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Paolo de Maio

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Name  Paolo Maio

Paolo de Maio or Majo (15 January , 1703 – 20 April, 1784) was an Italian painter of the late-Baroque or Rococo period.

Biography

He was born in Marcianise, province of Caserta, in the region of Campania. His brother Ludovico de Majo (born Maricianise, October 12, 1695) was also a painter.

Paolo was a pupil of Francesco Solimena in Naples. Paolo was prolific in Naples, painting the cupola and around the windows for the church of Santa Maria Egiziaca a Forcella; a San Domenico (1742) for the church of Gesu e Maria at Corso Umberto; a San Niccolo (1772) for the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie a Caponapoli; the Four Evangelists for the church of Trinita in via Roma; as well as frescoes for the ceiling of the church of Monte Cassino. He painted a canvas depicting San Gennaro for a church in Mugnano del Cardinale, as well as Evangelists (1782) for the church of Verginiani in Casamarciano. He painted a number of canvases in the 1760s for the church of the Camaldoli of Nola (Visciano). A painting depicting Rebecca's Farewell, attributed to Maio, is displayed in the Mykolas Zilinskas Art Museum.

De Maio died in Naples.

References

Paolo de Maio Wikipedia


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