(1332-c. 1414) was an Italian painter of
the early Renaissance.
born in Siena, and in
conjunction with Bartolo di
Maestro Fredi, began to paint in 1353. He seems to have been
important in Siena, having been elected a member of the Great
Council in 1370, Gonfaloniero in 1371,
sent as Envoy to the Pope at Avignon in 1372, on
a mission to Florence in 1373, and
again as Envoy to the Pope at Naples in
examples exist of his paintings between 1353 and 1414 in Naples and its
vicinity. At the chapel of St. Catherine of Siena, in the church
of San Domenico, Naples, can be
found the remains of a fresco painted by him to commemorate the
life of that saint, who was a correspondent and perhaps a relation
of his own.
A letter from St. Catherine to Vanni survives.
About the year 1400, he painted her portrait with scenes from the
life of St. James, in a chapel in San Jacomo Interciso, but these
works have disappeared. He also decorated three chapels in the
cathedral of Siena; finished other work on its facade in 1380; and
in 1398 painted an ' Annunciation' for the same building.
There is a painting by Andrea Vanni("Mourning Madonna")at the
Chazen Art Museum in Madison,Wisconsin.