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Net worth 2018: $600,000
Residence: Urbino
Country: Italian
Died On: April 6, 1520

Raphael was born in Urbino, Italian, is Painter. Raphael was an Italian painter and architect. He was one of the major figures of the High Renaissance. A highly prolific artist who left behind an enormous collection of paintings at the time of his untimely death at the age of 37, he is best known for his paintings of Madonna and for his large figure compositions in the Palace of the Vatican in Rome. Born as the son of an artist, he received his early instruction in art from his father who worked as a court painter to the Duke. His father was an educated and cultured man, and under his guidance young Raphael was raised in an artistically and intellectually stimulating environment. Encouraged by his father, Raphael began painting at a young age and was placed under the training of the Umbrian master Pietro Perugino. However, life dealt a major blow to him when both his parents died within years of each other leaving him orphaned at the age of 11. He grew up to live a nomadic life, working in various centres in Northern Italy, probably spending a good deal of time in Florence as the influence of Florentine art is evident in his paintings. He gained much acclaim as an artist during his lifetime, and together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of the High Renaissance


His last painting was ‘The Transfiguration’ in 1520


He was commissioned by the Sicilian monastery of Santa Maria dello Spasimo in Palermo to paint ‘Christ Falling on the Way to Calvary’, a work which he completed in 1517


One of his most famous paintings, ‘La donna velata’ ("The woman with the veil"), was completed in 1514–15


Between 1512 and 1514 he painted ‘The Mass at Bolsena’


He was also a highly skilled architect who designed several buildings and was reputed to be one of the most important architects in Rome during the mid-1510s


He spent a lot of time in Florence between 1504 and 1508, and was greatly influenced by the works of the painters Fra Bartolommeo, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Masaccio


During the period 1502–1503, he painted the ‘Mond Crucifixion’, originally an altarpiece in the church of San Domenico, Città di Castello


The work on the paintings was completed on 13 September, 1501


Raphael received a commission in 1500 to paint a large altarpiece dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Tolentino, for the Baronci chapel in the Sant'Agostino Church in Città di Castello


His father subsequently remarried, but he too died in 1494


His mother died in 1491 when he was just eight years old


Raphael was born as Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino in 1483 in Urbino, Marche, Italy, to Giovanni Santi and his wife Magia Ciarla

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