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French, 12th century, male.

Died 29 December 1163.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Architect and Bishop of Metz, this artist was also known as a sculptor. He decorated the high-altar choir of his cathedral and restored the churches of St-Pierre-aux-Images and Notre-Dame-la-Ronde.


Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born c. 1458 or 1468, in Verona; died 1534, in Padua.

Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman, architect. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects. Church decoration.

Veronese School.

Gian Maria Falconetto was the brother of Gian Antonio and was also instructed by their father, Jacopo Falconetto; he was probably the father of Ottaviano Falconetti. After dedicating the first part of his life to painting, he turned his attention to architecture and was employed by Alvise Cornaro (Corner) in Padua, where most of his architectural works are to be found. He was a successor to Liberale and imitator of Melozzo da Forlì, decorating a number of churches in Verona....


Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1524, in Verona; died 1606.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, architect. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, figures, portraits.

Paolo Farinati was a descendant of the Florentine Farinata degli Uberti, or Urbiti, who participated in the struggle between the Guelfs and Ghibellines. The son of Giovanni Battista I, his first master, he was also taught by Niccolo Giolfino and Antonio Badile, studying in addition the works of Parmigiano, Titian, Giorgione and Giulio Romano. He was still working at the age of 79....


Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1687.


The son of Giuseppe Maria Fegatelli, he painted portraits, religious subjects and architectural themes. Two of his drawings are housed in the Uffizi, and an altarpiece by him can be found in the church of S Rosa in Ferrara....


Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1861, in Milan; died 1932.

Painter, watercolourist. Church interiors, waterscapes, urban landscapes, architectural views.

Arturo Ferrari's master was the Milanese painter Giuseppe Bertini. His work frequently appeared at exhibitions held at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. He also exhibited in Paris (where he won a silver medal at the ...


Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 30 September 1813, in Verona; died 28 January 1871, in Verona.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits, architectural views.

Carlo Ferrari lived in Rome. He is known for the following works: Street in Verona; Piazza di Spagna in Rome; Piazza Navona; Baptism of Clovis...


Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1634, in Castello della Fratta, near Rovigo; died 1708, in Ferrara.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, landscapes, architectural views. Theatre decoration.

Initially a figure painter, Francesco Ferrari went on to study decoration under Gabriel Rossi. Ferrari decorated theatres in Vienna and San Lorenzo and worked for the Marquis degli Obizzi. He also painted several pictures for various churches in Bologna and Ferrara....


Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 8 September 1833, in Milan; died 11 May 1907, in Milan.

Painter, watercolourist. Landscapes, architectural views, church interiors. Stage sets, theatre decoration.

In 1867 Carlo Ferrario decorated La Scala in Milan, and also designed stage sets there, particularly for the works of Verdi. From ...


French, 19th century, male.

Born 29 April 1806, in Lyons; died 1873, in Hyères (Var).

Painter, engraver. Religious subjects, landscapes, landscapes with figures, seascapes.

Grégoire was the son of L.C. Flachéron, the architect of the city of Lyons. He studied there at the École des Beaux-Arts ...


American, 20th century, male.

Born 20 May 1889, in Brooklyn (New York City).

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Joseph C. Fleri was a member of the National Society of Sculpture and the New York Architectural League. He carved religious works for Philadelphia and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1652, in Florence; died 1725, in Florence.

Sculptor, draughtsman, architect. Religious subjects, mythological subjects. Groups, busts, statues, low reliefs, objets d'art.

Giovanni Battista Foggini studied initially in Florence and then moved to Rome to complete his studies at the request of Cosimo de' Medici III, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Foggini subsequently returned to work in Florence where, among other things, he produced a bust of ...


Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 18 March 1696, in Bologna; died 10 August 1763, in Bologna.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, architectural views.

Domenico Maria Fratta studied under Giovanni Viviani, Carlo Rambaldi and Donato Creti. Early in his career Fratta discarded the brush in favour of pen-and-ink, a medium in which he subsequently excelled and achieved Europe-wide recognition....


Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1890, in Ferrara; died 1972, in Appiano Gentile.

Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, illustrator. Mythological subjects, historical subjects, figures, portraits, nudes, landscapes, urban landscapes, architectural views. Murals, designs for mosaics, frescoes, church decoration.

Futurism, Novecento Italiano.

School of Milan.

Virgile Funi (known as Achille) studied at the Dosso Dossi Institute in Ferrara, then at the Brera Accademia di Belle Arti, in Milan, from 1906 to 1910, where he was a student of Tallone. In 1912, he founded the 'perifuturist' group ...


Italian, 17th century, male.

Born in Rome; died 1659.

Painter, architect. Church interiors.

Filippo Gagliardi is known only as a painter of architectural subjects working around 1610.

Madrid (Prado): Church Interior


French, 17th century, male.

Active in Cambrai.

Sculptor, architect. Religious subjects.

Cambrai School, Arras School.

In 1617, Laurent Gallet took over responsibility for continuing the work on the rood-screen at the church at the abbey of St Waast in Arras; he also made a calvary showing four figures for this church. In ...


Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 3 November 1707, in Andorno; died 31 March 1794, in Andorno.

Painter, draughtsman, decorative artist. Religious subjects, figures, landscapes, architectural views. Stage sets.

Bernardino Galliari was one of the three sons of Giovanni Galliari the Elder. He started out working under Giorgio Clerici. He and his two brothers were in great demand all over Europe....


British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 25 December 1771, in London; died 1843, in Devon, in a lunatic asylum.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, architect. Religious subjects, landscapes, architectural views.


Joseph Michael Gandy studied architecture at the Royal Academy of Art. He was sent on a study trip to Rome but returned to London in ...


Belgian, 19th century, male.

Born 24 February 1805, in St-Omer (Pas-de-Calais); died 10 October 1860, in Bruges.

Painter. Historical subjects, church interiors, architectural views.

He studied under van Bree at the Antwerp academy. He travelled in Germany, France and Italy, and later settled in Louvain. At the Paris Salons of ...


Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active in Bologna.

Born 17 February 1654, in Modena; died possibly in 1725.

Painter, architect. Landscapes. Church decoration.

Giovanni Gherardini was a pupil of A. M. Colonna.


Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Active in Antwerp.

Born in Germany; died 1667, in Antwerp.

Painter. Architectural views, church interiors.

He was probably a pupil of Peter Neeffs the Elder. In 1662 and 1663 he is recorded as a master of the Guild of St Luke in Antwerp. Most of his paintings are of church interiors presented in a precise and highly detailed style, almost always looking towards the choir from the west end of the nave. His pictures are of particular documentary and historical value....