Amigoni, Jacopo

Born: 1675 AD
Died: 1752 AD, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Painters

1682 - Born in Napoli. Jacopo Amigoni was a Venetian history and portrait painter who worked all over Europe in a more or less international style, the Venetian Rococo, with elements compounded from Sebastiano Ricci and French Rococo, and, later, Tiepolo.

1715 - His international career began, working in countries such as England, France, Bavaria, and Spain.

         - Known for his Rococo style of painting, Amigoni made his living as a portrait painter while also working on large-scale decorative paintings.

1730 - He worked for some years for the Elector of Bavaria and then came to London in 1730, where he painted several decorative cycles and portraits.

1739 - Returned to Venice with a small fortune, and it was he who persuaded Canaletto to visit London.

1747 - He went to Madrid as Court painter and director of the Royal Academy of Saint Fernando.

1752 - He died in Spain.
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