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.


Falchetti Michele*

Caluso (Torino) 1845 -1877
Fratello di Giuseppe, su incoraggiamento di A. Gastaldi frequentò a Torino l'Accademia Albertina. Pittore di paesaggi e di nature morte (Cacciagione, 1875, Torino, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna), esordì alla Promotrice torinese nel 1865 e vi espose assiduamente nel decennio seguente (1868, Trofeo di caccia; 1872, Prodotti d'autunno; 1873, Via dell'Arco-Caluso). Pur nella ripetitività dei soggetti, spesso uguali a quelli del fratello, si distinse per una vena narrativa più ricca e sciolta. Praticò anche la pittura murale decorando alcune chiese del Canavese.
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