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.


Gilardelli Crespi Claudia (Aurora)*

Milano 1864 -1905
Formatasi nella sua città con la pittrice L. Borzino Zanetti, frequentò brevemente lo studio di S. De Albertis. Sposò nel 1891 E. Crespi, grazie al quale conobbe V. Grubicy de Dragon, che la incoraggiò ad applicare la tecnica divisionista alle composizioni floreali da lei predilette. Presente dal 1886 al 1900 alle mostre mi-lanesi, si cimentò nell'uso dell’olio e dell’acquerello, rinnovando con successo la tradizione della natura morta floreale di L. Scrosati (Fiori, 1897, Milano, Galleria d'Arte Moderna).
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