Alfonso Rivarola biography

Alfonso Rivarola

Painting, Visual Artist

1607 – 1640

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Who was Alfonso Rivarola?

Alfonso Rivarola was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly in Ferrara, where he was born. He is also known as il Chenda because of an inheritance he received from someone with that name. He was born to Francescro Rivarola and Giulia Panizza and baptised by June 1, 1590.

As a youth, he became a pupil of the painter Carlo Bononi. In Ferrara, he painted the Marriage of the Virgin in Santa Maria in Vado. He also painted for a San Nicola and a John the Baptist, and a ceiling canvas of the Baptism of St Augustine for San Agostino; a St Cajetan prays before a Crucifix for the church of the Theatines; a Destruction of the Brazen Serpent for the church of San Nicolo ; and a Martyrdom of Santa Catarina for the church of San Guglielmo. He painted two canvases

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Born
1607
Nationality
  • Italy
Lived in
  • Ferrara
Died
1640

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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