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Giacomo Quarenghi

 (1744 - 1817)
Giacomo Quarenghi was active/lived in Italy.  Giacomo Quarenghi is known for painting.

Giacomo Quarenghi

Biography from Sotheby's London, New Bond Street

Palladian architect Quarenghi was the most celebrated in Imperial Russia under Catherine the Great, officially being appointed court architect to the Empress not long after arriving in St Petersburg from Italy in 1779.  His first high profile commission was the English Palace in Peterhof.  Other celebrated examples of his work are Alexander Palace at Tsarskoe Selo, the Hermitage Theatre and the Smolny Institute of Noble Maidens in St Petersburg. He produced a large number of designs for the Empress and her court during the two decades he spent in Russia.

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About  Giacomo Quarenghi

Born:  1744
Died:   1817
Known for:  painting