Andrea Mantegna

Italian painter and engraver. His painting is influenced by his encounter with works of sculpture, in particular with those of the Tuscan sculptor Donatello.

  • 1431

    Born as the son of a carpenter on the Isola di Carturo (north of Padua)

  • 1442–48

    Apprenticeship with Francesco Squarcione (1397-1468) in Padua

  • 1448–51

    Andrea Mantegna: Saint Mark the Evangelist,
    about 1448, egg tempera on canvas, 81,1 x 63,6 cm


    © Städel Museum – U. Edelmann – ARTOTHEK

  • 1453

    Marriage with Nicolosia Bellini

  • 1460

    Court painter to the Gonzaga in Mantua

  • 1460-64

    Andrea Mantegna: The Death of the Virgin,
    about 1460-64, egg tempera on panel, 54,5 x 42 cm

    © Photographic Archive, Museo Nacional del Prado

  • 1500-02

    Andrea Mantegna: Minerva expelling the Vices from the Garden of Virtue, about 1500-02, egg tempera on canvas, 159 x 192 cm


    © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Gérard Blot

  • 1506

    Dies on 13 September 1506 in Mantua