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 Gaetano Gandolfi  (1734 - 1802)

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Lived/Active: Italy      Known for: religious, history, and allegory painting, fresco, etcher, sculptor

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BIOGRAPHY for Gaetano Gandolfi
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Birth
1734 (San Matteo della Decima, Italy)
 
Death
1802 (Bologna, Italy)

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Italy


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religious, history, and allegory painting, fresco, etcher, sculptor

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From the Po Valley in Italy, where his father managed land, Gaetano Gandolfi became a prominent artist in the area of Bologna---active for nearly five decades in the late 17th Century.  With an output of about 220 paintings plus etchings, terracotta sculptures and many drawings, he also had a national reputation as one of the "greatest Italian artists of his century."(european) 

He came from a family of artists, and their work, 1760s to 1820s, represents the transiti (showing 500 of 2287 characters).



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