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.


Fabre Franҫois Xavier *

Montpellier (Francia) 1766 - 1837
Dopo aver studiato all’École des Beaux Arts, nel 1783 si trasferì a Parigi dove frequentò l’atelier di J. L. David. In seguito al pensionato romano (1786-1791) si spostò a Firenze, dove visse fino al 1825: divenne il ritrattista più affermato della società internazionale che vi risiedeva e rinnovò il modello del ritratto neoclassico, infondendovi nuovo sentimento ed enfasi espressiva (Ritratto di V. Alfieri e della Contessa d'Albany seduti al tavolo di studio, 1796, Torino, Museo Civico d’Arte Antica; Ugo Foscolo, 1813, Firenze, Biblioteca Nazionale). Eseguì anche soggetti devozionali e mitologici.
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