Andrea Mantegna was A student of Roman archaeology and son in law of Jacopo Bellini. He led a workshop that was the leading producer of prints in Italy before 1500.
-Andrea Mantegna - Renaissance artist 1431-1506
About Andrea Mantegna: The Italian artist, Andrea Mantegna was born in Isola di Carturo, close to Padua in the Republic of Venice, second son of a carpenter, Biagio. Andrea Mantegna seems to have been influenced by his old preceptor's strictures and the later subjects, from the legend of St Christopher, combine with his other excellences more of natural character and vivacity.