• NameGuido Reni
  • Activity/Titlepainter, etsare, printmaker, sculptor
  • Sexmale
  • Variant namesnamnvariant: Guido Rhenus
    namnvariant: Guido II
    namnvariant: Rhenus Guido
  • Nationality/DatesItalian, born 1575-11-04, dead 1642-08-18
  • PlacesPlace of birth: Calvenzano, Italien
    Place of death: Bologna, Italien
    Place of activity: Bologna, Italien
    Place of activity: Rom, Italien
BiographyAfter an initial apprenticeship in his native
Bologna in the studio of Flemish painter Denys
Calvaert (1540–1619), Guido Reni transferred to
the Carracci academy. He produced easel paintings
and fresco decorations on mythological and
religious subjects for distinguished patrons in
Rome, Naples and Bologna. Raphael and classical
Roman art were the main inspirations for
his graceful style with refined colours. After the
death of Ludovico Carracci in 1619, Reni became
the leading painter of the Bolognese school and
his fame spread throughout Europe.