(1851 - 1929)
Francesco Paolo Michetti was active/lived in Italy. Francesco Michetti is known for painting and sculpture.
Biography Francesco Michetti
Michetti was born in Tocco da Casauria in the Province of Chieti. His
father having died when he was a boy, Michetti was forced to work with a
local artisan. In 1868, Michetti was awarded a stipend by the province
to study at the Accademia (now Istituto) in Naples under Domenico
Morelli. Among his colleagues was Eduardo Dalbono. There he also
interacted with Filippo Palizzi, Giuseppe De Nittis, and Marco De
Gregorio, artists of the School of Resina. Disciplinary problems soon
caused Michetti to return to Chieti. He began to spend time in
Francavilla a Mare, which by 1878 would be his residence. He traveled
to Paris, encouraged and supported by De Nittis, by the patron Beniamino
Rotondo, and by the art merchant Reutling
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