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 Francesco Lazzaro Guardi  (1712 - 1793)

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Lived/Active: Italy      Known for: architectural, cityscape, religious painting

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Birth
1712 (Venice, Italy)
 
Death
1793 (Venice, Italy)

Lived/Active
Italy


by Roberto Longhi


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architectural, cityscape, religious painting

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Francesco Guardi was born in Venice, Italy in 1712.  His father was Dominico Guardi, also a painter, who had come to Venice after his marriage in Vienna.  The Guardi was a good example of a bottega (half studio, half shop) in the Venetian tradition.  Domenico was founder of the workshop. The elder son, Giannantonio, probably trained Francesco; the brothers worked together on many paintings and church decorations. After 1750, Francesco painted alone.   

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