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.


Preda Ambrogio *

Milano 1839 - Davesio (Svizzera) 1906
Si formò alla milanese Accademia di Brera ed esordì all’Esposizione braidense del 1860 con un paesaggio della Valtellina. Trasferitosi dalla metà degli anni '60 nei pressi di Lugano, fu comunque presente con regolarità all'appuntamento milanese fino al 1894, con paesaggi ticinesi e scene di vita agreste (Il cortile di una fattoria, premio Mylius nel 1875, Milano, Pinacoteca di Brera). Espose anche alle mostre delle promotrici di Genova e di Torino (1869, Il lago diMuzzano).
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