There is little information regarding the biography of this artist. The son of a carpenter originally from Florence, he was born in Rome in 1574, where he had his first training in an artistic environment with a purely late mannerist taste. He probably moved, together with his half-brother Giulio Lasso, painter and sculptor, to Sicily and, later, to Spain, where he married and developed his own artistic language. Returning to Italy in 1605-1606, he arrived there at the height of Caravaggio's Roman activity, but had tense personal relationships with the great Lombard painter, as evidenced by his only direct biographer, Giovanni Baglione.
06 Apr 1574 , Roma
15 Jan 1616 , Roma