Giovanni Battista Pittoni II
(1687 - 1767)
Giovanni Battista Pittoni II was active/lived in Italy. Giovanni Pittoni II is known for figure, religious painting.
Biography Giovanni Battista Pittoni II
Pittoni, born in 1687, received his training as a painter in the workshop of his uncle, Francesco Pittoni, and initially fell under the spell of the Veronese painter Antonio Balestra, but his mature style owed decisive impulses from Sebastiano Ricci and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. He was a much respected painter in Venice whose numerous commissions included work for major churches and private patrons, both in the city of the Lagoons and on the Venetian Terraferma. Later in his life, he was co-founder of the Venetian Accademia di Belle Arti, serving as its president for a number of years. Pittoni died in 1767 in his native Venice. The present picture, which to our knowledge has never been published before, displays all the hallmarks of Pitto
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