He studied in Padua. With 1460 – at the Ferrara court. Court painter of the counts of d'este, one of the founders of the school of Ferrara in the Italian art. In Padua he met with the works of artists of the circle Squarcione, Crivelli, Pacher, was strongly influenced by Mantegna's and Piero della Francesca. The famous allegorical frescoes, is one of the most fascinating fresco cycles of the fifteenth century, Ferrara, Palazzo Schifanoia, which he painted together with his student Francesco del Cossa and Ercole Roberti. Most of the works of Cosimo Tura lost. Preserved folds of the organ of the Cathedral in Ferrara (1469) and the polyptych of Roverella (1470-1474), currently disassembled and stored in various museums.
Italian painter. Master of the school of Ferrara, he worked in Ferrara at the court of Duke Borso d'este and Ercole d'este. Perhaps in 1452-1454 worked and studied in Padua, and was associated with the workshop Squarcione. In the creative formation of Cosimo Tura the important role played by familiarity with the works of Mantegna, Piero della Francesca, R. van der Weyden, the sculpture of Donatello. Painting by Cosimo Tura differ somewhat exaggerated, sometimes bizarre the sharpness of vision of the world, the tension and awkwardness of the rhythm of delicate, whimsical partitioning of folds, sharp and often dramatic facial expressions of individuals, expression of poses and gestures. At the same time careful of otdelnosti details, jewelry details of sculpting forms, as if sculptured of solid material, elegance of colors, the radiance of the colors, the enamel is thick, light and transparent, there is exquisite beauty that tells created disharmonious, full of dissonances world a kind of perfection.
Major works: the beautiful decoration of the hall of Muses of the castle of Belfiore (1459-1463, not preserved); Famous people, the Triumphs, the picturesque scenery of the castle in Mirandola (C. 1465-1467, not preserved); painting of the chapel in the castle of Belriguardo (1469-1471, not preserved); series of Virtues for the office of the Duke Ercole d'este (1477-1481, not preserved); the Madonna and child (1460-e, Venice, the Accademia gallery; Washington, NAT. art gallery); the Madonna and child enthroned and angels (1475-1475, London, NAT. gallery); St. George and the Princess of the Annunciation — painted shutters of the organ (CA. 1469, Ferrara, Cathedral Museum); Madonna Roverella (approx. 1470-1474, Paris, Louvre); Dead Christ with two angels (CA. 1475, Vienna Museum of art history); Young man of the family d'este (1470-e, new York, Metropolitan Museum); St. Dominic (1470-e, Florence, Uffizi gallery); St. Anthony of Padua (1480-e, Modena, Galleria Estense).