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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 1460-65 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Adoration of the Child with Saints 1460-65
Madonna in the Forest (detail) c. 1460 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Madonna in the Forest (detail) c. 1460
Feast of Herod - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Feast of Herod
Stories from the Life of St Stephen Funeral of St Stephen - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Stories from the Life of St Stephen Funeral of St Stephen
Vision of St Augustine c. 1438 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Vision of St Augustine c. 1438
Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints
Beheading of St John the Baptist, detail - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Beheading of St John the Baptist, detail
Portrait of a Woman - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Portrait of a Woman
The Annunciation with two Kneeling Donors (detail-3)... - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
The Annunciation with two Kneeling Donors (detail-3)...
Nativity - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Nativity
St Jerome in Penitence - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
St Jerome in Penitence
Virgin and Child, Tondo - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Virgin and Child, Tondo

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