Giuseppe Ferrari (painter)

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Giuseppe Ferrari
Born(1840-12-21)21 December 1840
Died4 August 1905(1905-08-04) (aged 64)
NationalityItalian
Alma materAccademia di San Luca
OccupationPainter

Giuseppe Ferrari (1840–1905) was an Italian painter.

Biography[edit]

After the academic studies at Accademia di San Luca in Rome, under the tutelage of Alessandro Marini, he travelled through Africa and Middle East, where he found strong suggestions and inspiration for several landscape paintings of those years. In 1877 he moved to London, where he studied the art of painters as John Constable and William Turner.[1] Ferrari's pupils included Lillie Logan.[2]

Artistic production[edit]

Ferrari is considered one of the most important Italian landscape painters of his time. In particular, he used to portray the campagna romana, insomuch as founded with other painters, among which Enrico Coleman and Cesare Pascarella, the group "XXV della campagna romana". In the last years of his life he dedicated to portraits as well.[1]

Exhibits[edit]

In 1877 and in 1883 he exposed at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Ferrari participated at the first Venice Biennale in 1895, but also in those held in 1905 and 1922 (posthumous participation).[1]

Paintings in museums[edit]

Ferrari, with Coleman, also realized the frescos for Villa Durante in Rome in 1891.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e M. C. Cola, Giuseppe Ferrari, in Dizionario biografico degli Italiani Treccani, volume 46, 1996.
  2. ^ Raleigh Lewis Wright (1983). Artists in Virginia before 1900: an annotated checklist. University Press of Virginia. ISBN 978-0-8139-0998-1.
  3. ^ Touring Club Italiano
  4. ^ www.villediroma.com Archived 2013-12-13 at the Wayback Machine

Bibliography[edit]

  • M. C. Cola, Giuseppe Ferrari, in Dizionario biografico degli Italiani Treccani, volume 46, 1996.