Painter, born Padua, Italy, c.1427; died Venice, Italy, 1507.
He and his younger brother Giovanni were the founders of the Venetian school of art.
Together they perfected the art of oil-painting, inaugurated by Flemish artists.
Gentile completed the work of his father in a series on .
He was sent to Constantinople as one of the greatest Venetian masters, and his portrait of Mohammed II and his are of this period.
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