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Pasquale Celommi

 (1851 - 1928)
Pasquale Celommi was active/lived in California / Italy.  Pasquale Celommi is known for figure, genre, landscape painting.

Pasquale Celommi

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Pasquale Celommi (1851-1928) was an Italian painter, known for his outdoor scenes of Italian life. Celommi was born in Montepagano, Abruzzo, Italy in 1851.  Celommi was very skilled at depicting the bright sun of Italy and has been referred to as "The Painter of Light".

Celommi often painted women and children playing on beaches or in the sea.

He was noticed when he was only thirteen by Camillo Mezzopreti, a wealthy local collector and amateur painter who was his first teacher.  In 1873 he won the contest of the Pensionato Artistico held by the Provincial Administration of Teramo that allowed him to attend the Free School of Nude established at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence.

He married in Florence on August 18, 1880 but after the birth of their first child in 1881, the family settled in Roseto.

He was a prolific painter and  participated frequently in exhibitions, for example the II worker exposure of Teramo, 1888, the exhibition "Italian American" of Genoa (Colombia) in 1892 and the LXVI Exhibition of the Fine Arts of Rome of 1895.

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Exh: Calif. State Fair, 1882

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About  Pasquale Celommi

Born:  1851 - Montepagano, Italy
Died:   1928 - Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy
Known for:  figure, genre, landscape painting