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.


Olivetti Ercole *

Torino 1874 - 1941
Allievo di G. Grosso e di P. C. Gilardi all'Accademia Albertina di Torino, mutuò dal primo l'abilità di figurista e il pittoricismo e dal secondo l’attenzione descrittiva. Realizzò accurate scene di genere, immagini di vita contemporanea e ricostruzioni di costume; eseguì con tratto libero e disinvolto piccoli paesaggi (Renitente alla leva; Ritratto di signora, esposti a Torino nel 1898; Vie de Bohème, esposto a Milano nel 1900; Idillio al tramonto, esposto a Firenze nel 1907). Fu anche miniaturista.
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