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.


Benech Stefano *

Savona 1884 - 1978
Dopo gli studi classici, frequentò l’Accademia Albertina di Torino, dove fu allievo di G. Grosso. Esordì alla Promotrice torinese nel 1903 (Brillante del Pesio, Dero del Trasimeno, Stilisch Perfection), dedicandosi ai soggetti di caccia o a raffigurazioni di animali, soprattutto di cani. Passò poi al ritratto, rappresentando l’aristocrazia ligure e pimontese, alla pittura di paesaggio (Tempo grigio, 1924; Paesaggio in montagna, Genova Nervi, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna) e alla natura morta. Espose alla Promotrice di Genova dal 1913 al 1940; fu presente alle esposizioni internazionali di Berlino (1910), di Monaco di Baviera e di Vienna (1911), e al Salon d’Automne di Parigi nel 1913.
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