Corrado Giaquinto
(Italian, 1703 - 1766)
by Corrado Giaquinto
This person is associated with: Rococo

Italian rococo painter.

Giaquinto trained under Francesco Solimena in Naples and Sebastiano Conca in Rome. He started his career in the 1730s, finding his patrons all over Italy and abroad.

Fulfilling the request of Ferdinand VI of Spain, he moved to Madrid in 1753 where he quickly met success due to the poor quality of the Spanish artists at the time. As a consequence, the King appointed him First Painter and even Director of the Royal Academy of San Fernando. He however resigned his position and returned to Naples in 1762 due to competition from Tiepolo - another Italian painter - and Mengs. Nevertheless, he had a strong influence on the Spanish painters of the second half of the century, notably the Bayeu y Subias brothers.

Giaquinto specialized in creating frescos with many characters for palaces in Italy and Madrid; for each of them, he made several painstaking sketches - or bozzetti - which constitute the most important part of his prolific oeuvre.

He was the master of Gonzalez Velazquez.

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Name:Corrado Giaquinto
Dates:1703 - 1766
Self Portraits
This artist has 118 artworks in the database. Add more!
Top owners of works by this artist
Private collection39 artworks
Museo Nacional del Prado(Spain - Madrid)20 artworks
Musée Fesch(France - Ajaccio)9 artworks
Palazzo del Quirinale(Italy - Rome)5 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY(United States - New York)4 artworks
National Gallery - London(United Kingdom - London)3 artworks
Pinacoteca Provinciale di Bari Corrado Giaquinto(Italy - Bari)2 artworks
Compton Verney - Warwickshire(United Kingdom - Compton Verney)2 artworks
Churches - Italy(Italy)2 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC(United States - Washington)2 artworks
Pinacoteca Vaticana(Holy See (Vatican City State) - Vatican City)2 artworks

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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1766).

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