Pontormo, Jacopo Da
Pontormo, Jacopo da (or JACOPO CARRUCCI), a distinguished Florentine painter, was born at Pontormo in 1493. He was a short time the pupil of Leonardo da Vinci, and studied under Albertinelli, Pietro di Cosimo, and Andrea del Sarto. He painted for some time in a similar style to Andrea, and was that painter's rival; but he frequently changed his manner, and three distinct styles are ascribed to him, the last imitated from the works of Albert Durer. Towards the close of his life he spent eleven years in painting some frescos of the Deluge and the Last Judgment in the church of San Lorenzo, in the manner of the imitators of' Michael Angelo, but they have long since been washed over. He died at Florence in 1558.