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Johann Lys

German Baroque painter in Venice

The Vision of St Jerome by Johann Lys

Johann Lys (also spelled Liss, 1595–1630) was a German painter of verve who was inspired by Caravaggio in Rome before moving to Venice, where he was captivated by colour. His career was tragically cut short by plague. His masterpiece, the Vision of St Jerome in San Nicolò da Tolentino, influenced Sebastiano Ricci and Giambattista Tiepolo.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: PD Art