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HAYEZ, Francesco (1791 - 1881), Painter, pastellist, fresco artist, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
HAYEZ, Francesco (1791 - 1881), Painter, pastellist, fresco artist, draughtsman

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 10 February 1791, in Venice; died 10 February 1881, in Milan.

Painter, pastellist, fresco artist, draughtsman. History painting, religious subjects, mythological subjects, nudes, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes with figures.

Francesco Hayez is the best-known representative of Italian academic painting of the 19th century. Biographers are not in agreement about his artistic education. Some say he was a pupil

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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