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Last NameLigozzi    
Given NameJacopo    
alt. NamesJ. L. ; Jacopi Ligozzi / Jacobo Ligotio / Iacobi Ligotij / Giacomo Ligozzi ;    
Marriage    
Childrenpainter Francesco Ligozzi (1585-1641)    
Year born1547 c. in Verona    
Year died1626 / 1627    
Place of deathFlorence    
Father's occupationartist Giovanni Ermano Ligozzi (c. 1525-1588)    
Relativespainter Francesco (15xx-1xxx) (brother) ; painter Paolo (1572-1615) (brother) ; Francesco di Mercurio (cousin) ; Bartolomeo (c. 1620-1695) (nephew)    
Educationapprentice to father. Paolo Caliari (= Paolo Veronese)    
Country of ActivityItaly    
Worked fornaturalist Ulisse Aldrovandi ; head of the Accademia e Compagnia delle Arti del Disegno (since 1574) ; Galleria dei Lavori[ (director) ; Giulio Cesare Casseri (c.1552-1616): De vocis auditusque (1600-1 ) ;    
PatronageHabsburg court in Vienna ; Medici (court artist): Francesco I, Ferdinando I, Cosimo II & Ferdinando II, Grand Dukes of Tuscany.    
CollaboratorsF. Ligozzi ; Benini ; Schwindt ; Pastorini ; Coriolanus / Lederlein ; Neri ; Budano ; Froeschl ; Refati ; Ghisi ; Tibaldi ; Cavazzoni ; Passarotti ;     
Techniqueszoological, botanical, entomological, and natural drawing, painting, gouache, watercolor, engraving, woodcut, and xylography ; hand-colouring    
Sample(s)www.amo-bulbi.it/tav_LII_18_Iris.htm ; www.nga.gov/exhibitions/flowerartist.htm ; http://www.library.utoronto.ca/anatomical/RBAI008/0001-0-0.jpg    
Archival sourcesUffizi Gallery, Florence; Bologna University library     
Published sourcesAKL ; Blunt & Raphael 1979: 104-7 ; Pinault 1991: 18, 98 & 116 ; G. Olmi 1992: 61 ; Tomasi (ed.): Ritratti di Piante di J. Ligazzi (1993) ; C. M. Pyle: Art as science, Endeavour 24, 2(2000): 73f. ; Tomas & Hirschauer: Flowering of Florence (Washington 2002: 7 & 38-51) ; Nissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 #78 ; Tomasi 2001: 182f. ;    
otherActive in Bologna, was also a miniaturist. Superintendent of Uffizi Gallery; see Giuseppe Olmi at: http://www.summagallicana.it/lessico/a/Artisti%20di%20Aldrovandi.htm .    
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