|Dates||1707 - 1769|
Francesco Fontebasso trained with Sebastiano Ricci, but it was another Venetian artist, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, who probably had the greatest influence on Fontebasso's art. Early in his training, Fontebasso studied Tiepolo's frescoes and eventually came in contact with the venerated artist. Settling in Venice, Fontebasso increasingly emulated Tiepolo in his palette and compositional designs.
By the 1740s, Fontebasso had established himself as a leading artist in Venice. Mainly active as a decorator of churches and palaces, Fontebasso worked both in