Giovanni Battista Merano

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Giovanni Battista Merano (1632-1698[1]) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, mainly active in Genoa.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Genoa. He was one of the pupils of the Genoese Valerio Castello. He spent some years in Parma, returning after the death of Castello, and painted in various churches. He appears unrelated to Francesco Merano. He returned to Parma in 1668, where he soon optained a pension from the Duke Ranuccio II. Merano painted the chapel in the Ducal Palace of Colorno. He also painted frescoes for the chapels of the church of San Giovanni Evangelista belonging to the Benedictines.

In 1698, he painted in the town of San Remo. Among his disciples were Giovanni Battista Resoaggi and Davide Campi.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Biographical History of the Fine Arts, or Memoirs of the Lives and Works, by Shearjashub Spooner, page 552.
  2. ^ Boni, Filippo de' (1852). Biografia degli artisti ovvero dizionario della vita e delle opere dei pittori, degli scultori, degli intagliatori, dei tipografi e dei musici di ogni nazione che fiorirono da'tempi più remoti sino á nostri giorni. Seconda Edizione.. Venice; Googlebooks: Presso Andrea Santini e Figlio. p. 175. 
  3. ^ Soprani, Raffaello (1769). Carlo Giuseppe Ratti, ed. Delle vite de' pittori, scultori, ed architetti genovesi; Tomo secundo scritto da Carlo Giuseppe Ratti. Stamperia Casamara in Genoa, dalle Cinque Lampadi, con licenza de Superiori; Digitized by Googlebooks from Oxford University copy on Feb 2, 2007. pp. 61–68.