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Antonello da Messina

1430 - 1479

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Antonello da Messina, properly Antonello di Giovanni di Antonio, but also called Antonello degli Antoni and Anglicized as Anthony of Messina (c. 1430 – February 1479), was an Italian painter from Messina, active during the Early Italian Renaissance. His work shows strong influences from Early Netherlandish painting, although there is no documentary evidence that he ever travelled beyond Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antonello da Messina has received more than 251,756 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Antonello da Messina is the 155th most popular painter (up from 161st in 2019), the 561st most popular biography from Italy (down from 547th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular Italian Painter.

Antonello da Messina is most famous for his paintings of religious subjects. He was also a pioneer in the use of oil paint.

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Among painters, Antonello da Messina ranks 155 out of 1,421Before him are Otto Dix, Lavinia Fontana, Utamaro, Gentile Bellini, William Hogarth, and Jacob van Ruisdael. After him are Maurice Utrillo, Frédéric Bazille, Jacob Jordaens, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Eugène Boudin, and James Ensor.

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Among people born in 1430, Antonello da Messina ranks 3Before him are Giovanni Bellini and Margaret of Anjou. After him are James II of Scotland, Carlo Crivelli, Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond, Dorothea of Brandenburg, Heinrich Kramer, Cosimo Tura, Beatriz, Duchess of Viseu, Justus van Gent, and Francesco Laurana. Among people deceased in 1479, Antonello da Messina ranks 1After him are John II of Aragon, Eleanor of Navarre, Jorge Manrique, Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria, Antonio Rossellino, and Luciano Laurana.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Antonello da Messina ranks 561 out of 4,668Before him are Giuseppe Peano (1858), Salvatore Adamo (1943), Pope Leo VII (900), Charles Ponzi (1882), Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583), and Louis II of Italy (825). After him are Benedetto Croce (1866), Giovanni Gabrieli (1557), Julia the Elder (-39), Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (1782), Rudolph Valentino (1895), and Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1549).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Antonello da Messina ranks 43Before him are Andrea del Sarto (1486), Pontormo (1494), Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1290), Filippino Lippi (1457), Lavinia Fontana (1552), and Gentile Bellini (1429). After him are Giulio Romano (1499), Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720), Agostino Carracci (1557), John William Waterhouse (1849), Pietro da Cortona (1596), and Fra Bartolomeo (1472).