Fra Angelico Biography

Monk, Painter (c. 1400–1455)
Dominican friar and painter Fra Angelico lived in Florence during the early 1400s. He is considered one of the best fresco painters of the century.


Fra Angelico was born in 1400 in Florence, Italy. Between 1420 and 1422 he entered a monastery the San Domenico at Fiesole. He painted altarpieces and manuscripts. Linaiuoli Altarpiece, a triptych enclosed in a marble shrine, was an early masterpiece, but he went on to paint famous frescoes at the monastery of San Marco in Florence and a chapel in the Vatican. He died in 1455.

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