- Known as: Early Italian Renaissance painter
- Born: December 21, 1401, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy
- Birthname: Tommaso Cassai or Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Mone
- Nickname: Masaccio (Hulking Tom)
- Date of death: 1428, Rome
Masaccio was the first great master in 15th-century Florence. This is a remarkable fact when you consider that he was dead before his 28th birthday.
He entered the Guild in Florence in 1422. His first major work with documentar evidence is the Pisa Polyptych for the Carmelite Church in Pisa in 1426. The NG, London, now has the central panel, Madonna and Child.
In the last two or three years of his life he painted a fresco of the Trinity in S.M. Novella, Florence, and the frescoes in the Brancacci Chapel of the Carmelite Church in Florence (S.M. del Carmine).
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- Masaccio's work is generally regarded as one of the founders of modern painting. This is due mainly to its realism and narrative power
- The remaining parts of the Pisa Polyptych are in Malibu Cal. (Getty), Naples, Pisa and Berlin
- Boston (Gardner Mus.)
- Florence (Uffizi, Horne Mus., S.M. del Carmine)
- London (NG)
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