Biography of Antonio Allegri da Correggio


Correggio (kor-ra'-je-o), Antonio Allegri da. An artist of great fame. Born at Correggio in 1494 in the duchy of Modena. He is regarded as the founder of the Lombard School, and was distinguished above all his rivals by the grace and beauty of his figures, and by the richness and harmony of his coloring. Correggio painted "The Assumption of the Virgin," for the cathedral church of Parma; and among his numerous productions are the "Nativity," the "Marriage of St. Catherine," and the "Holy Family." Died 1534.