Amedeo Preziosi

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Birthday
2, 1816
Birthplace
Malta
Death Date
Sep 27, 1882 (65)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
2, 1816
Birthplace
Malta
Death Date
Sep 27, 1882 (65)

About

Maltese painter of prints and watercolors, primarily using the Balkans, Ottoman Empire, and Romania as subjects.

Before Fame

He was mentored by popular Malta painter Giuseppe Hyzler. He left Malta after graduation and relocated to the more artist-friendly Near East.

Trivia

He served as deputy of the dragoman of the British Embassy and the First Dragoman of the Greek legation.

Family Life

His father sent him to the Sorbonne to study law; however, he chose to take courses in painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He married a Greek woman. Together, they had three daughters and one son. He died as the result of a hunting accident.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of British, Victorian-era painter Richard Dadd.