Bernardo Strozzi, 1581-1644, was a prominent and prolific Italian Baroque painter who active mainly in Genoa and Venice. In 1625, he was charged with illegally practicing as a painter. After a commission to paint Claudio Monteverdi his fame grew, and Bernardo Strozzi's portrait paintings included many of the leading Venetians
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