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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. One of Santo's pupils was Gaetano Gallino.
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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