Canaletto - Painter - Biography

Canaletto Biography

Painter (1697–1768)
Italian artist Canatello produced topographical paintings of Venice, London and the English countryside. He significantly influenced landscape painting.


Canatello was born Giovanni Antonio Canal on October 18, 1697, in Venice, Italy. His father painted backdrops for theatrical productions and Canatello helped. Canatello later began painting topographical paintings and lived on commissions from foreign markets. He painted landscapes of Venice, London and the English countryside. In 1762, he was elected to the Venetian Academy. He died in 1768.

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