VECELLIO, Francesco
(b. 1475, Pieve di Cadore, d. ca. 1560, Pieve di Cadore)


Italian painter, part of a family of painters of which the most famous was his younger brother Titian (Tiziano Vecellio). Other members of the family are Orazio Vecellio (c. 1525-1576, son of Titian), Marco Vecellio (1545-1611, son of Francesco), Tizianello (Tiziano Vecellio, c. 1570-1650, son of Marco).

In his youth, Francesco was a soldier. As a painter, he was mainly active in 1520-1530s in Cadore. In 1524, he signed an altarpiece for San Vito in Cadore. In 1540s, he painted a polyptych at Candide. In late 1540s he painted the organ shutters of San Salvatore in Venice. He painted an Annunciation for San Nicola di Bari, now in Accademia, Venice.