John George Brown | Genre painter

John George Brown (November 11, 1831 - February 8, 1913) was a British** citizen and an American painter** born in Durham, England on November 11, 1831. His parents apprenticed him to the career of glass worker at the age of fourteen in an attempt to dissuade him from pursuing painting.
He studied nights at the School of Design in Newcastle-on-Tyne while working as a glass cutter there between 1849-1852 and evenings at the Trustees Academy in Edinburgh while working at the Holyrood Glass Works between 1852-1853.

Carlo Francesco Nuvolone | Baroque painter

Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (Milan, 1608 or 1609 - Milan, 1661 or 1662) was an Italian painter** of religious subjects and portraits who was active mainly in Lombardy.
He became the leading painter in Lombardy in the mid-17th century, producing works on canvas as well as frescoes.
Because his style was perceived as close to that of Guido Reni** he was nicknamed il Guido della Lombardia (the Guido of Lombardy).

Lavinia Fontana | Manierist painter

Lavinia Fontana (August 24, 1552 - August 11, 1614) was an Italian painter**.
She is regarded as the first woman artist, working within the same sphere as her male counterparts, outside a court or convent. She was the first woman artist to paint female figures, and was the main breadwinner of a family of 13.
Lavinia Fontana was born in Bologna, the daughter of the painter Prospero Fontana, who was a prominent painter of the School of Bologna at the time and served as her teacher. Continuing the family business was typical at the time.

Filippo Indoni | Genre painter

Filipo Indoni (1842-1908) was an Italian painter** who painted in the Realist style.
He often created lively scenes of peasants and lower class people playing, laughing and generally being care.
Indoni made these formerly forgotten people in the art world shine, while his fellow artists were portraying them in darker themes. Indoni was particularly talented with watercolors, and painted a number of scenes of peasants** and country people in watercolor.

Gaetano Previati | Divisionism / Symbolism painter

Gaetano Previati (1852- 1920) was an Italian Symbolist painter** in the Divisionist style**.
Previati was born in Ferrara. He relocated to Milan in 1876 and enrolled at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, studying under Giuseppe Bertini, Giovanni Morelli and Federico Faruffini. He became strongly attached to the Divisionist style, and even published a treatise on I principi scientifici del Divisionismo (1909).

Arturo Ricci | Genre painter

Arturo Ricci (Florence, 1854-1919) was an Italian painter**, mainly of genre** costume subjects.
He was a resident of Florence where he had studied under Tito Conti.
Among his works: Veduta di Viareggio; Il Ciabattino; Il pranzo di nozze; Il fanatico for the musica; La visita alla figlia; L'ultima lettera amorosa; Risposta all'ultima lettera amorosa; Ritorno dalla guerra; Il pranzo di nozze; and Il Ritorno degli sposi dalla Chiesa.

Federico Faruffini | Romantic / Realist painter

Federico Faruffini (1831-1869) was an Italian painter** and engraver of historical subjects, in a style that combines the styles and themes of Realism with the diffuse outlines and lively colors of Scapigliatura painters - Artistic movement that developed in Italy after the Risorgimento period (1815–1871). The movement included poets, writers, musicians, painters and sculptors. The term Scapigliatura is the Italian equivalent of the French "bohème" (bohemian), literally meaning "unkempt" or "dishevelled"..