Cesare Auguste Detti

Italian, 1847 - 1914
Cesare Auguste Detti was born on Spolete, Italy December 28, 1847 and died in Paris May 19, 1914. He is considered a historical and genre painter from the Italian school. He developed a worldwide reputation for his brilliant 19th century costume paintings.

Detti received his formal education at the l'Academie de Saint-Luc. He developed his talents as a genre painter under Marsal y Fortuny (1838-1874) and Francesco Podesti (1800-1895).

Upon completing his education, he began exhibiting throughout Italy. His first exhibition was in Naples in 1872 and then in Rome in 1876. With his success in Italy, Detti began to receive invitations to exhibit worldwide. Cesare Detti then traveled to Paris in 1876 to open his studio and exhibit. Upon his arrival in Paris, he was honored by being nominated into the Salon des artistes Francais.

In 1889, Detti was awarded a bronze medal at the l'Exposition Universelle and a silver in 1900. Museum: Modern Museum, Rome Muse de Sidney, Australia Petti Palais, Paris

E. Benezit 1820-1920 Les Pettits Maitres De La Peinture Valeur De Demain
Popular 19th Century Painting-A Dictionary of European Genre Painters

Biography courtesy of Roughton Galleries, www.antiquesandfineart.com/roughton
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