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.


Grignaschi Giovanni *

Milano 1839 - 1905
Studiò con G. Bertini all'Accademia di Brera e qui esordì nel 1865 con Saffo. Attivo come copista, si dedicò anche alla pittura di genere comparendo regolarmente alle mostre braidensi sino al 1897 (1873, Il mattino di Natale; 1874, Dorme tranquilla). Delle sue doti di ritrattista fa fede il Ritratto del pittore Giovan Battista Lelli (Milano, Accademia di Brera), un'opera chiaramente riconducibile all’esempio di Bertini nel tono sobrio e nel nitido taglio fotografico.
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