Agnolo di Taddeo Gaddi was the son and pupil of Taddeo Gaddi, in turn a student of Giotto’s. While he also studied with Cennino Cennini, Gaddi painted in the style of his father and so is considered to be one of the last major Florentine painters to work in the legacy of Giotto and Gothic painting. Gaddi began his career by assisting his brother Giovanni Gaddi in executing frescoes in the Vatican, under the patronage of Pope Urban V. He quickly won many of his own commissions for frescoes, and became vastly prolific. In these works, he was said to have favored design and composition over expression, and was concerned with producing optically unified scenes. Gaddi also designed medallions and helped produce gilded statues for the façade of the Cathedral of Florence.