NUZI, Allegretto
(b. ca. 1318, Fabriano, d. ca. 1373, Fabriano)


Italian painter. He came from Fabriano in the Marches. His first signed and dated work is a Maestà from 1345 (Stonyhurst College). He is documented in the painters' confraternity of St Luke in Florence in 1346, where he is described as 'de Senis', indicating a sojourn in Siena where he was strongly influenced by Ambrogio and Pietro Lorenzetti. In Florence, he responded particularly to the work of Bernardo Daddi. No signed or dated works exist from his Florentine period.

He had returned to Fabriano in 1348, and in 1354 he seems to have collaborated with Puccio di Simone on an altarpiece for Sant'Antonio Abate fuori Porta Pisana (National Gallery of Art, Washington). A number of signed and dated works survive from his time in Fabriano. He worked on a number of frescoes in Fabriano, notably a St Lawrence cycle in the cathedral, and also on some in Perugia.

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