Calvi, Lazzaro and Pantaleo (or Pantaleone)
Calvi, Lazzaro And Pantaleo (Or Pantaleone), Genoese painters, were sons of Agostino Calvi, a reputable painter of Genoa. Lazzaro was born in 1501, and with his brother Pantaleo was educated in the school of Pierino del Vaga. They painted in concert at Genoa, Monaco, and Naples. Lazzaro was jealous of his brother's work, and Pantaleo claimed no share of the praise justly due him. The jealousy of Lazzaro led him to the commission of the foulest crimes. He painted the Birth and Life of St. John the Baptist for the Chapel of Nobili Centurioni. His last works were for the Church of Santa Caterina. He died in 1606 or 1607. Pantaleo died in 1595. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.