Italian Artists & Architects

Nanni di Baccio Bigio (? - 1568)

Giovanni Lippi named Nanni di Baccio Bigio, Italian architect and sculptor, was born in Florence and died in Rome in 1568. He was a pupil and collaborator of Antonio da Sangallo il Giovane: Palazzo Salviati alla Lungara (Rome); fortifications of Fano (1559). But most of all Nanni is known for his disagreements and harsh polemics with Michelangelo.

Nebbia, Cesare (circa 1536-1614)

Cesare Nebbia, Italian painter, was born and died in Orvieto in circa1536 - 1614. He was a pupil of G.Muziano, frescoed in Rome the churches of Trinita' dei Monti and Santa Maria in Vallicella; he was also a coordinator of the decoration works of Sixtus V: Quirinale, Vatican (Biblioteca Sistina), Santa Maria Maggiore, Lateran (Scala Santa). Being invited in Lombardy by...

Nervi, Pier Luigi (1891-1979)

Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian engineer, was born in Sondrio in 1891 and died in Rome in 1979. He had got a degree in Bolonia in 1913, and grew professionally on the experience of G.A.Eiffel, E.Freyssenet and R.Maillart. After creation of the cinema Augusteo in Naples (1926-1927), he realized in 1930-1932, the tribune of the stadium of the commune in Florence, applying bran-new...

Nogari, Paris (1536-1601) (Paris Romano)

Paris Nogari, named Paris Romano, Italian painter, was born and died in Rome in 1536-1601. He was a representative of the 3rd generation of Roman mannerists, and worked mostly on frescoing of the churches: oratory del Crocifisso, Santa Susanna, San Marcello, etc.. Among his paintings should be noticed San Silvestro in the basilica St John Lateran and Madonna con Bambino in...

Obici, Giuseppe (1807-1878)

Giuseppe Obici, Italian sculptor, was born and died in Spilamberto, Modena, in 1807-1878. In 1834 he studied in the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara, and later in a studio of Pietro Tenerani in Rome, where sculptured a bust, which is now in Gall. of modern art in Florence. Other important works of Obici are: the statue of Maria Immacolata (1856, Piazza di Spagna, Rome), and a...

Odazzi, Giovanni (1663-1731)

Giovanni Odazzi, Italian painter, was born and died in Rome in 1663-1731. He was a pupil of Cornelis Bloemaert and Ciro Ferri, a follower and collaborator of Baciccia, his first works are: Adorazione dei Magi and Fuga in Egitto (Rome, church S.Maria in Aracoeli). Odazzi conducted his activity mostly in Rome as an author of frescoes and Altar pieces in the churches S.Maria...

Ojetti, Raffaele (1845-1924)

Raffaele Ojetti, Italian architect, was born and died in Rome in 1845-1924. He was an author of numerous works in eclectic style: reconstruction of the back facade of Palazzo Odeschalchi al Corso and an elegant Palazzo Primoli (Museo Napoleonico) (both in Rome). He was also an art writer and a director of Industrial Art Museum in Rome.

Olivieri, Pietro (1551-1599)

Pietro Olivieri, Italian sculptor and architect, was born and died in Rome in 1551-1599. In 1577 together with F.Zuccari and G.Muziano he founded Academy of St Luca in Rome. As an architect he began in 1591 in the church Sant'Andrea della Valle (finished by Maderno); he also executed ciborium of the Altar of SS.Sacramento in St John Lateran. Among his sculptures are noted the...

Overbeck, Friedrich (1789-1869)

Friedrich Overbeck, German painter, was born in Lubeck in 1789 and died in Rome in 1869. He was a pupil in Art School of J.Peroux and was strongly influenced by the engravings of the works of Giotto, Simone Martini, Masaccio and Perugino spread in Germany in that epoch. In 1806 he became a student of the Vienna Academy. Here he met F.Pforr, the fruits of this experience could...

Italian Artists & Architects Bios List: Started With "P"

Given Names in Alphabetical Order - "P"

Palladio (1508-1580) (Andrea di Pietro della Gondola)

Andrea di Pietro della Gondola, named Palladio, Italian architect, was born in Padua in 1508 and died in Maser, Treviso in 1580. He was a son of miller and being very young moved to Vicenza where worked as a lapidary. Venetian writer and humanist Gian Giorgio Trissino gave to the young architect the nickname under which he became known, en-charged him construction of his own...

Panicale, Masolino da (1383-1440/47) (Tommaso di Cristoforo Fini)

Tommaso di Cristoforo Fini, named Masolino da Panicale, Italian painter, was born and died in Panicale in Valdarno in 1383-1440/47. He was strongly influenced by Ghiberti, but later studied the revolutionary theories of perspective, stimulated by presence beside him of young Masaccio. Nothing is known about Masolino before 1423, when he depicted Madonna with the Child (...

Pannini, Giovanni Paolo (1691-1765)

Giovanni Paolo Pannini, Italian painter, was born in Piacenza in 1691/92 and died in Rome in 1765. In 1711 he settled in Rome, where became famous as a decorator of palaces: Villa Patrizi (1718-1725); Palazzo De Carolis (1720). In 1719 he became a member of Accademia di San Luca; and in 1754 became its president. He depicted for his patron, French cardinal Polignac, and other...

Paracca, Giovanni Antonio (died circa 1584), il Valsoldo

Giovanni Antonio Paracca, named Valsoldo, Italian sculptor, was born in Lugano and died in Genova in circa 1584. He was active in Genoa from 1555 till 1560, he is an author of the statue of Dario Vivaldi in Palazzo di San Giorgio. In 1562 realized according to a design of Galeazzo Alessi, the statues for Bagno delle ninfe in Palazzo delle Peschiere; a statue for the tomb of...

Parodi, Giovan Battista (1674-1730)

Giovan Battista Parodi, Italian painter, was born in Genoa in 1674 and died in Milan in 1730. He was specialized in large fresco decorations and his most important works are: the vault of the Chiesa di S.Pietro in Vincoli (Rome) and of the Chiesa di S.Maria Maddalena (Genoa); Rape of Proserpine (Palazzo Mazzoleni, Bergamo).