Tommaso Masaccio was an Italian artist from Florence. He was an early Renaissance painter and noted for his ability to create life-like images and convey three-dimensional qualities. Masaccio created many frescoes depicting religious imagery and themes. “Virgin and Child with Saint Anne” and “San Giovenale Triptych” are his best-known fresco paintings. Interestingly, Masaccio’s nickname, “Maso,” means “clumsy, messy man.” He was considered the first great Italian artist. Sadly, Masaccio passed away at only 26 years old.