Orazio Gentileschi. Orazio Lomi Gentileschi was an Italian painter.
   Born in Tuscany, he began his career in Rome, painting in a Mannerist style, much of his work consisting of painting the figures within the decorative schemes of other artists. After 1600, he came under the influence of the more naturalistic style of Caravaggio.
   He received important commissions in Fabriano and Genoa before moving to Paris to the court of Marie de Medici. He spent the last part of his life at the court of Charles I of England.
   He was the father of the painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Gentileschi was born in Tuscany, the son of a Florentine goldsmith called Giovanni Battista Lomi, and baptised at Pisa on 9 July 1563.
   He later took the name Gentileschi from an uncle with whom he lived after moving to Rome in either 1576 or 1578. Much of Gentileschi's early work in Rome was collaborative in nature. He painted the figures for Agostino Tassi's landscapes in the Palazzo Rospigliosi, and possibly in the great hall of the Quirinal Palace, although some authorities ascribe the figures there to Giovanni Lanfranco. He also worked in the churches of Santa Maria Maggiore, San Nicola in Carcere, Santa Maria della Pace and San Giovanni in Laterano. From around 1600, Gentileschi's style was transformed by his contact with Caravaggio-several years his junior-who was then in Rome. In late August 1603, Giovanni Baglione filed a suit f
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