Francesco Cozza (1605 – 13 January 1682) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period.
He was born in Stilo in Calabria and died in Rome. As a young man, he went to Rome and apprenticed with Domenichino. He traveled with Domenichino to Naples.
He is best known for his expansive panegyric ceiling fresco, Apotheosis of Pamphili House, in the library of Palazzo Pamphili in Piazza Navona (1667–73). He also frescoed the Stanza del Fuoco in Palazzo Pamphili in Valmontone, 1658–59), where he worked along with Pier Francesco Mola, Gaspar Dughet, Mattia Preti, Giovanni Battista Tassi (il Cortonese), and Guglielmo Cortese. He also participated with Carlo Maratta and Domenico Maria Canuti in fresco decorations of the Palazzo Altieri. His landscape paintings recall the Carracci style of paesi con figure piccole (landscapes with small figures). He painted a Madonna del Riscatto in church of Santa Francesca Romana. He was received into the Accademia di San Luca at Rome in 1650
He etched several excellent plates in the style of Pietro del Po, including a St. Peter (1630); a Christ sleeping and adored by Angels, and a St. Mary Magdalene (1650).
- The Death of Cleopatra (1675), Musée des beaux-arts de Nice
- Fuga in Egitto, Covent of Sant'Angelo in Pescheria, Rome
- San Francesco consolato dall'angelo (Saint Francis Consoled by an Angel, Galleria Nazionale du Palazzo Arnone, Cosenza.
- La predica del Battista, Galleria Nazionale di Arte antica, Palazzo Barberini, Rome.
- Portrait of Tommaso Campanella, Collezione Camillo Caetani, Sermoneta.
- La Madonna del Riscatto, Collegio pontificio Nepomuceno, Rome.
- Apotheosis of Pamphili House, ceiling fresco, library of Palazzo Pamphili, Rome
- Madonna del Riscatto, Santa Francesca Romana.
Fuga in Egitto, Covent of Sant'angelo in Pescheria, Rome
La predica del Battista, Galleria Nazionale di Arte antica, Palazzo Barberini, Rome
Portrait of Tommaso Campanella, Collezione Camillo Caetani, Sermoneta
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- Un calabrese a Roma tra Classicismo e Barocco., Exposition at Palazzo Venezia in Rome, November 24, 2007 until January 13, 2008., dedicated site
- Lione Pascoli, Vite de' pittori, scultori, ed architetti moderni (1933), 2 volumes, Rome, Stabilimento Arti grafiche E. Calzone
- Luigi Cunsolo, Francesco Cozza: pittore ed acquafortista (1966), Cosenza, Pellegrini
- Ludovica Trezzani, Francesco Cozza : (1605-1682), Collana di studi sull'arte del Sei e Settecento (1981), Rome, Multigrafica
- Francesco Sorgiovanni, Francesco Cozza , l'uomo il pittore (Francesco Cozza, The Painter Guy) (1996), Nosside