Oil painting -> List of Painters -> Piero di Cosimo

Early Days:

   The son of a goldsmith, Piero was born in Florence and apprenticed under the artist Cosimo Rosseli, from whom he derived his popular name and whom he assisted in the painting of the Sistine Chapel in 1481.

Piero di Cosimo


Personal Details


Piero di Cosimo

Place of Birth


Date of Birth

January 2, 1462

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   In the first phase of his career, Piero was influenced by the Netherlandish naturalism of Hugo van der Goes, whose Portinari Triptych (now at the Spedale of Santa Maria Novella in Florence) helped to lead the whole of Florentine painting into new channels. From him, most probably, Cosimo acquired the love of landscape and the intimate knowledge of the growth of flowers and of animal life. The manner of Hugo van der Goes is especially apparent in the Adoration of the Shepherds, at the Berlin Museum.

   Works Of Piero di Cosimo:

Work done by Piero di Cosimo

Work done by Piero di Cosimo