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Silvestro Lega

 (1826 - 1895)
Silvestro Lega was active/lived in Italy.  Silvestro Lega is known for rural landscape and genre painting.

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Silvestro Lega who was born in the Romagna, went to Florence in 1843 and studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti with Giuseppe Bezzuoli.  From 1844 he studied at the studio of Luigi Mussini and together with other students from the Academy, took part in the 1948 projects. Lega's early works are typical of conventional Academy style.  In 1951 he exhibited at the Academy with the painting Velleda taken from Martiri Cristiani di Chateaubriand (Christian Martyrs of Chateaubriand), in 1852 he won the Academy triennial competition with David che placa Saul al suono della cetra (David pacifies Saul with the music of the zither).  In 1854 he began to meet up with the artists who frequented Caf   ...  Displaying 750 of 3958 characters.

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