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Andrea Appiani (1754-1817) was an Italian neoclassical painter. He was born at Milan. He hadbeen intended to follow his father's career in medicine butinstead entered the private academy of the painter Carlo MariaGiudici. He received instruction in drawing,copying mainly from sculpture and prints. He then joined the classof the fresco painter Antonio de' Giorgi, which was held at theAmbrosiana picture gallery in Milan. He also frequented the studioof Martin Knoller, where he deepened his knowledge of painting inoils; and he studied anatomy at the Ospedale Maggiore in Milan withthe sculptor Gaetano Monti. His interest in aesthetic issues wasstimulated by the classical poet Giuseppe Parini, whom he drew intwo fine pencil portraits. In 1776 he entered the Accademia diBelle Arti di Brera to follow the painting courses of GiulianoTraballesi, from whom he received a mastery of the frescotechnique. His best pieces are in the church of San Maria pressoSan Celso and the royal palace at Milan, almost rival those of hismaster.   more from wikipedia »