NICCOLO SEMITECOLO (active 1353-1370) Nationality : Italian
Italian painter. He is first recorded in a Venetian document of 1353, and he may have had some initial training in Venice. An unsigned panel of the Coronation of the Virgin (1355; Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza) has been cited as evidence of the formative impact of Paolo Veneziano although it reflects neither Paolo's nor Semitecolo's own later style. In 1367 Semitecolo signed (as Nicholeto Semitecholo da Venexia) and dated one of a series of panels showing scenes of the Martyrdom of St Sebastian, a Madonna of Humility, a Holy Trinity and figures of St Daniel and St Sebastian, possibly all once part of a reliquary cupboard (Padua Cathedral, Sagrestia dei Canonici).