Italian Artists & Architects

Pisanello (circa 1380-circa 1455) (Antonio Pisano)

Antonio Pisano named Pisanello, Italian painter, medal-maker and miniaturist, was born in Pisa in circa 1380 and probably died in Mantua in circa 1455. The data about life and work of this personality are confusing and very few. In the beginning of the XV century Pisanello lived in Verona, the place where he always returned after continuous movement from one city to another....

Poggi, Giuseppe (1811-1901)

Giuseppe Poggi, Italian architect and urbanist was born and died in Florence in 1811-1901. Possessing the knowledge of technique and artistic taste he reconstructed numerous Renaissance palaces in Florence. His name is also connected with the urbanistic transformation of the city in 1864-1870, because of high level of technical and architectural solutions Poggi is considered...

Poletti, Luigi (1792-1869)

Luigi Poletti, Italian architect, was born in Modena in 1792 and died in Milan in 1869. He was a pupil of R.Stern and was a representative of neoclassic culture. He is famous for the reconstruction of Basilica of San Paolo fuori le Mura (1883); theatres of the city of Fano (1845-1863) and of Rimini (1857).

Pollaiolo (1431-1498) (Antonio Benci)

Antonio Benci, named Pollaiolo, (Florence circa1431 - Rome 1498); and Piero Benci, named Pollaiolo (Florence 1443 - Rome 1496), Italian painters, sculptors and gold smiths. The most famous of two brothers, sons of chickens vendor (chicken=pollo, which gave the nick-name "pollaiolo") was Antonio, one of the most important Florentine artists in the second half of the 15th...

Pomarancio (1552-1626) (Cristoforo Roncalli)

Cristoforo Roncalli, named Pomarancio, Italian painter, was born in Pomarance, Pisa in 1552 and died in Rome in 1626. He was a pupil of N.Circignani, and collaborated with him on decoration of the Logge and Torre dei Venti in Vatican. Pomarancio was active in Rome, where worked in Sala Vecchia, Quirinale (1583-1585); St John Lateran; Palazzo Crescenzi; and also in Loreto,...

Pomodoro, Arnaldo (1926-...)

Arnaldo Pomodoro, Italian sculptor, was born in Morciano di Romagna in 1926. After studies in architecture, he dedicated himself to the sculpture in the beginning of 50's, with the informal language expressed by the materials such as gold, silver, iron, wood, bronze and cement. After participation in the group "Continuita'" (Continuity) (1961-1962) together with L.Fontana, P....

Pontelli, Baccio (circa1450-1492)

Baccio Pontelli, Italian architect, was born in Florence in circa 1450 and died in Urbino in 1492. Passing the phase of artistic formation with Giuliano and Benedetto da Maiano in Florence, and influenced by Francesco di Giorgio Martini during the trip to Urbino (1480-1482), he was an in-layer in Florence and later in Urbino: Studio di Federico, Palazzo Ducale. Acting as an...

Ponzio, Flaminio (1559/60-1613)

Flaminio Ponzio, Italian architect, was born in Viggiu', Varese in 1559/60 and died in Rome in 1613. Together with C.Maderno, he was one of the most interesting personalities in the beginning of the 17th century. The protection of the family Borghese and of the pope Paul V, in particular, who nominated Ponzio the architect of the Vatican Palaces, assured a great number of...

Porta, Giacomo della (1533-1602)

Giacomo della Porta, Italian architect and sculptor, was born in Genoa in 1533 and died in Rome in 1602. After work in Genoa in the church of Annunziata dei frati minori between 1565-1570, he moved to Rome and worked here and in Latium. Porta was a pupil and a follower of Vignola, continued numerous unfinished works of his teacher and some of them were executed in...

Porta, Guglielmo della (1490/1500-1577)

Guglielmo della Porta, Italian sculptor, was born in 1490/1500 and died in Rome in 1577. He was a pupil of his uncle Giovan Giacomo and his collaborator in the works executed in Genoa: relieves in Cappella degli Apostoli in Duomo (1530). In 1537 he moved to Rome, where executed his main work: a monument to Paul III Farnese in St Peter's (1549-1575).

Pozzo, Andrea (1642-1709)

Andrea Pozzo, Italian painter and scenograph, was born in Trento in 1642 and died in Vienna in 1709. After some short activity in Trento, he joined the confraternity of Jesuits in 1665. In 1675 Pozzo was invited to Turin, where executed frescoes in Chiesa dei SS.Martiri and a scenographic cycle in Chiesa di S.Francesco Saverio (Mondovi, 1676-79). Afterwards he was invited to...

Preti, Mattia (1613-1699) (Cavaliere calabrese)

Mattia Preti, named the Cavaliere calabrese, Italian painter, was born in Taverna, Catanzaro in 1613 and died in La Valletta, Malta in 1699. His presence in Rome is documented in 1633, 1636, 1641-43, 1646-1651. In 1642 he became a Knight of the Order of Malta and in 1650 a Virtuoso of Pantheon. He frescoed Chiesa di S.Carlo ai Catinari (1642) and the apse of Chiesa di S.Andrea...

Pulzone, Scipione (c1550-1598)

Scipione Pulzone, named Gaetano, Italian painter, was born in Gaeta in c1550 and died in Rome 1598. Being still young he went to Rome and here acquired the fame of portraitist: Cardinal Ricci (1569, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Mus.), Cardinal Crivelli (Chiesa di S.Maria in Aracoeli, Rome), Colonna Family (1581, Rome, Gall.Colonna). In 1578 he became an academician of...

Italian Artists & Architects Bios List: Started With "Q - R"

Given Names in Alphabetical Order - "Q - R"

Quattrini, Enrico (1863-1950)

Enrico Quattrini - a Sculptor The renowned official sculptor for the Vatican Enrico Quattrini and Domenico De Angelis eminent painter whose works, among others, have been and still are the pride of Teatro Amazonas in Mannau, Brasil, the world of Francesco Montelli was more than ever permeated with enlightenment. Many of Sculptor Enrico Quattrini works are in the Vatican as he was considered the favorite...