Egisto Lancerotto Biography | Oil Paintings
8-21-1847 Noale, ITA – 5-31-1916 Venice, ITABack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Egisto Lancerotto studied art at the Venetian Accademia di Belle Arti, where his teachers were Napoleone Nani, Michelangelo Grigoletti, and Federico Moja, but the teacher that had the strongest influence on him was Pompeo Marino Molmenti. While studying in Venice Lancerotto became captivated by the Venice and its history and culture.
When he first started painting, Egisto Lancerotto began by painting figure, and later moved on to large historical paintings in period dress.
He became friends and allied himself with the avant-garde artists of Venice. By 1880, at the age of 37, Egisto Lancerotto, along with Giacomo Favretto, Ettore Tito, and Luigi Nono, was one of the leading painters of Venice.
Lancerotto, later on, was a teacher of painting at the Venice Academy for several years, he even painted it in Scuola di Pittura and he also had his own studio. One of his major works, Ballo Di Nozze, was exhibited in 1887 at Venice, another painting called Delusion was sent to Paris Salon, but never arrived as it was lost en route.
In 1897 Egisto Lancerotto participated for the first time at the Venice Biennale, which had started in 1895, this event was very prestigious for him, but at the same time it also marked his decline, the international showcase highlighted the fact that a more modern painting style was coming.
Art Movement: Academic.
Artists Influencing Egisto Lancerotto: Napoleone Nani, Michelangelo Grigoletti, Federico Moja, Pompeo Marino Molmenti.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.