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.
His work depicting The Archangel Michael and Bishop Laure
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