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.


Weiss Renzo *

Trento 1856 - Milano 1911
Trasferitosi con la famiglia in Lombardia, si formò al linguaggio naturalista grazie alla frequentazione di artisti come F. Carcano, E. Gignous e L. Rossi. Scelto come mezzo espressivo l’acquerello, esordì a Milano nel 1882 e prese parte per oltre un trentennio alle mostre milanesi con paesaggi tratti nel Verbano, in Valsassina e nei dintorni del lago di Lecco (Luci crepuscolari, presentato all’Esposizione braidense del 1906 insieme ad alcune vedute del Lago di Como). Nel 1911 fu tra i fondatori dell’Associazione degli Acquarellisti lombardi.
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