(Milan, 1910- Florence, 1988)
Italian painter, widely credited to be the most famous portraitist of the 20th century. Trained at the Academy in Florence, Annigoni was influenced by the masters of the Italian Renaissance and is widely recognized for his portraits of international royalty and other state heads. During his lifetime, he painted Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, Queen Elizabeth II (National Portrait Gallery, London) and Pope John XXIII. His portraits continue to be extremely popular with public-at-large.
MUSEUMS AND COLLETCIONS:
National Portrait Gallery London, U.K.