Dictionary of Artists


To meet the requirement of scholars, art dealers, collectors or simple amateurs of having a quick and effective tool at their disposal to satisfy the various exigencies connected with the world of art, first of all the in-depth analysis of the work of painters, sculptors, engravers, photographers, etc., the "Dictionary of artists" puts itself up as an annotated list of names, sometimes accompanied, if marked by an asterisk, by a biography and by some signature examples.

Each artist is matched with a series of index cards regarding the works registered in the Data Bank of the Matteucci Institute, which can be issued on request.

The biographies are taken from the Dizionario degli artisti edited by Cristina Bonagura, integral part of the work Pittori & pittura dell'Ottocento italiano (1996-1997), coordinated by Giuliano Matteucci with the cooperation of Paul Nicholls and realized by the Redazioni Grandi Opere of the "Istituto Geografico De Agostini", to whom the Matteucci Institute expresses its sincere thanks for authorizing the circulation of the texts on line.


Calegari Giacomo *

Piazza Brembana (Bergamo) 1848 - Bergamo 1945
Studiò con E. Scuri all'Accademia Carrara. Presente a partire dal 1881 alle mostre annuali di tale accademia, fu attivo a Bergamo sia come ritrattista sia come pittore di scene di genere. Nei ritratti, di commissione sia pubblica sia privata, si mostrò attento alla resa dei dettagli ambientali e sociali dei soggetti (ritratti a pendant dei Coniugi Zanchi, Bergamo, Accademia Carrara). Nei quadri di genere Calegari cercò effetti suggestivi derivanti da fonti di luce artificiali (Donizetti morente, esposto alla Mostra Donizettiana Artistica di Bergamo nel 1897).
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