Verona, Fra Giovanni Da
Verona, Fra Giovanni da an Italian monk, was born at Oliveto in 1496. He became celebrated for his decorations of the choirs and sacristies with inlaid work of wood. He practiced the art in various cities of Italy, including Rome, where he was employed by pope Julius II. At first woods of different colors were used, and large edifices, colonnades, and architectural views were represented. The art was afterwards improved by employing artificially stained as well as natural wood, and by adding figures. Verona died in 1537. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.