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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 5 March 1672, in Brescia; died 1743, in Ferrara.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits, figures, landscapes.

Giuseppe Zola studied with Tortelli. He settled in Ferrara as a landscape painter, peopling his landscapes with lively figures, and lived most of his life there. Some of his paintings can be seen in the church of S Leonardo and at the Monte di Pietà....

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Austrian, 18th century, male.

Born 10 February 1726, in Gufidaun; died 4 March 1778, in Vienna.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

Franz Zoller was a pupil and assistant to Paul Troger, and also studied at the academy in Vienna. He painted frescoes and altarpieces in churches in Vienna, Geras and Mariazell....

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1813, in Gambellara di Mira (Veneto); died 1 February 1892, in Rome.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Antonio Zona exhibited in Milan, Venice and Turin.

Bassano del Grappa: Girl Sewing

Florence (Uffizi): The Artist

Graz: The Dancer Carlotta Grisi...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1652, in Camposampiero; died 1723.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

Giovanni Antonio Zonca worked in Venice, Rovigo and Noale, painting altar pictures and frescoes.

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Italian, 16th – 17th century, male.

Active in Palermo from 1598 to 1620.

Born in Gangi.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

Palermo School.

Pupil and imitator of Filippo di Benedetto Paladini; painted altarpieces for several churches in and around Palermo, together with some ceilings and frescoes....

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born 1433, in Cento; died 1498, in Venice.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Bolognese School.

Marco Zoppo is identified with a group of painters trained in the workshop of Squarcione in Padua. He received some training in his native Bologna before arriving in 1452 in Padua, where he worked until 1455, when he moved to Venice. Zoppo is recorded in Bologna in the early 1460s, when he completed the San Clemente polyptych for church of the Collegio di Spagna and a crucifix for S Giuseppe fuori Porta Saragozza, both of which remain in situ. In addition to these works, he executed various other projects in Bologna (now lost), including work for S Petronio and cassone panels for the Marchesa of Mantua, Barbara Gonzaga. By 1468 Zoppo had returned to Venice. His major works include an altarpiece for S Giustina in Venice (...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Died 1508.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Zopporocco was related to Marco Zoppo, and studied under Perugino. He is recorded as having been in Bologna in 1496 or thereabouts, and is also believed to have worked in Florence. An Adoration of the Shepherds...

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Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Born 6 September 1891, in Montevideo.

Sculptor, painter.

The son of the Romantic poet, Juan Zorrilla de San Martin who wrote of the exploits of the heroes of Uruguayan independence and defended the Catholic cause in his writings, José Luis gained a solid artistic training. His taste led him towards classical art. His paintings and sculptures are inspired by ancient art and do not conform to modern styles. He won a prize at the Salon des Artistes Français for his contribution ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1729, in Verona; died 15 December 1792, in Verona.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Domenico Zorzi studied under G.B. Cignaroli. He painted altar pictures for churches in Padua and Venice.

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1784, in Mezzano di Primiero (Veneto); died 1867, in Lyons.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

Michele Zorsi trained in Venice and painted frescoes in the church of S Giorgio in Mezzano.

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German, 20th century, male.

Born 1881; died 1953.

Painter. Religious subjects, battles, scenes with figures.

Vaduz (Briefmarkenmusuem/Postal Museum): St Luke; Rebuilding of Vaduz Castle; Battle of Gutembert

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Swedish, 18th century, male.

Active in Jönköping in 1737.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Johann Christian Zschotzscher painted Christ in Gethsemane for the west chapel in Jönköping.

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Great Britain.

Born 15 August 1702, in Pitigliano; died 30 December 1788, in Florence.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, figures, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, landscapes with figures.

Florentine School.

Francesco Zuccarelli first studied with Paolo Anesi in Florence, then with Giovanni Marco Morandi and later with Pietro Nelli in Rome. Beginning as a history painter, he turned to landscape, producing decorative countrysides with interesting figures in the style of Claude Lorraine, but creating a manner of his own which made his name well known. After a period in Venice, where he was influenced by the work of Mario Ricci, he travelled through Germany, France and Holland to England. He spent five years in London, returned to Venice for a while and then in ...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Ravenna.

Painter. Religious subjects.

School of Ravenna.

Bernardo Zuccaro was probably taught by Bambini. He painted a St Michael in the church of S Dominico in Ravenna.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born probably in 1540 or 1542 or 1543, in San Angelo in Vado; died 20 July 1609, in Ancona.

Painter, draughtsman, writer. History painting, religious subjects, portraits.

Federico Zuccaro was the younger brother of Taddeo Zuccaro, under whom he studied in Rome. He was soon qualified to assist his brother and, with the consent of Pope Pius IV, worked alongside Taddeo and Barocci on the decoration of the Belvedere. Zuccaro painted, among other compositions: ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1 September 1529, in San Angelo in Vado; died 1 or 2 September 1566, in Rome.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, allegorical subjects, portraits.

The son of Ottavio and the elder brother of Federico Zuccaro, Taddeo Zuccaro studied under his father and then under Pompeo da Fano before leaving for Rome when barely 14 to pursue his art studies. Daniele di Por brought his precocious talent to the attention of Vitto and he served a four-year apprenticeship in the latter's atelier. In about ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Rieti.

Died 1712, in Rome.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Filippo Zucchetti painted altar pictures for churches in Rome.

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 9 January 1679, in Venice; died 1740, in Dresden (?).

Painter, engraver (burin/etching), decorative designer. Religious subjects, historical subjects, costume studies.

Andrea Zucchi was a brilliant scene painter and went to Dresden in this capacity in 1736. He made engravings of religious and historical subjects after the best painters in Venice, and designed costumes....

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1541, in Florence; died 1589 or 1590 or 1596, in Rome or Florence.

Painter. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects.

A pupil and later a collaborator of Giorgio Vasari, Jacopo del Zucchi visited Rome during the pontificate of Gregory XIII and received the patronage of Cardinal Ferdinand de' Medici. He worked alongside Vasari on the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence and was also commissioned by Cardinal de' Medici to paint major frescoes, notably in his palazzo in Florence (...

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Italian, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born c. 1559, in Brescia, in 1574 according to some sources; died 27 September 1621, in Brescia.

Painter, fresco artist, mosaicist. Religious subjects, figures.

Francesco Zugno was a pupil of Palma the Younger; although less talented than the latter as a draughtsman, he surpassed Palma in his use of colour. He was a remarkable fresco painter who, it has been said, frequently painted the human figures in architectural paintings by Tommasso Sandrino. He is perhaps best known for his ...