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.


Rava Giovanni *

Alba (Cuneo) 1874 - 1944
Esordì nel 1899 alla Promotrice torinese con una Testa di vecchio d'impostazione accademica, legata all’insegnamento dei suoi maestri, G. Grosso e P. Gaidano. Si dedicò poi al paesaggio in forme veriste e maturando un personale tocco impressionista. Espose con assiduità alla Promotrice e alle principali mani-festazioni torinesi (1902, Tramonto, Sera in montagna; 1906, Quiete; 1908, Sera in Valtournanche, Casolari del Breuil). Nel 1912 espose a Roma un gruppo di vedute e alcuni episodi bellici, che aveva realizzato in Libia durante la guerra italo-turca.
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