Giorgio Vasari Architect, painter and art historian Giorgio Vasari was born in Arezzo, Italy on July 30, 1511. Vasari was a student of the world famous Michelangelo. During his travels, Vasari took notes on various artists and paintings he encountered which resulted in his book, The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Architects, Painters, and Sculptures. Vasari's murals can be seen at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Giorgio Vasari died in Florence on June 27, 1574.
Philip Jacks is Assistant Professor of Art History at George Washington University. His previous books include Vasari's Florence: Artists and Literati at the Medicean Court (1998) and The Antiquarian and the Myth of Antiquity: The Origins of Rome in Renaissance Thought (1993).
Philip Jacks, a leading scholar of the Italian Renaissance, is Associate Professor of Fine Arts and Art History at George Washington University and the author of several books. He also edited Vasari’s Florence: Artists and Literati at the Medicean Court.