BORN 18 Sep 1764, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna - DIED 4 Jan 1834, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna|
GRAVE LOCATION Bologna, Emilia-Romagna: Cimitero monumentale della Certosa di Bologna, Via della Certosa 18 (Chiostro Terzo, arco 12)
Mauro Gandolfi was the son of the painter Gaetano Gandolfi (1734-1802). He was a pupil of his father until he joined the French army when he was sixteen years old. In 1785 he returned to Bologna. He studied at the Accademia Clementina di belle arti where he won several prizes and he joined his father's workshop. He married Laura Zanetti in 1792. Their daughter, the painter Clementina was born in 1795 and Laura died shortly afterwards. His second wife was Caterina Pini and their son, the sculptor Democrito, was born in 1797.
In 1794 he was appointed professor at the Academy. After 1796 he concentrated on watercolours and in 1801 he moved to Paris develop his skills in engraving. He also restored works of art and stayed in France for five years. After his his return to Bologna he worked as an engraver. In 1816 he visited New York City and Philadelphia and he created and published illustrations of the places he visited. He wrote his autobiography in 1833 and died in the next year in Bologna.
Father: Gandolfi, Gaetano
Son: Gandolfi, Democrito
Mauro Gandolfi - Wikipedia