Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Signorelli, LUCA, or LUCA DA CORTONA was born in 1441, and soon becoming the chief of the Florentine school of painting, was invited to Rome in 1484, where he painted two of the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. His best work, however, is to be seen in the cathedral of Orvieto, The Last Judgment having supplied Michelangelo with suggestions for his own great picture. Several altar-pieces of his exist at Cortona, and other pictures in oils are preserved in Continental galleries, but genuine specimens are rare. He died about 1525.