Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy. He was born to Piero da Vinci, a notary, and Caterina, a peasant woman. Leonardo grew up in his father’s home, and was exposed to Vinci’s painting traditions. When he was 15 years old he became an apprentice at the renowned workshop of Andrea del Verrochio in Florence. Even as an apprentice Leonardo demonstrated incredible artistic talent….Read more…. and print a free kid-friendly biography.
In addition to the printable biography, here are some additional lesson resources. These printables will help your child learn more about this famous Renaissance artist. You can also view some of his most famous works. See the art gallery.