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Raphael Sanzio was born on April 6, 1843 in the town of Urbino, Italy. He was a painter during the high Renaissance period. His artwork commonly organized into three phases, his early career, the Florentine Period, and his final years in which he produced his best work. Raphael’s family was full of artists. His father was a court painter to the Duke of Urbino, Federico Iii da Montefeltro.

Raphael’s mother died when he was eight years old. His father died when he was eleven. When Raphael was 16, he started an apprentice job under Umbrian master, Pietro Perugino. By 1501, he was ready and was considered a master artists. His first painting was called Baronci Altarpiece for the St. Nicholas of Tolentino in 1502. In 1508 Raphael moved to Rome and lived there the rest of his life.

When Raphael turned seventeen he moved to the city of Perugia, where he worked with a famous artist named Pietro Perugino for four years. He continued to improve his painting, learning from Perugino, but also developing his own style. In 1504, Raphael moved to Florence. He was now considered a master painter ...
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