(1805 - 1880)
Constantino Brumidi was active/lived in District Of Columbia. Constantino Brumidi is known for portrait, historical figures, mural.
Biography Constantino Brumidi
Constantino Brumidi was an active Italian muralist in the mid-19th century in America.
Having grown up in Rome, he studied under the most famous neoclassical artists, the Italian Vincenzo Camuccini and the Danish Bertel Thorwaldsen. Having learned the art of fresco painting he successfully worked in Rome at the Vatican and in the Torlonia Palace. In 1848-1849 political events led to his imprisonment in Rome and he was released around 1852. With this freedom he migrated to America in 1852.
He settled in Washington D.C. around 1855. There, Captain Montgomery Meigs, supervisor of the decoration of the U.S. Capitol, contracted Brumidi as mural painter for the U.S. Capitol Project. For twenty-two years he completed works in sever
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