(1615 - 1673)
Salvator Rosa was active/lived in Italy. Salvator Rosa is known for romantic landscape and baroque religious scene painting, printmaking.
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Salvator Rosa (1615 - March 15, 1673) was an Italian Baroque* and Romantic* painter, poet and printmaker*, active in Naples, Rome and Florence. As a painter, he is best known as "unorthodox and extravagant" and a "perpetual rebel" proto-Romantic.
He was born in Arenella, in the outskirts of Naples, on either June 20 or July 21, 1615. His father, Vito Antonio de Rosa, a land surveyor, urged his son to become a lawyer or a priest, and entered him into the convent of the Somaschi fathers. Yet Salvator showed a preference for the arts, and secretly worked with his maternal uncle Paolo Greco to learn about painting. He soon transferred himself to the tutelage of his brother-in-law Francesco Francanzano, a pupil of
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