Canaletto

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Bernardo Bellotto, a pupil of Canal, sometimes used the name Canaletto as well
Canaletto
Born 17 October 1697(1697-10-17)
Venice
Died 19 April 1768(1768-04-19) (aged 70)
Venice
Nationality Italian
Field Landscape art, etching
Training Luca Carlevaris
Patrons Owen Swiny
Joseph Smith
Influenced by Giovanni Paolo Pannini
Influenced Bernardo Bellotto

Giovanni Antonio Canal (17 or 18 October 1697 – 19 April 1768) was an Italian painter from Venice. Today, he is mostly remembered for his landscape paintings. Some of these landscape paintings which resemble the views found on modern-day postcards are known as Vedutes today. He was also an important printmaker in etching.

The Grand Canal and the Church of the Salute, painted 1730.