Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
(1696 - 1770)
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo was active/lived in Italy, Spain. Giovanni Tiepolo is known for Rococo painting, frescos, altarpieces, printmaking.
Biography Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, also known as Gianbattista or Giambattista Tiepolo, was an Italian painter and print maker from the Republic of Venice. He was prolific, and worked not only in Italy, but also in Germany and Spain.
Early life (1696-1726)
Born in Venice, Tiepolo was the youngest of six children born to Orsetta, Tiepolo's mother and his father, Domenico Tiepolo, a sea captain. While the Tiepolo surname belongs to a patrician family, Giambattista's father did not claim patrician status. The future artist was baptised in his parish church (San Pietro di Castello) as Giovanni Battista, in honour of his godfather, a Venetian nobleman called Giovanni Battista Dorià. His father Domenico died a year after his birth, leaving
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