Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi
(1606 - 1680)
Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi was active/lived in Italy. Giovanni Grimaldi is known for history, portrait and landscape paintings, architecture.
Biography Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi
Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi (1606 - November 28, 1680) was an Italian architect and painter, named Il Bolognese from the place of his birth. Grimaldi was a relative of the Carracci family, under whom it is presumed he first apprenticed.
He was afterwards a pupil of Cardinal Francesco Albani. He went to Rome, and was appointed architect to Pope Paul V and also patronized by succeeding popes. Towards 1648 he was invited to France by Cardinal Mazarin, and for about two years was employed in buildings for that minister and for Louis XIV, and in fresco-painting in the Louvre.
His colour was strong, somewhat excessive in the use of green; his touch light. He painted history, portraits and landscapes—the, last with predilection, espe
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