Giovanni Baleison

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Giovanni Baleison, Cycle on the life of Saint Sebastian, fresco, detail of main altar, St. Sebastian Church, Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée, Alpes-Maritimes, France

Giovanni Baleison or Giovanni Belisoni (active 1480-1500) was a French-Italian fresco artist, active in the Piedmont, Liguria, and France.[1][2]

He was born in Demonte, Piedmont.[3] He executed frescoes at a number of churches, including St Sebastian Churches of Venanson, Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée, and Celle di Macra.[4] He also painted frescoes (1482-1485) for the chapel of St Sebastian in the church of Santi Sebastiano e Fabiano in Marmora, Piedmont. The frescoes depict the infancy of Christ: Nativity, Adoration by the magi, plus an Apocriphal story about the Miracle of the Grain during the Flight to Egypt. Also there are frescoes depicting the Life of Saint Sebastian.[5] He painted an Enthroned Madonna in the apse of the church of Santa Maria della Pieve in Beinette. Other frescoes in the church are attributed to Amedeo Albini.[6]


  1. ^ Comune of Marmora, entry on churches.
  2. ^ Storia della città e diocesi di Albenga, by Girolamo Rossi, page 221.
  3. ^ "Giovanni Baleison Brief Biography". Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  4. ^ "Giovanni Baleison at Celle di Macra". Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  5. ^ Comune of Marmora.
  6. ^ Fondazione Isper, regarding Beinette church.