BICCI, Italian family of painters

Lorenzo di Bicci, an exponent of the more traditional current in 15-century Florentine painting, was the founder of one of the largest and most active artistic workshops in the city. He was joined by his son Bicci di Lorenzo (whose works can be found in a great many churches in the countryside), during the 15th century, and followed by his grandson Neri di Bicci, who, after a period of apprenticeship, inherited both the workshop management and clients. The dynasty's most prosperous period was under the direction of Neri di Bicci, whose paintings were sought by members of every level of society.