Italian Artists & Architects

Gregorini, Domenico (1700-1777)

Domenico Gregorini, Italian architect, was born and died in Rome in 1700-1777. He was a pupil of F.Juvarra and a member of Academy of St Luca. Gregorini executed in Rome in 1743 in collaboration with P.Passalacqua, the restoration of ancient Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme. Here could be seen evident influence of Borromini's art as in internal reconstruction of the...

Grimaldi, Giovanni Francesco (1606-1680)

Giovan Francesco Grimaldi, named il Bolognese, Italian engraver, painter and architect, was born in Bologna in 1606 and died in Rome in 1680. He studied together with Carracci and Albani, worked in Rome and in Paris with notable success. Dipicted mostly landscapes, of which should be noticed those in Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome.

Guarini, Guarino (1624-1683)

Guarino Guarini, Italian architect, treatise writer, philosopher and mathematician, was born in Modena in 1624 and died in Milan in 1683. Being a brother of a religious order of Teatins he spent the period of noviceship in Rome (1639-1647), where studied the works of Borromini. After a sojourn in Modena he began a long series of travels serving his order and dedicating himself...

Guercino (1591-1666) (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri)

Giovan Francesco Barbieri, named Guercino, Italian painter, was born in Cento, Ferrara in 1591 and died in Bologna in 1666. He begun his carrier by frescoing of the private palaces (Cento, Civic Art Gallery), painting of landscapes (Stockholm, Mus.) and sacred themes: Miracle of St Charles (1613-14). His first important work was Madonna in glory (Sant'Agostino, Cento, 1616),...

Guidetti, Guidetto (...-1564)

Guidetto Guidetti, Italian architect, died in 1564. He was active in Rome where among others built a church S.Caterina dei Funari notable for its harmonious facade. Since 1563 he worked at the execution of the project of Michelangelo for the Piazza del Campidoglio. Guidetti was influenced a lot by the modes of A.da Sangallo the Younger and applied for his creating the complex...

Guidi, Domenico (1625-1701)

Domenico Guidi, Italian sculptor, was born in Torano in 1625 and died in Rome in 1701. Being the pupil of A.Algardi, he assimilated his elegant style, and worked most of all in Rome: Angelo can la lancia (Ponte Sant'Angelo); statue of Clement IX (1671 in Santa Maria Maggiore); monument to the count Thiene (1676, Sant'Andrea della Valle).

Italian Artists & Architects Bios List: Started With "H-I-J"

Given Names in Alphabetical Order - "H - I - J"

Hamilton, Gavin (1723-1798)

Gavin Hamilton, Scottish painter and antique dealer, was born in Lanark in 1723 and died in Rome in 1798. From 1748 he spent the greater part of his life in Rome, where became one of the most important representatives of the neoclassic current. He was an expert of ancient marbles and collector, participated in archeological excavations. As a painter he was attracted by...

Houdon, Jean-Antoine (1741-1828)

Jean-Antoine Houdon, French sculptor, was born and died in Paris in 1741-1828. He studied in Rome in the French Academy in 1764-1768, and executed in this period numerous anatomic studies (Scorticato, which became very famous) and the statues of San Brunone and San Giovanni Battista for the church S.Maria degli Angeli. After return to Paris Houdon created a statue Diana...

Iacometti, Ignazio (1819-1883)

Ignazio Iacometti, Italian sculptor, was born and died in Rome in 1819-1883. He became famous due to two big sculptural groups executed in 1854: Bacio di Giuda and Ecce Homo on the sides of Scala Santa. Later he worked in San Paolo (statue of San Pietro) and over the column of Immacolata at Piazza di Spagna (Mose'). Among various burial monuments located in churches of San...

Jappelli, Giuseppe (1783-1852)

Giuseppe Jappelli, Italian architect and engineer, was born and died in Venice in 1783-1852. His artistic formation took place in the neoclassic environment; he studied in the Clementine Academy in Bologna and in 1803 entered the work-shop of G.A. Selva in Bologna, making an experience in military engineering in 1813 following Eugenio Beauharnais. Fundamental importance for...

Juvarra, Filippo (1678-1736)

Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect and scene-designer, was born in Messina in 1678 and died in Madrid in 1736. After a period of formation in Sicily as a member of artisan family of goldsmiths and chisellers, he moved to Rome in 1703 where studied architecture of Carlo and Francesco Fontana. In 1706 Juvarra won a contest organized by Clement XI and became a member of an...

Italian Artists & Architects Bios List: Started With "K-L"

Given Names in Alphabetical Order - "K - L"

Koch, Gaetano (1849-1910)

Gaetano Koch, Italian architect, was born and died in Rome in 1849-1910. He was a nephew of Austrian painter Joseph Anton Koch. Gaetano realized in Rome some important works inspired by solemn and pure neo-Renaissance modes: Palazzo della Banca d'Italia (1886-1894); Palazzo Ludovisi-Piombino; arrangement of Piazza dell'Esedra (1888-1902); Palazzo Margherita (1886-1890);...

Landini, Taddeo (c1550-1596)

Taddeo Landini, Italian sculptor, was born in Florence in c1550 and died in Rome in 1596. His most important works are: The Winter, one of the decorative statues at the bridge of Santa Trinita in Florence; and the statues of four men for the Fontana delle Tartarughe (1585).