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.


Coppola Antonio *

Napoli 1850 - dopo il 1916
Compiuti gli studi nell’Accademia di Napoli soggiornò per due anni in Grecia eseguendo lavori di decorazione. Trattò sia l’olio sia la tempera sia l'acquerello con i quali realizzò ritratti, vedute di Napoli, ma soprattutto scene di genere e marine con le quali ottenne un discreto successo commerciale. Nel 1883 espose a Napoli, a Firenze (Dopo un mezzo litro e Le castagne sotto la brace) e a Roma (Un sorcio nel vaso, Al beveraggio e Magra colazione). Alla Promotrice partenopea del 1890 inviò Paesaggio presso Solofra.
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