(active 1356-1372 in Venice)


Italian painter. We have little written evidence for the life of Lorenzo Veneziano, one of the most important figures in late-fourteenth-century Venice, but many of his surviving works are dated. It is likely that he worked in the workshop of Paolo Veneziano in the early 1350s and he also worked at Verona, Vicenza, and Bologna, where he executed the Lion Triptych (1357-59) for the Sant'Antonio Abate church (now in the Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice).

His rich, elegant painting is characterized by brilliantly clear colour, the sculpture-like form of his figures, and the expressiveness of their faces. He accentuated the sense of space and added a fresh dimension to the elongated Byzantine figures of his master, Paolo Veneziano.