Italian painter, the son of a silk merchant. With 12 years he began to study in the school of Denis Calvert, where he met with Domenichino and Guido Reni. Then moved to the Academy of the Carracci family.
In 1600 he moved to Rome, where he worked in the Palazzo Farnese, was one of the closest aides caracci Annibale in the frescoes of the Church of San Giacomo degli Spagnoli and Palazzo Mattei di Giove, which then worked in the churches of Santa Maria della Pace, San Sebastiano Fuori Le Mura and other
After 1625 Albani returned to Bologna.