Happy Birthday Lorenzo Lippi!! Italian, born in Florence, Lorenzo Lippi from 1606 was a painter and poet. He studied with Matteo Rosselli and went on to work with him in partnership. He was married to the daughter of a wealthy sculptor and appointed court painter in Innsbruck. He painted many portraits (such as the one below) and allegorical and Biblical subjects. His work is recognizable by the graceful folds in the drapery and soft facial expressions.