Giuseppe Mentessi

Giuseppe Mentessi (29 September 1857 in Ferrara, - 14 June 1931 in Milan) was an Italian painter.

Giuseppe Mentessi


He established himself as a painter in Milan, where he taught at the Brera Academy. He exhibited a tryptich of the Madonna at the Biennale in Venice of 1897.[1] Described as having a mystic suavity and spiritual grace [2] many of his painters center upon an emotive representation of motherhood. Innocente Cantinotti and Antonio Sant'Elia were among his pupils.


  1. ^ History of modern Italian Art, Ashton Rollins Willard, page 486.
  2. ^ The Italy of the Italians, By Helen Zimmern, page 117