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.


Giani Giovanni *

Torino 1866 - 1937
Avviato alla pittura dal padre Giuseppe, studiò all’Accademia Albertina di Torino con E. Gamba e A. Gastaldi. La sua vasta produzione annovera paesaggi, quadri di figura e scene di genere spesso in costume. Espose a partire dal 1884 alle mostre torinesi (1891, Nonno priore; 1898, Gruppo del Gran Paradiso al levar del sole, bozzetto per diorama del CAI) e dal 1900 alle biennali veneziane. Carattere aneddotico e accenti romantici di derivazione turlettiana pervadono i suoi dipinti d’ambiente (Festa grande, 1904, Udine, Museo Civico), mentre una scrupolosa traduzione del vero connota le nature morte e i paesaggi (Un battesimo a Cogne, 1896, Torino, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna; Ultima foglia, 1909, Trieste, Museo Revoltella; Nostalgia, Roma, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna).
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