Prospero Fontana - The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts - Artist, Painter  Prospero Fontana

Style: Mannerism

Place: Bologna

Born: 1512

Death: 1597

Nationality: Italy


Prospero Fontana (1512-1597) was an Italian painter of the late Renaissance. Fontana was born in Bologna, and became a pupil of Innocenzo da Imola. He afterwards worked for Perin del Vaga in the Palazzo Doria in Genoa. Towards 1550, it is reported that Michelangelo introduced him to Pope Julius III as a portrait-painter and he was pensioned at the...