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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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Adoration of the Child with Saints c. 1463 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Adoration of the Child with Saints c. 1463
Portrait of a Man and a Woman - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Portrait of a Man and a Woman
Madonna Enthroned - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Madonna Enthroned
Annunciation (Annunciazione) - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Annunciation (Annunciazione)
Herod's Banquet (detail-1) 1452-65 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Herod's Banquet (detail-1) 1452-65
The Annunciation 1448-50 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
The Annunciation 1448-50
Nativity 1467-69 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Nativity 1467-69
Madonna and Child - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Madonna and Child
Coronation of the Virgin (detail) 1466-69 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Coronation of the Virgin (detail) 1466-69
Madonna and Child Enthroned with Two Angels c. 1437 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Madonna and Child Enthroned with Two Angels c. 1437
Herod's Banquet 1452-65 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Herod's Banquet 1452-65
St Lawrence Enthroned with St Cosmas and St Damian... - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
St Lawrence Enthroned with St Cosmas and St Damian...

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