Born in 4 November 1575 at Calvenzano, Italy; died in Bologna, Italy on 18 August 1642.
He studied With the Carracci, and was constantly employed in decorating churches. and palaces in Rome.
Good draughtsmanship and admirable coloring made him one of the most popular artists of his day.
His masterpiece is the Aurora painted on the ceiling of the Rospigliosi palace in Rome.
The so-called Beatrice Cenci of the Barberini palace, formerly attributed to him, is now thought to be the work of another.
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