Titian was the greatest painter of 16th-century Venice, and the first painter to have a mainly international clientele. During his long career, he experimented with many different styles of painting that embody the development of art during his epoch.
Titian was born in Pieve di Cadore, a small town at the foot of the Dolomites on the Venetian side of the Alps. When he was about ten years old, Titian arrived in Venice, then one of the wealthiest and most cosmopolitan cities in the world. He started his artistic training in the workshop of the mosaicist Sebastiano Zuccato. He later briefly joined Gentile Bellini's workshop. After Gentile died in 1507, Titian joined the workshop of Gentile's brother, Giovanni Bellini, which at that time was the most important in Venice.
- Born: c.1488; Pieve di Cadore, Italy Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Died: August 27, 1576; Venice, Italy Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Active Years: 1505 - 1576 Nationality: Italian
- Art Movement: High Renaissance, Mannerism (Late Renaissance). Painting School: Venetian School. Field: painting. Influenced by: Albrecht Durer, Giorgione, Raphael, Michelangelo. Influenced on: Jacopo Bassano, Peter Paul Rubens, Diego Velazquez, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Nicolas Poussin, Edgar Degas, Anton Raphael Mengs, Anthony van Dyck, John Singer Sargent, William Dobson, Claudio Coello, Palma Vecchio, Palma il Giovane, Joshua Reynolds, Francis Bacon, Chris Ofili Teachers: Giovanni Bellini, Gentile Bellini Pupils: El Greco, Annibale Carracci, Tintoretto. Friends and Co-workers: Giorgione, Lorenzo Lotto