Antonio Caimi

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Antonio Caimi (1814–1878) was an Italian painter and biographer of artists, active in Milan and best known for his portraits.

Biography[edit]

He was born at Sondrio. He trained initially in the Accademia Carrara of Bergamo under Diotti, but then moved to study in the Brera Academy under Sabatelli.[1]

He was chiefly engaged as a portrait painter, but also painted The Beheading of St. John the Baptist and The Return from Babylon. He wrote a work on The Arts of Design, and the Lombardian Artists from 1777 to 1862 published in Milan in 1862.[2] He was secretary of the Brera Academy at Milan from 1860 until his death in that city.

References[edit]

  1. ^ La Pittura lombarda nel secolo XIX., Tipografia Capriolo e Massimino, 1900, page 51.
  2. ^ Caimi, Antonio (1862). Delle arti del designo e degli artisti nelle provincie di Lombardia dal 1777-1862. Milan, Italy: Presso Luigi di Giacomo Pirola.