Artist Birthdays August 31 – GAETANO GANDOLFI

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GAETANO GANDOLFI (August 31, 1734 – June 20, 1802)

  • Nationality: Italian
  • 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.

Gaetano Gandolfi. Joseph's Dream (detail). c. 1790.

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