Dictionary of Artists


To meet the requirement of scholars, art dealers, collectors or simple amateurs of having a quick and effective tool at their disposal to satisfy the various exigencies connected with the world of art, first of all the in-depth analysis of the work of painters, sculptors, engravers, photographers, etc., the "Dictionary of artists" puts itself up as an annotated list of names, sometimes accompanied, if marked by an asterisk, by a biography and by some signature examples.

Each artist is matched with a series of index cards regarding the works registered in the Data Bank of the Matteucci Institute, which can be issued on request.

The biographies are taken from the Dizionario degli artisti edited by Cristina Bonagura, integral part of the work Pittori & pittura dell'Ottocento italiano (1996-1997), coordinated by Giuliano Matteucci with the cooperation of Paul Nicholls and realized by the Redazioni Grandi Opere of the "Istituto Geografico De Agostini", to whom the Matteucci Institute expresses its sincere thanks for authorizing the circulation of the texts on line.


Balestra Angelo *

Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza) 1803 - Roma 1881
Iniziato allo studio della pittura da C. Paroli, si perfezionò poi all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, dove conseguì diversi premi. Espose alla mostra accademica del 1827 un Autoritratto e una copia da Bonifacio de' Pitati. Ritrattista affermato nella sua città, si attenne a una forma accademica spesso spoglia di ogni riferimento ambientale: Ritratto del poeta Giuseppe Bombardini, Ritratto dell'arciprete Zaccaria, Ritratto del conte Giambattista Remondini (Bassano, Museo Civico), Ritratto della Nobildonna Londonio Parolini (esposto a Venezia, a Ca' Pesaro, nel 1923). Per impegni di insegnamento visse per diversi anni a Roma
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