Corrado Giaquinto
(Italian, 1703 - 1766)
Self-Portrait
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.

Name:Corrado Giaquinto
Dates:1703 - 1766
Nationality:Italian
Sex:Male
Self Portraits
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Top owners of works by this artist
Private collection34 artworks
Museo del Prado - Madrid20 artworks
Musee Fesch - Ajaccio9 artworks
Palazzo del Quirinale - Rome5 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY4 artworks
National Gallery - London3 artworks
Pinacoteca Provinciale - Bari2 artworks
Museu Nacional de Belas Artes - Rio de Janeiro2 artworks
Compton Verney - Warwickshire2 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC2 artworks
Milwaukee Art Museum2 artworks

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