|Dates||(Venetian), about 1295 - about 1362|
Paolo Veneziano was one of the first distinctive Venetian painters. Situated on the main sea trade routes to Africa and the East, Venice was deeply inspired by the art and culture of the Middle East and Greece and the churches and palaces of Constantinople. Constantinople's
Paolo belonged to a family of painters, operated a large workshop, and collaborated closely with his sons. Like many artists of his time, his paintings range from works completely by his own hand to those produced by the workshop; such distinctions were not recognized as important by the artists'