(1841–1917). Italian painter. He left his native Venice in 1859, and soon after became involved in the struggle for Italian unification. From 1862 to 1866 he lived in Florence, where he was friendly with the Macchiaioli and their champion Diego Martelli. Following Zandomeneghi's return to Venice (1872), Martelli persuaded him in 1874 to come to Paris, where he settled. He soon became associated with the Impressionists, with whom he exhibited on various occasions. Certainly his work shows some influence from Impressionism, with broad patches of colour and unorthodox compositions in which figures are cut off abruptly at the edge of the picture, as in Place d'Anvers in Paris (1880; Piacenza, Gal. d'Arte Moderna Ricci Oddi). He also was a brilliant pastellist and draughtsman, but was relatively unsuccessful until the latter part of his career.
From The Oxford Companion to Western Art in Oxford Reference.