Canaletto

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Canaletto
Giovanni Antonio Canal.jpg
Born
Giovanni Antonio Canal

(1697-10-17)17 October 1697
Died19 April 1768(1768-04-19) (aged 70)
NationalityItalian
EducationLuca Carlevaris
Known forLandscape art, etching
Patron(s)Owen Swiny
Joseph Smith

Giovanni Antonio Canal (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.