Giotto di Bondone
70 years old
Born in Vespignano, near Florence in 1266, the son of a blacksmith, he lived to the ripe old age of 70, and died in 1336 in his native city, revered for his great achievements. At age 10, it is believed he was discovered by Cimabue, a noted artist of the time, who took him to Florence to study art. He is generally considered the first in a line of great artists who contributed to the Italian Rennaissance.
Church in Padua, Veneto, Italy.
Completed about 1305.
St. Anthony is one of the oldest Catholic churches in Lancaster
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Giotto was very influential in the renaissance movement. He pioneered the style and others followed.