17 October 1697|
|Died||19 April 1768
(aged 70) invalid day|
|Field||Landscape art, etching|
|Influenced by||Giovanni Paolo Pannini|
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.