ZUGNO, Francesco
(b. 1709, Venezia, d. 1787, Venezia)

Biography

Italian painter. He came from an ancient Venetian family whose members included artists from the fifteenth century. He trained at the Academy of Painting and Sculpture of Venice, then entered in the workshop of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo around 1730.

As a pupil of Tiepolo he collaborated with him on the frescoes for the Palazzo Labia. He received his first commission for paintings for the convent church of San Lazzaro degli Armeni in Venice. He painted a series of wall frescoes of figures in quadratura balconies. In his work he was strongly influenced by Tiepolo's style.