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Santo Tagliafico, also known as Santino Fortunato Tagliafichi, (1756 - 1829) was an Italian painter, mainly active in Genoa. he trained under Carlo Giuseppe Ratti. He was a member of a prolific family of artists, including father, Nicolò Gaetano (1698-1776) (engineer and scenic designer), and Santo's brothers starting with Andrea (architect); Giuseppe (priest and not artist); Giovanni (architect); Giambattista (engineer and scenic designer); and Domenico (jeweller). Further family members were (Emanuele) Andrea (1729-1812), and Giovanni Andrea.[1] One of Santo's pupils was Gaetano Gallino.[2]

References

Notizie dei professori del disegno in Liguria dalla fondazione dell' Accademia, Volume 1. (1865), by Federigo Alizeri, Publisher Luigi Sambolini, Genoa, pages 379-390.
Treccani Encyclopedia, entry by Roberto Massetti, Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani - Volume 51 (1998).

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