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.


Chiari Alessandro*

Firenze 1806 - 1900
Iscrittosi all’Accademia fiorentina nel 1818, la frequentò fino al 1829, esercitandosi in particolare sulle copie dai maestri del tardo Rinascimento. Dal 1838 al 1842 compì un soggiorno di perfezionamento a Roma dove nel 1839 eseguì una Maria de' Medici nello studio di Rubens. Rientrato a Firenze, intraprese l’attività di copista e di illustratore (12 tavole per Pitture a fresco di A. del Sarto di M. Missirini; incisioni per l'Ape Italiana), senza abbandonare, almeno inizialmente, l'attività pittorica (Madonna col Bambino servita da un angelo, esposto a Firenze nel 1851).
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