, working in S Marco as a mosaicist.

1430s Works on frescoes in the cloisters of Santa Maria Novella in Florence.

1445 Uccello visits Padua.

1450s Produces three paintings showing different stages of the Battle of San Romano, decorations for the new Palazzo Medici in Florence.

1465 Working in Urbino.

1467 Returns to Florence.

1475 Dies in Florence.



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Paolo Uccello - Selected Works

1435 Birth of the Virgin, Prato, Duomo

1435 Disputation of St Stephen, Prato, Duomo

1435 Stoning of St Stephen, Prato, Duomo

1436 Funerary Monument to Sir John Hawkwood, Florence, Duomo

c1447 The Flood, Florence, Santa Maria Novella, Chiostro Verde

c1450 Battle of San Romano - Niccolo da Tolentino Leads the Florentine Troops, London, National Gallery

c1450 Battle of San Romano - Micheletto da Cotignola Engages in Battle, Paris, Musée du Louvre

1450s Battle of San Romano - Bernardino della Ciara Thrown from his Horse, Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi

1450s Portrait of a Lady, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

c1458 St George and the Dragon, Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André

c1460 St George and the Dragon, London, National Gallery

1460–65 Crucifixion, Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

1460s The Hunt in the Forest, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum

Paolo Uccello - Featured Paintings

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