Francesco Conti (painter)
Conti was born in Florence, Italy, and spent some time studying art in Rome. He specialized in painting religious-themed works. He studied primarily under Giovanni Maria Morandi and Carlo Maratta. In 1738 he painted one of his most renowned works Madonna and Child with St. Sylvester the Pope, St. Paul and St. Catherine of Alexandria. He continued to paint up until his death in 1760.
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