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.


Torriglia Giovanni Battista *

Genova 1857 - 1937
Allievo dell'Accademia Ligustica, esordì alla Promotrice genovese del 1883; l’anno seguente vi espose sei dipinti fra i quali comparivano motivi di Firenze, città nella quale risiedette alcuni anni per completare gli studi. La sua produzione annovera ritratti realistici (Ritratto del cardinale Minoretti e Ritratto di Benedetto XV, Genova, Seminario arcivescovile), paesaggi, vedute d’interno e scene di genere che espose alle mostre genovesi (1886, Dopo cena, Interno della chiesa di San Miniato in Firenze, In coro, Genova, Accademia Ligustica). A Venezia nel 1887 presentò Musica Sacra. Fu noto soprattutto per scene di vita quotidiana diffuse attraverso oleografie e cartoline.
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