Artwork by Ottavio Leoni
1 artwork currently available by Ottavio Leoni.
About the Artist
(1578-1630, Italian) Ottavio Leoni was a printmaker, draftsman, engraver and painter.
Ottavio’s father was from Padua and a maker of medals and wax-relief
portraits. Ottavio spent his career in
Rome, being admitted to the Accademia di St. Luca in 1604 and becoming its
principal in 1614. He painted two
important canvases at this time.
Leoni became a member of the Accademia dei Virtuosi dei Pantheon, presenting an
oil portrait of Gregory XV to them in 1628.
Leoni is sometimes referred to as “Il Padovano” because of the Padua
origins of the family.