SERAFINI Serafino (b. ca. 1324, Modena, d. ca. 1393, Ferrara) Nationality : Italian
Italian painter. He was born into a Modenese family of brick and terracotta manufacturers. Although associated with the brother of the artist Tommaso da Modena as early as 1346, he appears to have been involved with terracotta manufacture in the 1350s, a medium already associated with relief sculpture in Emilia. By 1361 he had moved to Ferrara, ruled, like Modena, by the Este family. By 1375 he was working at their court in Ferrara, whence he was summoned to work for the Gonzaga family in Mantua. For them he painted most of the frescoes of the Life of St Louis of Toulouse and the Passion (San Francesco, Mantua), although they were probably designed by Tommaso.