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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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Coronation of the Virgin 1441-47 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Coronation of the Virgin 1441-47
Saint Benedict Orders Saint Maurus to the Rescue of... - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Saint Benedict Orders Saint Maurus to the Rescue of...
Annunciation 1467-69 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Annunciation 1467-69
Madonna and Child with Saints and a Worshipper c. 1437 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Madonna and Child with Saints and a Worshipper c. 1437
Madonna and Child 5 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Madonna and Child 5
Adoration of the Child with Saints 1460-65 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Adoration of the Child with Saints 1460-65
Annunciation II - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Annunciation II
The Anuantation - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
The Anuantation
Madonna della Cintola - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Madonna della Cintola
Vision of St Augustine c. 1438 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Vision of St Augustine c. 1438
Announcement of the Death of the Virgin - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Announcement of the Death of the Virgin
Head of a Woman c. 1452 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Head of a Woman c. 1452

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