Orcagna, (1308?-1368?) by Scholes, Robert

Orcagna (1308 – 1368) Andrea di Cione was his real name, and he was a leading Florentine artist of the third quarter of the 14th century, a painter, sculptor, architect, and administrator. His nickname ‘Orcagna’ was apparently local slang for ‘Archangel’ (Arcangelo). In 1343-44 he was admitted to the guild of the painters and nine years later to that of the masons. Very few of his works are known. His brother Nardo was also an artist.

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