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Ettore Tito (Italian painter, 1859-1941)

Ettore Tito🎨 was born in Castellammare di Stabia (near Naples) on 17 December 1859 to Ubaldo Tito, a merchant marine captain and Luigia Novello Tito.
His mother was Venetian, and when he was a small boy the family returned to Venice where he was to live for the rest of his life.
He began his art studies at an early age, first with the Dutch artist Cecil Van Haanen, who was to become a lifelong friend, and then at the Accademia di Belle Arti where he had been accepted at the age of 12 before he had even reached the legal age for admission.

At the Accademia he studied primarily under Pompeo Marino Molmenti and graduated at the age of 17.
He trained at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice and from 1894-1927 was the Professor of Painting there.
Tito exhibited widely and was awarded the Grand Prize in painting at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.
In 1926 he was made a member of the Royal Academy of Italy.