Neri di Bicci (1418 – 1492)
Neri was the third in a line of painters named Bicci that began with his grandfather, Lorenzo di Bicci, went through his father, Bicci di Lorenzo, and ended with himself. They maintained a workshop in the city of Florence. Under Neri’s direction, the workshop was extremely successful and catered to a wide variety of patrons. The details of its activity, including the names of the many pupils and assistants that passed through it, are recorded between 1453 and 1475 in the workshop diary, the Ricordanze, the most extensive surviving document relating to a 15th-century painter.