Pietro Annigoni

Dates: b.1910 - d.1988

Gender: Male

Nationality: Italian

Influenced by the Italian Renaissance, Pietro Annigoni's portraiture lead him to such significant commissions as that of Pope John Paul XXIII, US Presidents John F Kenndey and Lyndon B Johnson and members of the British Royal Family. In 1947 he signed the manifesto for the Modern Realist Painters and in 1949 had works accepted for the Royal Academy's annual exhibition. Read more…

Other artworks in churches by this artist:

Monte Cassino Monastery, Italy

Biography:

Influenced by the Italian Renaissance, Pietro Annigoni's portraiture lead him to such significant commissions as that of Pope John Paul XXIII, US Presidents John F Kenndey and Lyndon B Johnson and members of the British Royal Family. In 1947 he signed the manifesto for the Modern Realist Painters and in 1949 had works accepted for the Royal Academy's annual exhibition. Annigoni also devoted much of his work-life to frescoe painting in Italian churches.