Calvart, Denis

Calvart, Denis (Ital. Dionisio, also called FiaMnmningo), an eminent Flemish painter of the Bolognese school, was born at Antwerp about 1555, and was the scholar of Sabbatini. After quitting this master he studied the works of Raffaelle and other great painters at Rome, after which he returned to Bologna and established that celebrated school where Albano Domenichino and Guido were first instructed. His finest picture is the St. Michael in San Petronio, at Bologna. Some of his other works are, The Holy Family, with St. Roch and St. Sebastian, in the Church of San Giuseppe; Our Saviour Appearing to Magdalene, in San Giorgio. He died at Bologna in 1619. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; 'Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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