Italian Artists & Architects

Coli, Giovanni (1636-1681)

Giovanni Coli (Lucca 1636-1691) and Filippo Gherardi (Lucca 1643-1704), Italian painters. They begun their collective activity studying in Lucca at Paolini and than in Rome in Pietro da Cortona workshop. Among their numerous works executed in Rome are: frescoes of the dome (Chiesa di S.Nicola da Tolentino (1670-72)), vault frescoes (Chiesa di S.Pantaleo), and Battaglia di...

Conca, Sebastiano (1680-1764)

Sebastiano Conca, Italian painter, was born in Gaeta in 1680 and died in Naples in 1764. He was a pupil of Solimena in Naples and in 1706 moved to Rome where collaborated with C.Maratta: ceiling with Incoronazione della Santa in the church of S.Cecilia in Trastevere. In 1729 he entered the Academy of S.Luca where became one of the most eminent personalities. He was also...

Conte, Jacopino del (1510-1598)

Jacopino del Conte, Italian painter, was born in Florence in 1510 and died in Rome in 1598. He was a pupil of Andrea del Sarto, and in the past was confused with Francesco Salviati, with whom he collaborated for a certain period of time. In 1537 was created Madonna with St Elisabeth (Florence, Collection Contini-Bonacossi). In Rome Jacopino participated in frescoing of the...

Contini, Giambattista (1641-1723)

Giambattista Contini, Italian architect, was born and died in Rome in 1641-1723. He was a pupil of G.L.Bernini, and his famous works are: Cathedrals of Vetralla and of Vignanello (1730), Cappella De Angelis (Chiesa di S.Maria in Aracoeli, Rome), Cappella Capocaccio (Chiesa di S.Maria della Vittoria, Rome), Chiesa delle Stimmate di S.Francesco (Rome, 1708). In 1683-1719 Contini...

Coppede', Gino (1886-1927)

Gino Coppede', was born in Florence in 1886 and died in Rome in 1927. His most important works are: Castello Mac Kenzie (Genoa, 1890), and Quartiere Coppede' (Rome, 1921-26.

Cordier, Nicola (1567-1612)

Nicola Cordier, named Franciosino, Italian sculptor, was born in Lorena in 1567 and died in Rome in 1612. He led most of his activity in Rome, worked in Cappella Aldobrandini in the church S.Maria sopra Minerva and in Cappella Paolina in S.Maria Maggiore. He was also an estimated restorer of ancient sculptures.

Cornacchini, Agostino (1683-1740)

Agostino Cornacchini, Italian sculptor, was born in Pescia in 1683 and died in Rome in 1740. He was a student of the Florentine artists G.B.Foggini, and in 1712 transferred in Rome where realized, among other, the statue Sant'Elia (1727) and equestrian monument of Carlo Magno (1720-1725), both in St Peter's. Cornacchini worked as well in Orvieto (Arcangeli Michele e Gabriele...

Cortona, Pietro da (1596-1669)

P.Berrettini named Pietro da Cortona, Italian painter and architect, was born in Cortona in 1596 and died in Rome in 1669. He was a pupil of Florentine master Andrea Commodi in Cortona from 1609 till 1611, and in 1612 followed his teacher in Rome, entering later the studio of Baccio Ciarpi. These years were basic for the young artist, who studied the painting of Raphael, and...

Cozza, Francesco (1605-1682)

Francesco Cozza, Italian painter, was born in Stilo Calabro in 1605 and died in Rome in 1682. He was a pupil and collaborator of Domenichino. He frescoed the Stanza del Fuoco in Palazzo Pamphili (Valmontone, 1658-59) and a Library of Palazzo Pamphili in Piazza Navona (Rome, 1667-73) with the Apotheosis of Pamphili House on the ceiling of the main hall. He also frescoed the...

Italian Artists & Architects Bios List: Started With "D-E"

Given Names in Alphabetical Order - "D - E"

Dalmata Giovanni (c1440-after 1509) (Giovanni Duknovich)

Giovanni Duknovich, named Giovanni Dalmata, Dalmatian sculptor, was born in Trau' in circa 1440 and died in Ancona after 1509. Perhaps he was a pupil of Giorgio da Sebenico, and worked in Rome in collaboration with A.Bregno: a tomb of Tebaldi (1466, Chiesa di S.Maria dopra Minerva); a tomb of Roverella (1477, Chiesa di S.Clemente), with Mino da Fiesole: a tomb of Paul II (1474...

Damascus, Apollodorus of (first half of the 2nd century A.D.)

Apollodorus of Damascus, Greek architect, lived in the first half of the 2nd century A.D. He was born in Siria, and worked in Rome, especially for the emperor Traian, of whom he was an official architect of military (bridge over Danube, more than 1km long, built between two Dacian campaigns) and civic constructions (Forum of Traian with its Basilica Ulpia (107-113)). At...

Danti, Egnazio (1536-1586)

Egnazio Danti, Italian architect and mathematician, was born in Perugia in 1536 and died in Alatri in 1586, a son of Giulio Danti and brother of Girolamo. He had got the fame mostly as a mathematician and cosmographer (geographic maps in Vatican).

Danti, Girolamo (circa 1547-1580)

Girolamo Danti, Italian painter, was born in Perugia in 1547 and died in 1580; a son of Giulio Danti who was a founder of this artistic family. Girolamo was an average artist and collaborated with his brother Egnazio on the execution of geographic maps: a famous cycle in Vatican where hi frescoed the Gallery of Maps.

Dazzi, Arturo (1881-1966)

Arturo Dazzi, Italian sculptor and painter, was born in Carrara in 1881 and died in Pisa in 1966. He began as a marble designer in Carrara studying in the local Academy; later in 1909 in Rome, Dazzi won together with Zanelli the contest for the decoration of the Altare della Patria. After 1920 he became one of the greatest representatives of the monumental pseudo-classical...