Monument to Giuseppe Calì at the Upper Barrakka Gardens
August 14, 1846|
|Died||March 1, 1930(aged 83)|
|Alma mater||Accademia delle Belle Arti|
|Notable work||Death of Dragut|
Giuseppe Calì (August 14, 1846 – March 1, 1930) was a Maltese painter, born in Valletta of Neapolitan parents and educated at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Naples under Giuseppe Mancinelli. He was a prolific artist: almost every church of any consequence in Malta boasts a work of his, and according to one of his grandsons, was nicknamed ix-xitan tal-pinzell ("the Devil with the brush"). He died in Valletta and was commemorated by the Republic of Malta with a series of four postage stamps in 1996, and a coin in 2004. His son Ramiro Calì was also a painter.
- Death of Dragut (oil on canvas, 1867), widely considered his best work, now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta
- St Jerome and St Lawrence altarpieces (oil on canvas, 1881), Sacro Cuor parish church, Sliema.
- Virgin of the Rosary (his first work), and Prophets, and episodes from the life of Christ in the parish church of Mosta.
- St. Dominic altarpiece, parish church of Porto Salvo, Valletta
- portraits of the merchant Agostino Cassar Torregini and of Judge Carbone
- Tre Rome
- Nativity of Jesus Christ - Luqa Parish Church
- Saint Dominic - Luqa Parish Church
- Saint Michael - Luqa Parish Church
- Sacred Heart of Jesus (destroyed during World War II) - Luqa Parish Church
- Our Lady of the Rosary - Luqa Parish Church
- Saint Paul and Saint Catherine V.M. - Luqa Parish Church
- Apotheosis of St. Francis, church of S. Francesco, Valletta.
- St. Francis receiving the stigmata 1906 - private collection
- The Sacred Heart of Jesus, Fontana parish church, Fontana, Gozo
- The Assumption of Mary, Qrendi church
- St. Lawrence Martyr, San Lawrenz parish, Gozo
- Main apse, minor chapel apse and St. Joseph, St. Helen Basilica, Birkirkara
- The Four Seasons - four putti in the entrance hall of the Alhambra - the Hispanic-Moorish terraced house (one of the two similarly styled houses) in Rudolph Street, Sliema. Houses were designed by the Maltese architect Emanuele Luigi Galizia
- Postage stamps honoring Calì, depicting some of his work.
- Latest info, work, reviews, comments and biography of Maltese Artists
- Attard, Mary (2009), "Cali-Galizia Gem threatenedWho is able and willing to preserve this piece of Maltese heritage from being lost? asks Mary Attard", The Malta Independent
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