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.


Navarra Giuseppe*

Attivo a Napoli nella prima metà del XIX secolo
Pittore e scenografo, compì il suo apprendistato alla bottega palermitana di G. Patania per poi perfezionarsi a Roma. Come altri pittori siciliani del tempo, dopo il 1815 seguì la corte borbonica a Napoli, ottenendo commissioni come ritrattista: il Ritratto di Giovanni Statella (1832, Napoli, Museo di San Martino) e il Ritratto di Maria Cristina di Savoia (1835 ca., Napoli, Museo di Capodimonte) appaiono improntati ai consueti canoni neoclassici appresi dal maestro. Presentò alle biennali borboniche ritratti e nature morte (1826, 1830,1833, 1837). Dal 1830 fu nominato professore onorario dell’Accademia partenopea.
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