Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo was born in Venice in 1696. During the 1700s, he was recognized throughout Europe as the greatest painter of large-scale decorative frescoes.
Tiepolo was commissioned by old, established families of Italy, royal houses of Spain, Germany, Sweden and Russia; and by religious orders. His legacy includes some eight hundred paintings, 2,400 drawings, two sets of etchings and many acres of fresco.