Fra Angelico

c1395–1400 Born Guido di Pietro in Vicchio di Mugello (near Florence)

1417–1425 At some point between these dates he enters the Dominican monastery at Fiesole, after training as a painter, taking the name ‘Fra Giovanni’.

1437–8 Possibly working in Umbria

c1438–45 Works with assistants to decorate the San Marco Monastery in Florence; the work is paid for by Cosimo de’ Medici.

1445 Leaves for Rome where he works for the pope for perhaps four years. One of his assistants is Benozzo Gozzoli.

1446 According to Vasari he turns down an appointment as Archbishop of Florence.

1447 Travels with his workshop to work at Orvieto cathedral but soon returns to Rome.

1450–52 Back in Florence to fulfil two years as prior of his monastery.

1452 Journeys to Prato to discuss the decoration of the cathedral.

1455 Dies in Rome.

1984 Fra Angelico beatified by Pope John Paul II.

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Fra Angelico - Selected Works

c1420 Crucifixion, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

c1420 Virgin and Child Enthroned with Two Angels, Rotterdam, Boymans Van Beuningen Museumn

1424 San Domenico Altarpiece, Fiesole, San Domenico

1425 Madonna with Child and Angels, Saint Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum

1425 Annunciation, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

before 1429 Triptych of St Peter Martyr, Florence, Museo di San Marco

1433 Linaiuoli Madonna, Florence, Museo di San Marco

1434 Coronation of the Virgin, Paris, Musée du Louvre

1434 The Annunciation, Cortona, Museo Diocesano

1435 Annalena Altarpiece, Florence, Museo di San Marco

1440 The Descent from the Cross, Florence, Museo di San Marco

1441 Lamentation over the Dead Christ, Florence, Museo di San Marco

1442 Annunciation, Florence, Museo di San Marco

1443 Annunciation (Cell 3), Florence, Museo di San Marco

1443 San Marco Altarpiece, Florence, Museo di San Marco

1443 Noli me tangere (Cell 1), Florence, Museo di San Marco

c1445 Virgin and Child Enthroned with Eight Saints, Florence, Museo di San Marco

1448 Perugia Altarpiece, Perugia, Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria

1449 St. Lawrence distributing Alms, Rome, Vatican Museums

Fra Angelico - Featured Paintings

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