Uccello was always poor because money did not matter to him; only his paintings did. At the age of 14, he was admitted to the Guild of Florentine Artists. In the 1450's Paolo Uccello had Piero de Medici as a patron. Uccello was apprenticed to the sculptor, Lorenzo Ghiberti.
Paolo Uccello passed away in 1475 , at the age of 78.
He loved using the forms and movement of humans and animals in his paintings. Paolo Uccello's paintings are very famous for improbable tangles of horses, riders, lances and pennants, helmets and bits of landscape.
Paolo Uccello's greatest paintings were three panels: The Battle of San Romano, Night Hunt, and The Deluge. Other paintings done by Uccello are portraits of Sir John Hawkins, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Donatello and St. George and the Dragon. Uccello's paintings resemble life and confuse us into mistaking illusions for reality.
Paolo Uccello was not only a painter but he was also a mathematician.
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