b. in the middle of the fifteenth century: d. after 1522.
A painter whose principal pictures are in the academy of Venice, but who has left in the little chapel of S. Giorgio dei Schiavoni a series of small wall paintings of very original and unusual character. These have been praised in the most enthusiastic way by some English critics. The large paintings illustrating the life of S. Ursula have been moved from the suppressed scuola named from that saint. It is to be noted that the wall pictures of the Venetian school were commonly painted upon canvas, and easy of removal; that school, with all its magnificent achievement, having failed to discriminate as closely as the Florentines or as Correggio between the mural painting proper and the large removable painting in a frame.
Adam Kraft (Krafft)
sculptor and architect; b. about 1455; d. about 1507.
Adam Kraft was probably born in Nürnberg, Germany. Nothing is known of his early education and training. No work can certainly be ascribed to him before 1490, when he appears employed upon the seven crosses (stations in the journey of Christ bearing the cross to Calvary) which lead up to the crucifixion, made also by Kraft, in the churchyard of S. John at Nürnberg. He made the monument of Sebald Schreyer outside the church of S. Sebald in Nürnberg (1492). Kraft's most important work is the Gothic tabernacle, or house, of the sacrament in the church of S. Lorenz in Nürnberg (1493-1500). He made, about 1502, the monuments of Volkamer and Groland in the church of S. Sebald.
Giovanni della Robbia
sculptor; b. May 8, 1469; d. about 1529.
One of the seven sons of Andrea della Robbia, of whom five appear to have assisted him in the development of the family specialty of colouring terra cotta with stanniferous glazes. (See Robbia, Luca della.)