Tiziano Vecellio, known as Titian in English, was born in the small alpine village of Pieve di Cadore, which is located near the Austrian border. As for the date of his birth, no one really knows. It was undocumented, but scholars accept the period from 1482-1490 for his birth years.
His parents were respectable people of modest means. In 1498, Titian and his brother Francesco were sent to Venice to start training as painters in the workshop of Sebastiano Zuccato who specialized in mosaics. Read more>>