Brumidi, Constantino

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Born: Jul 26, 1805 AD
Died: 1880 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Painters


1805 - He was born on the 26th of July in Rome.

1849 - The occupation of Rome by French forces, apparently persuaded Brumidi to emigrate, and he sailed for the United States.

1852 - He became a naturalized citizen.

1854 - Brumidi went to Mexico, where he painted an allegorical representation of the Holy Trinity in the Mexico City cathedral.

         - His first art work in the Capitol Building was in the meeting room of the House Committee on Agriculture.

         - His chief work in Washington was done in the rotunda of the Capitol and included the Apotheosis of George Washington in the dome, as well as other allegories, and scenes from American history.

         - Brumidi was a capable, if conventional painter, and his black and white modeling in the work at Washington, in imitation of bas-relief, is strikingly effective.

1880 - He died on the 19th of February in Washington.
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