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(b Conegliano, ?1459/60; bur. Conegliano, 3 Sept. 1517 or 1518). Italian painter, named after the town of his birth and active mainly in nearby Venice, where he was one of the leading artists from about 1490 to 1510. His major works are almost all altarpieces, and he also produced numerous smaller pictures for private devotion, usually of the Virgin and Child. Nothing is known of his training, but his handsome and reflective style, which changed very little in the course of his career, was strongly influenced by Giovanni Bellini, not least in his use of beautiful landscape settings.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)