Artist Birthday 24th May 1494
Pontormo or Jacopo Carucci was born in Empali Italy on 24th May 1494
He was a mannerist painter of the Florentine School and privileged enough to spend time with many master painters including Leonardo da Vinci.
In 2002 his painting portrait of a Halberdier was the most expensive painting by one of the masters.
Pontormo died in Florence Italy on 2nd January 1557