GADDI, Taddeo
(b. 1300, Firenze, d. 1366, Firenze)


c. 1360
Sacristy, Santa Croce, Florence

Taddeo Gaddi was Giotto's most important student, belonging to his workshop for twenty-four years. He produced a number of frescoes in Florence and Pisa, besides numerous panel paintings, but until his death in 1366 he was mainly active in Santa Croce, the Franciscan monastery in Florence, and his house and workshop were nearby. His late works, from around 1360, include the fresco of the Crucifixion in the sacristy and the ensemble of paintings grouped around a Tree of Life (Arbor vitae) in the refectory of Santa Croce.