Jacopo Tintoretto was the most prolific painter working in Venice in the later 16th century. Though his early career was marked by the struggle to achieve recognition, in his mature years he worked extensively on decorations for the Doge's Palace and for the meeting-house of the Scuola Grande di S Rocco. In addition to his religious and mythological works, Jacopo also painted many portraits of prominent Venetians. His swift, abbreviated style was, however, never wholly accepted by the leading aristocratic families that dominated Venetian cultural life and, despite a long and busy career, Jacopo Tintoretto apparently never became rich. This fully illustrated Grove Art Essentials title introduces Tintoretto's life and work, the development of his style, and his critical reception, and it includes an extensive bibliography to jumpstart further study of this remarkable Renaissance painter.