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CANOVA, Antonio (1757 - 1822), Painter, sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CANOVA, Antonio (1757 - 1822), Painter, sculptor

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1757, in Possagno, near Treviso; died 1822, in Venice.

Painter, sculptor.

[not available online]Canova received his early technical training in Venice, around 1770, from Giuseppe Bernardi and Giovanni Ferrari. His first works in sculpture show a pictorial quality reflecting his parallel activity as a painter, which he subsequently abandoned. He embraced the Roman-inspired Neo-Classicism for which he became renowned,

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