4 facts about Pellegrino Aretusi

By Gwylym Owen

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Pellegrino Aretusi (ca. 1460–1523), also known as Pellegrini de Modena and as Pellegrino Munari, was an Italian painter who was born in Modena, Italy. His early information was from his father Giovanni Munari. About 1509, Pellegrino went to Rome to back Raphael at the Vatican. Pellegrino was later commissioned to paint frescos in the Church of St. Eustachio and the Church of St. Giacomo degli Spagnuoli, both in Rome. He was murdered on 20 November 1523 by family of a puberty whom his son had killed.

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