Pavona, Francesco an Italian painter, was born at Udine in 1692. He first studied under Giovanni Gioseffo dal Sole. He afterwards studied at Milan, and thence proceeded to Genoa. He next went to Spain, Portugal, and Germany, at all which courts he was well received and executed many works. He resided some time at Dresden, and there married and had a family. He subsequently returned to Bologna, where he remained a considerable time, and executed some works for the churches. Lanzi says he was an excellent painter in oil, and better in crayons. He painted many large altar-pieces, well designed and colored and also excelled in portraits. He died at Venice in 1777.