BORN 3 Dec 1822, Ronciglione, Lazio - DIED 9 Jul 1881, Roma, Lazio|
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Monumentale del Verano, Piazzale del Verano, 1
Andrea Belloli studied art at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome. He left Italy during the revolution of 1848. Later he worked as a portrait painter. He was best known for his female nudes. In 1855 he married Ginevra Labouréur in Rome.
In 1859 he settled in St. Petersburg, where he decorated churches and palaces. In 1861 he was awarded the title of academician by the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. In 1869 he organised an exhibition and sale for the benefit of students and widows and orphans of artists. In 1870 he received the Order of St. Stanislaus. His picture "The Bather" was acquired by Grand Duke Nikolaj Kostantinovic.
In 1871 he left St. Petersburg and returned to Italy. His paintings were popular with the public but often dismissed by the critics. In 1881 he committed suicide in Rome for unknown reasons.