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Fra Filippo Lippi (1406 - October 8, 1469), also called Lippo Lippi, was an Italian painter of the Italian Quattrocento (15th century) school.

Lippi was born in Florence to Tommaso, a butcher. Both his parents died when he was still a child. Mona Lapaccia, his aunt, took charge of the boy. In 1420 he was registered in the community of the Carmelite friars of the Carmine in Florence, where remained until 1432, taking the Carmelite vows in 1421 when he was sixteen.

In his Lives of the Artists, Vasari says: "Instead of studying, he spent all his time scrawling pictures on his own books and those of others," The prior decided to give him the opportunity to learn painting. Eventually Fra Filippo quit the monastery, but it appears he was not released from his vows; in a letter dated 1439 he describes himself as the poorest friar of Florence, charged with the maintenance of six marriageable nieces.

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Crowning Mary - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Crowning Mary
Scenes of Carmelite History, detail - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Scenes of Carmelite History, detail
Four Doctors Triptych St Augustine and St Ambrose - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Four Doctors Triptych St Augustine and St Ambrose
Herod's Banquet (detail-2) 1452-65 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Herod's Banquet (detail-2) 1452-65
St Stephen is Born and Replaced by Another Child (detail... - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
St Stephen is Born and Replaced by Another Child (detail...
Stories from the Life of St John the Baptist Birth... - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Stories from the Life of St John the Baptist Birth...
St Anthony Abbot and St John the Baptist - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
St Anthony Abbot and St John the Baptist
Annunciation, right wing - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Annunciation, right wing
Scenes of Carmelite History, or Scenes from the Thebaid - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Scenes of Carmelite History, or Scenes from the Thebaid
Stories from the Life of St John the Baptist Mission... - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Stories from the Life of St John the Baptist Mission...
Saint Dominic - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Saint Dominic
Stories from the Life of the Virgin Death of the Virgin - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Stories from the Life of the Virgin Death of the Virgin

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