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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 30 August 1748, in Paris, France; died 29 December 1825, in Brussels, Belgium.

Painter, draughtsman. History painting, portraits, scenes with figures.


Jacques-Louis David was from a bourgeois family; his father died when he was nine years old, and he was brought up by his uncle, an architect who enabled him to obtain a classical education. In 1766, the painter François Boucher (the cousin of David’s grandmother), who was too old to take him on, advised him to join the studio of Joseph-Marie Vien, a fervent admirer of antiquity. David dreamt of studying the classics in their place of origin, and when he was refused the Prix de Rome three times, he considered giving up painting. His godfather, the poet Michel-Jean Sedaine, persuaded him to persevere. Finally, in 1774, David obtained the first prize with ...


Norwegian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1835, in Moss; died 18 December 1923, in Christiania (now Oslo).


Carl Ludwig Jacobsen was influenced by the Danish Neo-Classical sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. He worked for the King of Denmark.

Bergen: Helberg

Copenhagen: The Minister Due; Falsen; Collett...


American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 11 January 1839, in Webster; died 8 December 1913, in Rome.

Sculptor. Animals. Monuments, busts.

Franklin Simmons sculpted equestrian monuments and war memorials. He is known for a neo-classical marble Penelope. He was decorated by King Umberto of Italy....


Italian, 19th century, male.

Active in Milan and in Denmark.

Painter, sculptor. History painting.

Teglio Milla studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. He is generally considered one of the most talented Neo-Classical sculptors of Denmark. His works include a piece representing an ...


Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1 February 1745, in Genoa; died 2 February 1823, in Genoa.


Nicolo Stefano Traverso was a pupil of F. Schiaffino and P. Bocciardo. He is one of the best representatives of Neo-Classicism in sculpture. He worked for churches and private residences in Genoa....


Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 9 October 1889, in Verona.

Painter. Portraits, nudes, landscapes.

A pupil of Alfredo Savini, Guido Trentini worked first in a realist style and then moved to neo-Classicism.

Athens (GMA): Nude

Brussels: Reading

Rome (Gal. Nazionale d'Arte Moderna): Maternity

Verona (Galleria Civica D'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea): ...