Titian was born in Pieve di Cadore in Veneto between 1488 and 1490, a provincial town and studied in Venice where he completed his education.
He probably worked in Giovanni Bellini's workshop, the most important artistic workshop and was perhaps also a pupil of Giorgione, and carried on what he left behind. Titian, unlike Giorgione, however, had a wide clientele, he also worked for public commissions, for religious orders, for a wider range therefore, just as wide-ranging was the dissemination of his works.
Titian, whose importance in the history of art is comparable, for example, to that of Raphael, Michelangelo or Leonardo da Vinci, had an extremely long career. He was a man extremely adept at public relations, a tireless worker, capable of earning great riches through his art and of racking up a series of great triumphs.