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PIAZZETTA, Giovanni Battista (1682 - 1754), Painter, engraver, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
PIAZZETTA, Giovanni Battista (1682 - 1754), Painter, engraver, draughtsman

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 12 December 1682, in Pietrarossa, near Venice; died 28 April 1754, in Venice.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Venetian School.

[not available online]Piazzetta was initially a wood-carver, like his father Giacomo. He quickly turned to painting and trained in the studio of Antonio Molinari, and with G.M. Crespi in Bologna. The latter's influence is evident

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