BORN 3 Sep 1822, Firenze, Toscana - DIED 11 Jul 1901, Firenze, Toscana|
GRAVE LOCATION Firenze, Toscana: Cimitero Monumentale delle Porte Sante
Stefano Ussi studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence
under Enrico Pollastrini. During the war of indepence he served
as a volunteer, but he was imprisoned by the Austrians.|
After his return to Florence he won the Triennale Prize for his 1849 painting of the resurrection of Lazarus. He exhibited paintings on historical and literary subjects at the Società Promotrice di Belle Arti. His "The Expulsion of the Duke of Athens"was a big succes and it is now at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Florence.
He visited Egypt in 1869 during the opening of the Suez Canal and he returned there after the Khedive invited him in 1872. In 1875 he visited Morocco together with his friend Cesare Biseo and the painter Edmondo de Amicis. He exhibited many orientalist paintings in different Italian cities. He died in 1901 in his native Florence.
travelled with Amicis, Edmondo de