Giovanni Battista Emanuele Maria Segantini
(1858 - 1899)
Giovanni Battista Emanuele Maria Segantini was active/lived in Switzerland, Italy. Giovanni Segantini is known for en plein air pastoral landscape painting, figures.
Biography Giovanni Battista Emanuele Maria Segantini
Giovanni Segantini was an Italian painter who lived much of his life in Switzerland. He was known especially for his large pastoral landscapes of the Alps. Later in his life he incorporated Divisionist* and Symbolist* images into his work.
He was born in 1858 in Arco, in the province of Trient, on the northern bank of Lake Garda, Giovanni Segantini attended the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. Subsequently, he lived in the Brianza region, and then moved to Switzerland in 1886. He first settled with his family in Savognin, but from 1894 he was based in Maloja and Soglio. Segantini died of peritonitis in 1899, at the early age of 41, while working on the middle section of his Alpine Triptych, Nature, on the Schaf
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