Recco, Giuseppe (1634-1695)

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Giuseppe Recco, Italian painter, was born in Naples in 1634 and died in Alicante or Madrid in 1695. His teachers were his owns father and uncle. During the journey in Lombardy he studied the works of E.Baschenis, and initially was a painter of flowers. After he moved to Naples, he was influenced a lot by local Caravaggism, and by a Spanish painter F.Herrera. Here he dedicated himself to painting of fishes, and sea animals: Seaweed and seafood (Stockholm, Nat.Mus.), Fishes (Besancon, Museum; Florence, Uffizi; New York, Metropolitan Museum).
Recco obtained the great fame and was invited to the Spanish court, where worked until his death and received a title of a nobleman.

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