(1667 - 1749)
Allessandro Magnasco was active/lived in Italy. Allessandro Magnasco is known for portrait, melodramatic scenes.
Biography Allessandro Magnasco
Allessandro Magnasco was born in Genoa, Italy in 1667. He was called Il Lissandrino. He was a pupil of his father, Stefano Magnasco, and also studied under Filippo Abbiati in Milan and was considerably influenced by the latter's manner of painting. At the beginning of his career he was a portraitist, but virtually nothing is known of this aspect of his career.
Later he turned to the type of work for which he is now known. He worked for some time in Florence, where the Grand Duke Giovanni Gastone de'Medici was his patron. He returned to Genoa in 1735 and worked there until his death. He was a painter chiefly of highly individual melodramatic scenes set in storm-tossed landscapes, ruins, convents and gloomy monasteries, peopled with sm
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