Fabio Cristofari

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Fabio Cristofari (died 1689) was an Italian Baroque painter and mosaicist active in Rome. He was a member of the Academy of Saint Luke by 1658, and became the leading mosaicist in St. Peter's Basilica during the 1670s and 1680s.[1] His contributions to the Chapel of the Pietà, the Presentation Chapel, and the Chapel of the Crucifixion were after the designs of Ciro Ferri, Carlo Maratti, and Andrea Sacchi, respectively.[1] His son, Pietro Paolo Cristofari was also responsible for many of the church's mosaic decorations.[1]


  1. ^ a b c F. R. DiFederico, (1983), The Mosaics of Saint Peter's Decorating the New Basilica, University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, pp. 17–18.