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Last NameMantegna    
Given NameAndrea    
alt. NamesA. M. ; André / Andreas / Andrea Mantenia ;    
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1431 in Isola di Carturo close to Padua, Italy     
Year died1506    
Place of death    
Father's occupationcarpenter Biagio Mantegna (1xxx-1xxx)    
Relatives    
Educationapprentice of Francesco Squarcione (1xxx-1xxx), Paduan painter    
Country of ActivityItaly    
Worked forLodovico III Gonzaga, Duce (Markgraf) of Mantua ; wall-painting of horses, dogs and birds in Gonzaga's private rooms at the Castello di San Giorgio (today Palazzo Ducale) ;    
Patronagesince 1460 court painter of Duce Lodovico Gonzaga, Mantua (= Ludovico III Gonzaga of Mantua)    
Collaborators    
Techniquesarchitectural, topographical, animal, zoological, and botanical painting    
Sample(s)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Mantegna#mediaviewer/File:Sposi.jpg    
Archival sourcesfurther links at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Mantegna    
Published sourcesJane Martineau & Suzanne Boorsch (eds.): Andrea Mantegna (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art; London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1992) ;    
otherFamous as court painter in Mantua (since 1460); in his youth, he traveled in Italy, and perhaps Greece.    
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