Italian Artists & Architects

De Rossi, Giovanni Antonio (1616-1695)

Giovanni Antonio De Rossi, Italian architect, was born and deid in Rome in 1616-1695. He was a representative of mature Roman Baroque. De Rossi projected a vast complez of Palazzo Altieri (1650-1676) and some other not big palaces of measured elegance, all important for the development of civic architecture in the 17th century (Palazzo D'Aste-Bonaparte, 1658-1665). He also was...

De Rossi, Mattia (1637-1695)

Mattia De Rossi, Italian architect, was born and died in Rome in 1637-1695. He belonged to a family of architects, an notwithstanding the lack of particular artistic personality he was a pupil and a favorite executor of the works of G.L.Bernini. In Rome he built a side of the colonnade in St Peter's square, a balustrade of the Ponte Sant'Angelo and finished construction of the...

De Sanctis, Francesco (1693-1740)

Francesco De Sanctis, Italian architect, was born and died in Rome in 1693-1740. His name is connected to the urbanistic interventions, and in particular to a ingenious structure of the Spanish Steps in Rome (1723-1726).

De Vecchi, Giovanni (1536-1615)

Giovanni De Vecchi, Italian painter, was born and died in Borgo San Sepolcro in 1536-1615. He was a pupil of Raffaellino del Colle; collaborated in execution of frescoes in Villa Farnese in Caprarola and led intensive activity in decoration of the churches and Roman palaces. The greatest part of his works are lost, but the survived paintings reveal one of the most notable...

Del Duca, Giacomo (circa 1520-circa 1601)

Giacomo Del Duca, Italian sculptor, was born in Cefalu' in circa 1520 and died in Messina in circa 1601. He was a pupil of Michelangelo, executed some of the sculptures designed by his master and collaborated with him in various undertakings in Rome: the tomb of Julius II in S.Pietro in Vincoli, decoration of Porta Pia; Palazzo Cornaro; Villa Mattei al Celio; church Madonna di...

Del Grande, Antonio (1625-1671)

Antonio Del Grande, Italian architect, was born and died in Rome in 1625-1671. He was active in Rome, especially for the families of Pamphili and Colonna, collaborated with Carlo Rainaldi in the church of S.Agnese in Agone; executed the facade of Palazzo Doria Pamphili (facing Collegio Romano) (1659-1661); Galleria di Palazzo Colonna (1654); Carceri Nuove in via Giulia (1652-...

Della Valle, Filippo (1697-1768)

Filippo Della Valle, Italian sculptor, was born in Florence in 1697 and died in Rome in 1768. His teachers were G.B.Foggini in Florence and C.Rusconi in Rome. In 1725 he won a contest of the Academy of St Luke together with P.Bracci, and worked with him for the Trevi Fountain, where realized the allegories Health and Abundance. Among his other works should be noticed: the...

Diamante, Fra (1430-circa1498)

Fra Diamante, Italian painter, was born in Terranova, Valdarno in 1430 and died in Florence in circa 1498. He was a Carmelite brother, and in 1452 helped Filippo Lippi in decoration of the choir of the cathedral in Prato; later he worked in the Sistine Chapel and probably created here the fresco Faraone sommerso nel Mar Rosso, which is traditionally attributed to Rosselli.

Domenichino (1581-1641) (Domenico Zampieri)

Domenico Zampieri named il Domenichino, Italian painter, was born in Bologna in 1581 and died in Naples in 1641. He was a student of Calvaert and L.Carracci, and in 1602 moved to Rome, where entered in the circle of Annibale Carracci and was his collaborator in the Galleria Farnese, oriented on Carracci's formula of classicism characterized by exactness of a design and rare...

Dughet, Gaspard (1615-1675)

Gaspard Dughet, a painter of French origin, was born and died in Rome in 1615-1675. He was also named Gaspard Poussin, from the name of his relative and master Nicolas Poussin. In 1635, Gaspard abandoned the work-shop of Nicolas and moved into direction of Nordic taste, preferring the dramatic motives of tempests: Tempest, London, D.Mahon Coll.). His paintings with the ample...

Duquesnoy, Francois (1594-1643)

Francois Duquesnoy, named Francesco Fiammingo, Flemish sculpture, was born in Brussels in 1594 and died in Livorno in 1643. After the first artistic works next to his padre Jerome, sculpture and author of famous Manneken-Pis, Francois moved to Rome in 1618, where collaborated over the baldachino of G.L.Bernini in St Peter's, and made a friendship with N.Poussin, having got the...

Errard, Charles (The Younger) (1601/06 - 1689)

Charles Errard the Younger, French painter and architect, was born in Nantes in 1601/06 and died in Rome in 1689. He was one of 12 founders of the Royal Academy of painting (1648), and gave the designs for the decoration of an oratory of the King and apartments of Queen Anna of Austria in Louvre. He depicted the cartoons for the tapestries of Gobelins: Stories of Goliath, and...

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

Given Names in Alphabetical Order - "F"

Fancelli, Cosimo (1620-1688)

Cosimo Fancelli, Italian sculptor, was born and died in Rome in 1620-1688. He was in straight contact with Pietro da Cortona, collaborating on statues and relieves in the churches Santi Martino e Luca, Santa Maria in Via Lata, S.Maria Maggiore and etc. By the task of G.L.Bernini he sculptured an Angelo del Volto Santo (1668-1669) for the bridge Ponte Sant'Angelo in Rome.

Fanzago, Cosimo (1591-1678)

Cosimo Fanzago, Italian architect and sculptor, was born in Clusone, Bergamo, in 1591 and died in Naples in 1678. He was originally from a family of sculptors artisans. Starting from 1612 he lead very intensive activity in the southern Italy (especially in Naples) as a sculptor and, later, as an architect, becoming the most important master of the local Baroque: spire of...