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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 c. 1455 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Adoration of the Child c. 1455
The Doctors of the Church c. 1437 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
The Doctors of the Church c. 1437
Madonna Enthroned with Saints c. 1445 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Madonna Enthroned with Saints c. 1445
Virgin with the Child and Scenes from the Life of St... - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Virgin with the Child and Scenes from the Life of St...
Adoration of the Child - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Adoration of the Child
Madonna and Child with St Fredianus and St Augustine... - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Madonna and Child with St Fredianus and St Augustine...
Annunciation  1448-50 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Annunciation 1448-50
The Annunciation with two Kneeling Donors (detail-1)... - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
The Annunciation with two Kneeling Donors (detail-1)...
Annunciation c. 1443 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Annunciation c. 1443
Man of Sorrows - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Man of Sorrows
Madonna and Child with Two Angels - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Madonna and Child with Two Angels
Circumcision 1460-65 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Circumcision 1460-65

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