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LÉGA, Silvestro (1826 - 1895), Painter, pastellist, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LÉGA, Silvestro (1826 - 1895), Painter, pastellist, draughtsman

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1826, in Modigliana (Romagna); died 21 November 1895, in Florence.

Painter, pastellist, draughtsman. History painting, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Macchiaioli group.

[not available online]After the dominant presence of Fattori, Silvestro Léga was the most important representative of the movement that characterises Italian painting in the second half of the 19th century, known as the Macchiaioli. He went to

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