by Scholes, Robert
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Angelico, Fra (Guido di Pietro) (1400 - 1455)
He was born in Vicchio, Tuscany. He entered a Dominican convent in Fiesole in 1418 and about 1425 became a friar using the name Giovanni da Fiesole. Although his teacher is unknown, he apparently began his career as an illuminator of missals and other religious books. He soon moved to painting on a larger scale, and the calm piety of his work earned him the name of "The Angelic Brother" by which he is known today. Information about him and images of his work are widely available.