en-Pietro Scoppetta, Paesaggio di Amalfi


Pietro Scoppetta  (Amalfi, 1863 - Naples, 1920) was an Italian painter, painting in an Impressionist style using both oil and pastels. He moved in 1891 to Naples to study painting at the Istituto of Fine Arts under cavaliere Giacomo di Chirico, then moved to Paris (1897-1903), London, and Rome for a number of years. In Naples, he frequented the Caffè Gambrinus, where he befriended Salvatore Di Giacomo, D'Annunzio and Matilde Serao. He painted figures and landscapes. In 1920 at the Biennale of Venice, he merited a posthumous exhibition of 35 works. He designed the covers of various illustrated journals, for example Ilustrazione Italiana of the Milanese firm of Fratelli Treves. In 1875 at the Promotrice in Naples, he exhibits: Chi è là?, a painting once at the Royal Pinacoteca of Capodimonte. In 1887 at the same Mostra: Mercato; At the Beach, At London, and two small genre paintings; in 1887 at Venice: Estate; and in 1888 at the Promotrice of Naples: Sui monti di Amalfi and a Seascape. (Source: wikipedia.com)

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