Chiari, Giuseppe, an eminent Roman painter, was born in 1654, and was a scholar of Maratti. He was continually employed on grand works for the churches of the nobility. The principal are the ceiling in Santa Maria di 'Montesanto, and the Adoration of the Magi, in Santa Maria del Suffragio. He died at Rome in 1727. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v. Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.