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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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Madonna and Child 4 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Madonna and Child 4
Coronation of the Virgin 1441-45 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Coronation of the Virgin 1441-45
The Annunciation with two Kneeling Donors (detail-2)... - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
The Annunciation with two Kneeling Donors (detail-2)...
Coronation of the Virgin I - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Coronation of the Virgin I
Annunciation 3 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Annunciation 3
The Virgin Appears to St Bernard 1447 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
The Virgin Appears to St Bernard 1447
Adoration of the Shepherds - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Adoration of the Shepherds
Stories from the Life of the Virgin Coronation of the... - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Stories from the Life of the Virgin Coronation of the...
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...
St John Taking Leave of his Parents (detail) 1452-65 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
St John Taking Leave of his Parents (detail) 1452-65
Coronation of the Virgin (detail) 1441-45 - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Coronation of the Virgin (detail) 1441-45
Four Doctors Triptych Madonna and Child Enthroned with... - Fra Filippo Lippi - www.frafilippolippi.org
Four Doctors Triptych Madonna and Child Enthroned with...

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