Allegory of Faith: Frescoe by L. Garzi in the vault above the left aisle of Basilica Santi Ambrogio e Carlo al Corso
Luigi Garzi (Pistoia, 1638–Rome, 1721) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, who's work displayed heavy influences of the Bolognese painter, Guido Reni. Born in Pistoia. He initially was a pupil with a poorly known landscape painter, Salomon Boccali. But ate age 15, he moved to Rome, where he was one of the main pupils of Andrea Sacchi. He is also often referred to as Ludovico Garzi. In 1680 Garzi was appointed Regent of the Congregazione dei Virtuosi al Pantheon, the papal honor society of painters. Garzi joined Rome's guild of painters, Accademia di San Luca in 1670 and became a director in 1682.