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.


Villa Fabio*

Attivo in Lombardia nella seconda metà del XIX secolo
Artista di cui si conosce soltanto una breve attività espositiva, figurò con temi pastorali e paesaggi delle Prealpi lombarde alle mostre della Promotrice torinese dal 1868 al 1871. Un nutrito gruppo di sue opere si conserva presso la Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Milano (fra le altre, La fontana del miracolo, L'eremita cieco e Pastorella con capre).
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