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.


Tetar Van Elven Pietro *

Amsterdam 1831 - Milano 1908
Italiano di elezione, nel 1851 si stabilì a Torino e dal 1853 al 1906 fu assiduo alle esposizioni di Torino, Milano e Genova, con paesaggi ispirati ai numerosi viaggi in Europa del Nord, in Italia (Il tempio di Minerva Medica, 1855 ca., Agliè, Torino, Castello Ducale) e in Oriente. Partecipò, come illustratore, alla seconda guerra d’Indipendenza (Soldati andiamo a salvar la patria! Avanti, marche!, esposto a Torino nel 1860) e dedicò ai soggetti risorgimentali numerose opere, realizzate anche per Vittorio Emanuele II (La prima seduta del Parlamento italiano, Torino, Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento).
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