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.


Bialetti Ferdinando*

Mede Lomellina (Pavia) 1864 - 1958
Fratello dello scultore Felice, si formò con E. Gamba e A. Gastaldi all’Accademia Albertina di Torino. Tappe principali della sua attività di frescante, ancora poco conosciuta, furono la decorazione del Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza e alcuni interventi nel genovese Palazzo San Giorgio. Dal 1885 al 1911 fu assiduo alle promotrici torinesi con tele di soggetto sacro e ritratti, genere quest'ultimo di cui rimane un esempio nel Naborre Da Capitani da Sesto del 1911 per la milanese Galleria dei Benefattori dell'Ospedale Maggiore.
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