Artist Birthdays August 31 – GAETANO GANDOLFI
GAETANO GANDOLFI (August 31, 1734 – June 20, 1802)
Field: Painting, sculpture
Art Movement: Baroque, Neo-Classicism
ARTiFact: He died playing bowls in a church field, probably of a heart attack, although there is an alternative tradition that he was knocked on the head by a ball.
Important Artwork (shown below): Joseph’s Dream (detail), c. 1790.