Gentile, Luigi Primo
Gentile, Luigi Primo a reputable Italian painter, was born at Brussels in 1606; acquired the elements of design and then visited Italy, where he gained a high reputation. He resided at Rome for thirty years, and was admitted to the Academy of St. Luke in 1650. Among his works are the picture of St. Antonio, in San Marco, at Rome; also The Nativity and St. Stefmno, in the Cappuccini at Pesaro. One of his best productions is a picture of The Crucifixion, in the chapel of the Trinity, in the Church of St. Michael at Ghent. He died at Brussels in 1657.