Venetian School. Born c. 1480; died no earlier than 1556. The influences on his style were chiefly Venetian, coming from Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, and Titian. But he was continually moving from one place to another, subject to new impressions while he worked in Rome, Treviso, Bergamo, and the Marches, as well as in Venice. Even Northern artists, especially Dürer, whose work could be seen in Venice, affected Lotto's style. Yet his originality is phenomenal, and as a portraitist he is perhaps more modern, more congenial to the taste of our time than any other Renaissance artist.