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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

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Display artist/maker:

Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi

Born: 1606, Italy, Bologna   Died: 1680, Rome

Painter. Known as 'Il Bolognese'. A relative of the Carracci's, he is thought to have first studied at their academy in Bologna before becoming a pupil of Francesco Albani (1578-1660). He moved to Rome in 1626 where he was appointed architect to Pope Paul V and later assisted with the design of the Villa Doria Pamphili, 1645-47. Between 1649 and 1651 he worked in Paris painting frescoes in the Louvre and at the Mazarin Palace (now the Bibliothèque Nationale). On his return to Rome he was made president of the Academy of St Luke. He is best known for his classical Italian landscapes many of which were later made into engravings

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