BORN 13 Jan 1879, Venezia, Veneto - DIED 16 Nov 1933, Venezia, Veneto|
GRAVE LOCATION Venezia, Veneto: Cimetero di San Michele, Isola San Michele (Rec. V Bis)
Emma Ciardi was the daughter of the painter Guglielmo Ciardi, who was also her tutor. Her brother Beppe was a painter as well. She first exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900. In 1903 she exhibited at the Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte di Venezia and she continued to show her work there until 1932.
She was known for her paintings of North Italian landscapes and of the villas and gardens of her native Venice. Her impressionist style reminded of Whistler and Singer Sargent. Her work became so popular that it was shown in the Leicester Galleries in London in 1910 and in 1913. The Howard Young Gallery in New York City showed her work in the 1920s and more exhibitions in London followed. Two years after her death in Venice in 1933 a retrospective of her work was shown at the Venice Biennale.