(b ?1370–75; d ?Florence, ?1425–30).
Italian painter, illuminator
and draughtsman. His name means Lorenzo the Monk, and he was a member of the
Camaldolese Order. His mystical and contemplative works, distinguished by their
sinuous line and radiant, high-keyed colour, represent the culmination of the
Late Gothic style in Florence. He is remembered principally for his paintings on
panel and in illuminated manuscripts, but he also worked to a limited extent in
fresco, and a few drawings have also survived. His altarpiece of the
Coronation of the Virgin (1414; Florence, Uffizi), painted for his own
monastery, is a virtuoso display of the exquisite craftsmanship and brilliant
colour of late medieval art.