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.


Chelazzi Tito *

San Casciano Val di Pesa (Firenze) 1834 o 1840 - Firenze 1892
A Firenze, fu allievo di A. Marini, che lo avviò all’arte del restauro, e in seguito di S. Ussi. Nel 1855 presentava alI’Esposizione accademica un saggio d’argomento tratto dall’Assedio di Firenze del Guerrazzi. Partecipò come garibaldino alle campagne militari del 1859 e del 1866. Specializzatosi nella pittura di soggetto floreale, lavorò molto per committenti stranieri, realizzando opere decorative a tempera e quadri da cavalletto (Fiori, Genova, Accademia Ligustica; Autunno, Roma, Palazzo del Quirinale) che espose spesso dalla metà degli anni '70 alle mostre fiorentine e milanesi.
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