Pietro Rotari (1707 - 1762)
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Pietro Rotari was an Italian painter of the Baroque period. Born in Verona, he led a peripatetic career, and died in St Petersburg, where he had traveled to paint for the Russian court.
He was initially pupil of Antonio Balestra, but moved from 1725-27 to Venice, then joined the studio of Francesco Trevisani in Rome (1728-1732), and finally between 1731-34 he worked with Francesco Solimena in Naples. He then returned then to Verona, where he started a studio. But soon he was off to paint for royal and aristocratic patrons in Dresden, Vienna, and Munich.
He was much in demand as a portraitist, and painted royal families in Dresden and Saint Petersburg. He also painted the multi-figured altarpieces of the Four Martyrs (1745) for the church of the Ospedale di San Giacomo in Verona.
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