Italian Artists & Architects

Rossellino, Bernardo (1409-1464)

Bernardo Rosselino, Italian architect and sculptor, was born in Settignano in 1409 and died in Florence in 1464. Pupil and collaborator of L.B.Alberti, he was active in Tuscany and Rome, where worked a lot for the pope Nicolas V, bending in particular his name with the enlarging of the transept and apse in St Peter's. Rosselino became famous most of all for the arrangement of...

Rossetti, Biagio (circa1447-1516)

Biagio Rossetti, Italian architect and urbanist, was born and died in Ferrara in circa 1447 - 1516. Since 1483 he was a military engineer and the duke's architect. Due to his project of enlarging of the city of Ferrara ordered in 1492 by Ercole I d'Este Rossetti was considered the first architect in the history of urbanistics who made use of advantages of the modern methods;...

Rubens, Pieter Paul (1577-1640)

Pieter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter, was born in Siegen in 1577 and died in Antwerp in 1640. He was the son of a Calvinist from Antwerp who run away to Cologne for religious motives. Here young Rubens started his artistic formation, continued in Antwerp, where he and his family returned after the death of father. Already in 1598 he was a member of artistic association of St...

Rusconi, Camillo (1658-1728)

Camillo Rusconi, Italian sculptor, was born in Milan in 1658 and died in Rome in 1728, He was a pupil of G.Rusnati in Milan, and of E.Ferrata in Rome, influenced by the works of A.Algardi and F.Duquesnoy. In 1708-1718 executed 4 of 12 statues of apostles for the central nave in St John Lateran; in 1700-1723 was sculptured the monument to Gregory XIII in St Peter's. Rusconi was...

Rusuti, Filippo (13th-14th centuries)

Filippo Rusuti, Italian painter, was active in Rome in the 13th-14th centuries. He is an author of the mosaics in the higher register of the ancient facade of the basilica di S.Maria Maggiore (1318-1319) with Christ in throne with angels and symbols of Evangelists and with Stories about the Miraculous fall of snow. To him are attributed some parts of the frescoes with the...

Rutelli, Mario (1859-1941)

Mario Rutelli, Italian sculptor, was born and died in Palermo in 1859-1941. His masterpiece is a Fountain of Naiads on the Piazza dell'Esedra (Piazza della Repubblica) in Rome. He dedicated himself to big monuments like monument to Anita Garibaldi on Janiculum Hill in Rome, monument to Umberto I in Catania, monument to Goethe in Monaco di Baviera. He also created one of the...

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

Given Names in Alphabetical Order - "S"

Sacchi, Andrea (1599-1661)

Andrea Sacchi, Italian painter, was born in Nettuno 1599 and died in Rome in 1661. He was a pupil of F.Albani and Cavalier d'Arpino, studied Raphael, A.Caracci and Domenichino. The work which confirmed him as the father of classicist tendency was Miracolo di San Gregorio (1626) for one of the altars in St Peter's (Rome, Pin.Vaticana). Under the patronage of Cardinal Del Monte...

Sacconi, Giuseppe (1854-1905)

Giuseppe Sacconi, Italian architect, was born in Montalto delle Marche in 1854 and died in Collegigliato, Pistoia in 1905. In the beginning he was a collaborator of L.Carimini in restoration of Basilica di Loreto. Still unknown, he won a contest of projects for the Monument of Victor Emanuel II (Rome, Piazza Venezia) in 1884. It was realized in 1885-1911 and was conceived as a...

Salvi, Nicola (1697-1751)

Nicola Salvi, Italian architect, was born and died in Rome in 1697-1751. He was a pupil of A.Canevari and his collaborator in decoration of Cappella di San Giovanni in the Cathedral of Lisbon (together with Vanvitelli). In 1732 he won a contest of projects for the Trevi Fountain, the last of the greatest baroque examples in Rome.

Salviati, Cecchino (1510-1563) (Francesco De'Rossi)

Francesco De'Rossi Salviati, named Cecchino Salviati, Italian painter, was born in Florence in 1510 and died in Rome in 1563. He was a pupil of Baccio Bandinelli and Andrea del Sarto; in 1531 moved to Rome serving to cardinal Giovanni Salviati, from who took the name. The studies of Raphael and contacts with his followers are evident in the works of Cecchino, created during...

Sangallo, Antonio da (circa1455-1534) (brother of Giuliano)

Antonio da Sangallo, Antonio Giamberti, Italian architect, was born and died in Florence in circa 1455 - 1534. He was a brother of Giuliano da Sangallo and for many years was his collaborator and continued the execution of works initiated by Giuliano. As a military architect, he participated in restoration of Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (1493), worked in Civitacastellana (1494-...

Sangallo, Antonio da (1484-1546) (the Younger) (nephew of Giuliano and Antonio)

Antonio da Sangallo, the Younger, Italian architect, was born in Florence in 1484 and died in Rome in 1546; nephew of Giuliano and Antonio da Sangallo. He began as a carver in Florence, but in 1503 moved to Rome, where was in contact with Bramante and both uncles for the whole period of artistic formation. In the meantime were created the church S.Maria di Loreto (after 1507)...

Sangallo, Giuliano da (circa1445-1516) (Giuliano Giamberti)

Giuliano Giamberti, named Giuliano da Sangallo, Italian architect, military engineer, sculptor and carver, was born and died in Florence in circa1445-1516. He was one of the most important personalities of the epoch because of his intensive activity, participation in the solutions of the cultural problems, and for the fact of being the inherit and interpreter of Brunelleschi'...

Sansovino (1486-1570) (Jacopo Tatti)

Jacopo Tatti, named Sansovino, Italian architect and sculptor, was born in Florence in 1486 and died in Venice in 1570. He was a pupil of Andrea Sansovino, from who took the nick name. In 1506-1511 and in 1516-1527, the artist went to Rome and participated in the theoretic and practical debate about the architecture, where the main roles were played by Bramante, Raphael and G....