Attilio Andreoli

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Attilio Andreoli (April 7, 1877 in Chiari near Milan[1] – November 9, 1950 in Cavaglio-Spoccia, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola) was an Italian painter, depicting portraits, genre, and sacred subjects. He painted in oil and acquaforte, often in a realist style.


He was raised in an orphanage, and later studied under Giuseppe Bertini, Vespasiano Bignami, and Cesare Tallone at the Brera Academy. His first success was his painting of Rispha che protegge i corpi dei suoi figli, awarded 4000 lire in 1900. In 1903 his Christ and the Adulterer won an award in Milan. He completed in 1903 a cycle of mural decorations in the church of the Frati in via Farini In 1906, his tryptich, depicting Lotta di elementi, was exhibited at the National Exhibition at the Brera. In 1903, his painting of L'adultera was also awarded a monetary prize. In 1906, he helped decorate the church of San Antonio in Milan.[2] In 1917, he won a gold medal with The Violinist. He was an honorary associate at the Brera Academy, even after he retired to Canobbio.[3]

His works can be found Galleria d’arte Moderna of Milan, two portraits at the Ospedale Maggiore, Church of San Antonio of Milan; and in the Galleria d’arte Moderna of Piacenza (Self-Portrait), and in Pinacoteca of Chiari.


  1. ^ Garollo, Gottardo (1907). Ulrico Hoepli, ed. Dizionario biografico universale. Editore Libraio della Real Casa, Milan. p. 92. 
  2. ^ Dizionario Pittori Bresciani.
  3. ^ Treccani Encyclopedia, Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani - Volume 3 (1961), biographical entry by Renata Cipriani,