Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti) (1518-94). Venetian painter.
Christ at the Sea of Galilee
c. 1575-80; Oil on canvas, 117 x 168.5 cm; National Gallery of Art, Washington
His nickname derives from his father’s profession of dyer (tintore). Although he was prolific and with Veronese the most successful Venetian painter in the generation after Titian’s death, little is known of his life. He is said to have trained very briefly with Titian, but the style of his immature works suggests that he may also have studied with Schiavone, Paris Bordone, or Bonifazio.