Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (March 5, 1696 – March 27, 1770) was an Italian decorative painter of the Baroque. He was born in Venice and died in Madrid. He sired nine children upon his wife Maria Cecilia Guardi. Two of his three sons became his assistants; the third became a priest. He worked churches and palaces in Italy, Germany, and Spain. Giovan Battista Tiepolo, together with Giambattista Pittoni, Canaletto forms the traditional great Old Masters of that period.