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.


Tagliafichi Santino*

Genova 7 757 - 1829
Dal 1772 fu allievo di C. G. Ratti all'Accademia Ligustica di Genova, dove fu nominato accademico di merito (1794) e diresse la Scuola di Pittura dal 1809 al 1811. Da una formazione legata ai modelli secenteschi elaborò una propria interpretazione dei modi neoclassici. Autore di soggetti religiosi (Santa Maria Mad- dalena in meditazione, 1819, chiesa della Maddalena, Genova; altra versione all’Accademia Ligustica di Genova), fu anche attivo come frescante in numerose chiese genovesi (Nostra Signora delle Vigne, 1819).
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