(called Palma Vecchio; real surname Negreti). Born circa 1480, in Serina, Lombardy; died July 30, 1528, in Venice. Italian High Renaissance painter.
Palma Vecchio was first mentioned in Venetian documents in 1510. He was influenced by Giorgione, Titian, and L. Lotto. The monotony of his artistic method is compensated to some extent by the softness and intenseness of his palette, the idyllic quality of his background landscapes, and the zestful sanguinity of his figures (The Meeting of Jacob and Rachel, c. 1520, in the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen in Dresden). He created a type of voluptuously plump, blond Venetian woman popular in Venetian art of the first half of the 16th century.