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Giorgio Vasari was born in Arezzo, Italy on July 30, 1511. He was an architect, painter, and writer. He was the architect for the Uffizi in Florence and the church, monastery, and palace created for the Cavalieri di San Stefano in Pisa. His murals can be seen at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. 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. He also wrote biographies of Italian Renaissance artists. He died on June 27, 1574. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Giorgio Vasari, who wrote the life stories of many great Renaissance artists, some of whom he knew personally, is considered an invaluable primary source for historians as well as a founding father of art history writing.  As a painter, he's best remembered for the Sala Regia at the Vatican, and as an architect for the Uffizi Palace in Florence, which was begun in 1560. He is responsible for what is called the Vasari Corridor, which connects the Uffizi with the Palazzo Pitti on the other side of the river. Also contributed to work in Santa Maria Novella, Florence and the Palazzo Vecchio in the Piazza della Signoria.
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