Jewish painters have been almost entirely absent from our view of Italian Renaissance and Baroque art. But Jona Osilio, who was born in the Ghetto and worked at the Medici court at the end of the 17th century producing still lifes, portraits and landscapes, was there all long. The discovery of archival documents relating to his career have allowed The Medici Archive Project to remedy his absence in art history books. They will present examples of his work publicly for the first time.
Dr. Alessio Assonitis, Director of The Medici Archive Project
and Dr. Piergabriele Mancuso, Director of the Eugene Grant Research Program on Jewish History and Culture in Early Modern Europe at The Medici Archive Project