Eugenio Zampighi Italian 1859-1944
Born in Modena, Italy, Eugenio Zampighi, at the young age of thirteen, entered the local Academy of Design, eventually becoming one of the most decorated of its students. In 1869 he was awarded a scholarship and spent the next three years in Rome. By 1884, having settled in Florence, he had begun to paint the genre works that eventually placed him with the leading artist's of Italy.
Inspired by, and most fond of, the domestic lives of the common people - the peasants - the artist displayed sympathy for their small, intimate world and no detail seemed too trivial to record. In homes where families worked and played, everything was studied and reprod
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