Pellegrino Piola

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Madonna with Child, Saint John, and Saint Eligio Vescovo, by Pellegro Piola, 1640, oil on slate


Pellegrino Piola (1617 – 25 November 1640), also called Pellegro Piola or il Pellegro, was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active in Genoa.

He was born in Genoa, and at the age of twelve, apprenticed with Domenico and Giovanni Battista Capellino. He was the elder brother of the painter Domenico Piola. He was murdered during an altercation in Genoa, some claim by either his master or an elder painter envious of his skill.[1] His brother was Domenico Piola.

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  1. ^ Murray