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BEFANIO, Gennaro (<i>born</i> 1866), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BEFANIO, Gennaro (born 1866), Painter

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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active and naturalised in France.

Born 17 November 1866, in Naples.

Painter. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Befanio studied under the animalist painter Giuseppe Palizzi and exhibited from 1904 at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris, where he obtained an honourable mention in 1909 and was awarded a silver medal in 1911. He worked in the bold and shimmering colours appropriate to

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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