Giovanni Fattori (Italian, 1908)

Timeline

1825
Born in Livorno, Italy
1845
Apprentice to Giuseppe Baldini
1846
Moved to Florence where he first studied under Giuseppe Bezzuoli and, later in the year, at the Accadèmia di Belli Arti
1848
Interrupted his studies and participated as a courier, distributing leaflets for the Partito d'Azione, in the democratic anti-Austrian movement during the revolutionary years of 1848-1849
1850
Resumed his studies at the Accademia in Florence
1859
Won the competition for a patriotic battle scene, organized by the Concorso Ricasoli (national competition organized by the government of Bettino Ricasoli) with his painting Dopo la battaglia di Magenta (After the battle of Magenta) (completed in 1860-1861)
1859
Married Settimia Vannucci in July 1859 and settled in Florence
1869
Started giving private painting lessons and taught twice weekly at the Florentine Academy (where one of his late students was Amedeo Modigliani)
1870
Received an award at the Parma exhibition of 1870 for his battle scene Prince Amadeo Feritio at Custoza
1873–1876
Received a bronze medal at the World Exhibition of Vienna in 1873 for the painting Horse Market at Terracina and again at the Philadelphia World's Fair in 1876
1888
Promoted to Resident Professor of Drawing in the Accademia of Florence and was also named Professor of Figure Study at the School of Architecture
1889
Received an award at the exhibition at Cologne
1889
Received an honourable mention at the exhibitions in Paris
1900
Gold medal at the Exposition Universelle
1900
Became a member of the Accadèmia Albertina of Turin
1908
Died in Florence, Italy on August 30

Exhibitions

1900
Accademia Albertina, Turin, Italy
1900
Exposition Universelle, Paris, France
1891
Accademia di Brera, Milan, Italy
1889
Participated in the exhibition at Cologne
1888
Esposizione Nazionale, Bologna, Italy
1887
Esposizione Nazionale, Venice, Italy
1886
Promotrice, Florence, Italy
1878
Sent two paintings to the Exposition Universelle of Paris
1875
Began exhibiting his work Repose at the Salon in Paris
1864
Submitted four more works to the Promotrice fiorentina
1851
Participated in the Promotrice fiorentina with the painting Ildegonda

Public Collections

Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
Museo d'Arte della Città di Ravenna, Italy
Museo del Territorio Biellese, Biella, Italy
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ