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.


Bellisario Giuseppe*

Napoli 1821 - 1896
Formatosi all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli, fu allievo di F. Oliva dal quale riprese sia l’interesse per i soggetti religiosi sia la pratica della copia dai maestri del Seicento. Realizzò opere solidamente costruite tra le quali numerosi ritratti, temi di storia contemporanea (Il massacro della polizia di Napoli nel 1860), mito-logici (Bacco) e letterari (La disfida di Barletta). Insegnò disegno all'Accademia di Napoli, dove espose più volte (Giovanni Battista nel deserto, 1841; Marco Botzaris, 1848; Gesù Bambino che sogna la passione, 1855).
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