Veochia, Pietro

Veochia, Pietro a Venetian painter, was born in 1605. He was educated in the school of Alessandro Varotari (q.v.), but did not follow the style of that master. He studied to imitate the works of Giorgione and Pordenone, and acquired such skill in this direction that his paintings have been mistaken for the productions of those masters, even by competent critics. He also imitated Titian and other masters with great accuracy, on account of which he was often employed in restoring old paintings. He copied in oil several of the historical mosaics in the Church of St. Mark, Venice, and painted among others, two altar pieces from his own designs in the same edifice, The Crucifixion and Christ Driving the Money-changers from the Temple. He died in 1678. See Spooner. Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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