Leonardo Antonio Olivieri

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Leonardo Antonio Olivieri or Oliviero (February 23, 1689 – June 7, 1752) was an Italian painter of the late-Baroque.[1]

Biography[edit]

Immaculate Conception with Saints Anthony and Camillo of Lellis, attributed to Olivieri.

He initially trained in his native town of Martina Franca in Campania, under his uncle. He then moved to Naples to study with Francesco Solimena. By 1715, he was active in Naples, working alongside Gregorio Magli.[2] He died in Naples.

A St Peter Martyr in Glory is on display in the collections of the Pinacoteca Corrado Giaquinto in Bari.[3] He painted an Baptism of Christ for the Nardò Cathedral. A Vision of St Francis of Assisi at the Museo Diocesano of Taranto is attributed to Olivieri.[4] He also painted for the church of Santa Chiara in Nardò. he painted a Madonna dei Pellegrini (1725) for Santa Maria Mater Domini and in the monk's choir of San Gregorio Armeno of Naples. He painted a Madonna and Child with young St John now in the Pinacoteca Provinciale of Salerno.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Memorie storiche degli scrittori nati nel regno di Napoli; by Camillo Minieri-Riccio, Page 243.
  2. ^ Encyclopedia Treccani, Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani - Volume 79 (2013), entry by Francesco Franco.
  3. ^ Pinacoteca di Bari, San Pietro Martire in Gloria.
  4. ^ Fondazione de Terra d'Otranto, on the opening of Museo Diocesano of Taranto.
  5. ^ La Citta di Salerno, article titled Quel capolavoro di Olivieri: La “Madonna con Bambino e San Giovannino” è conservata nella Pinacoteca, by Gerardo Pecci, 8 May 2015.