Verrocchio, Andrea del (1435-1488) by Scholes, Robert

Andrea del Verrocchio (1435 – 1488) The son of a Florentine brick-maker, he was apprenticed to a goldsmith and probably took the name of his master. His first studies in painting date possibly from the mid-1460s. He is said to have been a pupil of the Florentine artist Alesso Baldovinetti. But it is probable that he and worked together under the early Renaissance master at Prato, near Florence, where Lippi had been commissioned to execute a series of murals for the cathedral. As his reputation grew he, himself, became an important teacher, training both and . His influence as both a painter and sculptor was widespread. Sandro Botticelli Fra Filippo Lippi Leonardo Perugino

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