|Other names||Micco Spadaro|
He was also called Micco Spadaro because his father was a maker of swords (spade). He was trained in the workshop of the battle-painter Aniello Falcone, where he was contemporary of Andrea di Leone and Salvator Rosa. He also worked with Viviano Codazzi. His early works were influenced by Paul Bril and Filippo Napoletano. Among his pupils were Pietro Pesce and Ignazio Oliva. He was patronized by a collectors such as Gaspar Roomer. He also worked in the Certosa di San Martino, where he painted in the Coro dei Conversi and Quarto del priori. He painted a representation of the insurrection by Masaniello and of the plague of 1656.
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- Marshall, Christopher (September 1998). ""Causa di Stravaganze": Order and Anarchy in Domenico Gargiulo's Revolt of Masaniello". The Art Bulletin 80 (3): 478–497. doi:10.2307/3051301. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
- Schütze, Sebastian (1995). "Domenico Gargiulo detto Micco Spadaro. Paesaggista e 'cronista' napoletano". The Burlington Magazine: pp. 624–625.
- Artnet biography from Grove encyclopedia of Art
- Farquhar, Maria (1855). Ralph Nicholson Wornum, ed. Biographical catalogue of the principal Italian painters. Woodfall & Kinder, Angel Court, Skinner Street, London; Digitized by Googlebooks from Oxford University copy on Jun 27, 2006. p. 69.
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