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Paolo Farinati
Nationality: 
italian
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1524
Death Date: 
1606
Painter and etcher active in Venice and Mantua, born Verona 1524, died 1606. Studied with his father and Niccolò Golfino, painted in circle of Veronese. Sons Orazio and Giovanni Battista, and daughter Vittoria also became painters. A snail shell shape appears as a device in all of his prints as well as those of Orazio. Left 11 known prints dated between late 1560's and 1578. See: Reed, Sue Welsh, and R. Wallace. Italian Etchers of the Renaissance and Baroque. Boston: 1989. See also: Puppi, Lionello. Paolo Farinati: Giornale 1573-1600. Florence: 1968. See: Sopher, Marcus. Sixteenth-Century Italian Prints. Claremont, 1978.