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Italian, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born before 1550; died 11 April 1611.

Painter.

Giuseppe d'Alvino was a pupil of the painter and sculptor Giuseppe Spatafora. He is also believed to have been a sculptor and architect and a very fine draughtsman. Although he appears to have been extremely productive, few of his works have survived....

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born in Verona; died after 1618.

Sculptor, painter.

Brother of Battista Angolo; worked primarily in Venice in various churches and, as an architect, in the Ducal Palace. Many of his sculptures are to be found in Venice.

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1628, in Eu (Seine-Maritime); died 18 June 1708, in Paris.

Painter, decorative designer, architect. Ornaments.

Guillaume Anguier, a brother of the well-known sculptors Michel and François, was one of the artists employed on Colbert's orders in the Gobelins factory. He was granted the title of 'king's painter' and worked on the decoration of the great staircase at the Louvre and of the châteaux of St-Germain-en-Laye and Versailles. He was also an architect....

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Palermo.

Painter, sculptor, architect.

Reference is made to Astorino around 1625 in connection with paintings commissioned by the Senate of Palermo. In 1637 or thereabouts, he worked with Novelli de Monreale, painting frescoes for the church of S Francesco dei Chiodari and for the royal palace....

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Baroque  

Gauvin Bailey and Jillian Lanthier

Term used to describe one of the first genuinely global styles of art and architecture in the Western canon, extending from its birthplace in Bologna and Rome to places as far-flung as France, Sweden, Russia, Latin America, colonial Asia (Goa, Macao), and Africa (Mozambique, Angola), even manifesting itself in hybrid forms in non-European cultures such as Qing China (the Yuanming yuan pleasure gardens of the Qianlong Emperor) or Ottoman Turkey (in a style often called ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Died probably in 1672.

Painter, sculptor, architect.

After working in Laon (Picardie) from around 1629 to 1642, Bellot was summoned to the court of Louis XIV, and settled in Paris in 1646. Along with Lévêque, he was appointed 'syndic' of the Académie in ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1592, in Paris; died 1661, in Paris.

Sculptor, painter, engraver, draughtsman, architect.

Son of Pierre Biard the Elder, and a pupil of Pierre Franqueville, Pierre Biard studied art in Italy. On his return to France, he was appointed sculptor to the king in ...

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Lucie Galactéros-de Boissier

French painter, draughtsman, architect, sculptor and printmaker. He trained in Paris, where he came into contact with Jacques Sarazin, who advised him to study painting rather than sculpture. He probably studied (c. 1637–45) with Simon Vouet, becoming familiar with perspective, the Mannerism of the School of Fontainebleau and the Baroque, then newly introduced to Paris. Around ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Died 24 March 1637, in Paris.

Painter, sculptor, architect.

Thomas Boudin is particularly remembered for his sculptures. In 1610 he produced four groups for the Chartres cathedral choir representing The Resurrection; The Three Marys; The Disciples of Emmaus and the Transfiguration...

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Suzanne Stratton

Spanish painter, sculptor and architect. He was an artist of rare versatility in 17th-century Spain, although his architectural work was not extensive. While he is also known for his drawings, only about 60 of these are definitely attributable to him, despite the many extant sketches with the name ‘Cano’ carelessly added by later hands. Unlike most of his Spanish contemporaries, such as Zurbarán or Velázquez, whose artistic styles did not outlive them, Cano’s artistic legacy is measured in part by the number of artists who trained in his workshop and went on to become important masters in their own right: the painters ...

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Italian, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1559, in Castelvecchio, in Cigoli according to the Larousse Dictionary; died 1613, in Rome.

Painter, sculptor, architect, poet, musician.

Florentine School.

Lodovoco Cardi began his studies under Alessandro Allori, and later became one of the most brilliant followers of Santi di Tito. According to Lanzi, he was taught drawing by Buontalenti. He was elected to membership of the Florence academy, following the submission of his painting of ...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Modenac.1600.

Painter, sculptor, architect.

Codibue was also active in Parma, in the service of the Duke Ranuccio Farnese.

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1644, in Laon; died 18 March 1686, in Laon.

Sculptor, painter, architect.

In 1670, Michel Ducastel made an altar table, panelling and a confessional for the church of St-Pierre le Vieil and, in 1671, a pulpit for the Carthusians of the Val-St-Pierre, which is now in Laon Cathedral and is the only work by him to survive....

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1591, in Clusone, near Bergamo; died 1678, in Naples.

Painter, sculptor, architect.

Cosimo Fansaga studied in Rome under Pietro Bernini and worked predominantly in Naples, where he was responsible for a large number of buildings in a muted Baroque style. These were often adorned with his own statues and paintings - as was the case, for example, with his ...

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Spanish, 17th century, male.

Active in Valencia.

Born in Alcorisa, near Alcañiz; died 1659, in Toledo.

Painter, sculptor, architect.

García Ferrer was a priest who executed some paintings for the altar of S Vincent Ferrer at the monastery of Sto Domingo. He worked mainly in Madrid. Cean Bermudez refers to a ...

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Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodinò

Italian painter, sculptor, architect and draughtsman. He was the most gifted pupil of Pietro da Cortona, and his style, in frescoes, easel paintings and drawings, remained a remarkably true interpretation of the latter’s Roman Baroque; Pascoli wrote of Ferri: ‘No pupil followed Cortona’s style more closely than Ciro; none so nearly approached the beauty of his art, and the originality of his invention.’ The work of the two artists is at times so close that attributions, especially among their drawings, have often been confused. In his designs for sculpture, architecture and decorative ornament, Ferri was indebted to both Cortona and Bernini. Ferri’s art was important in spreading the decorative style of the Roman Baroque to Florence and to other cities....

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French, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born between 1548 and 1553, in Cambrai; died 25 August 1615, in Paris.

Sculptor, painter, architect.

Second School of Fontainebleau.

After a five-year period of study with a woodcarver in Innsbruck - where he was singled out by Archduke Ferdinand - Pierre de Francheville was sent to Florence by Ferdinand to study with Giambologna (...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1600, in Communanza near Ascoli; died c. 1645, in Communanza.

Painter, architect, engineer, sculptor (wood). History painting.

Sebastiano Ghezzi was a pupil of Guercino and is remembered for a St Francis Receiving the Stigmata. Pope Urban VIII appointed him inspector of fortifications....

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born to a family originally from Cento, near Bologna.

Painter.

Francesco Giraldini was probably trained under Guercino in Ferrara. He was also a sculptor and architect.

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Italian, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born c. 1560, in Lucca; died 1629, in Rome.

Painter, sculptor, architect.

During the pontificate of Gregory XIII, Guidotti went to Rome and immediately put to good use his studies with the great masters. Sixtus V commissioned him to paint several frescoes for the library of the Vatican. He produced a number of sculptures that gained him the status of burgher and the honour of being made a knight of the Order of Christ. There is a ...