TOMMASO DI CREDI
(active 1490-1510 in Florence)
Italian painter, called Tommaso. He was a close follower of Lorenzo di Credi who in all likelihood trained in the latter's workshop. The artist specialised in scenes with the protagonists depicted conversing serenely before an extensive imaginary landscape.
Tommaso was probably active throughout much of his career in the workshop of Lorenzo di Credi. His artistic development unfolded during one of the most innovative and exciting periods in the history of Florentine painting - the dawn of the High Renaissance - and reflects not only the influence of Lorenzo di Credi, but also that of a number of other great Quattrocento masters, including Filippino Lippi, Piero di Cosimo, Verrocchio, and Leonardo da Vinci.
At times known as the 'Master of the Santo Spirito Sacra Conversazione', Tommaso's work also betrays the influence of Piero di Cosimo. A great number of his works are tondi and were in all likelihood produced for domestic settings.