Antonio Catalani (Siciliano)

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Antonio Catalano, also called Catalani or il Siciliano, (1560–1630) was an Italian painter of the late-Renaissance and early-Baroque periods.


He was born in Messina, Sicily, where he probably received some training from his father Antonio Catalano the Elder, also a painter, or one of the brothers, Francesco or Giovanni Simone Comande. Both the elder Catalano and the Comandè brothers were pupils of Diodato Guinaccia in Messina.[1] He is thought to have studied in Rome, and strongly influenced by Federico Barocci. He painted a Nativity for the church of the Capuchins at Gesso, near Messina.


  • Public Domain Bryan, Michael (1886). "Catalani, Antonio, called Il Siciliano". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 251.
  1. ^ Guida del Viagiatore in Sicilia., by Salvatore Lanza, Presso I Fratelli Pedone Lauriel, Palermo (1859), page LXII.