• NameAlessandro Maganza
  • Activity/Titleetsare, printmaker, konstnär, painter
  • Sexmale
  • Variant namesAlessandro Maganza
  • Nationality/DatesItalian, born 1556, dead 1631
  • PlacesPlace of birth: Vicenza, Italien
    Place of death: Vicenza, Italien
BiographyAlessandro Maganza was the most prodigious
and prolific of the Maganza family of artists, who
lived and worked in Vicenza in the Veneto. He
was the son of the painter and poet Giovanni
Battista Maganza and was first trained by his
father. He later entered a second apprenticeship
in Giovanni Battista Fasolo’s workshop. In 1572
Maganza moved to Venice, where he was inspired
by the works of Tintoretto and Veronese,
as well as by the decorative and academic paintings
of Palma the Younger. In 1576 he returned to
Vicenza and, until his death in 1632, completely
dominated the artistic life of the city and its vicinity.
Maganza’s comprehensible and persuasive
paintings, with their respect for the Tridentine
decrees, were highly appreciated at the time.