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Alberto Issel (Genoa, 1848 Ė 1926)

Italian painter, sculptor and cabinet making artist.

He started his studies of engraving in the linguistic Academy and then he moved to Florence, where he became a pupil of the painter Carlo MarkÚ.
Moved to Rome,  he entered in contact with the Iberian painters JosŤ Villegas and Mariano Fortuny.  Back to Genoa he mostly applied to the landscape painting.

He agreed to the campaign of Garibaldi and participated to several campaigns of the Hero of the Two Worlds. Back again in Genoa, he taught in the Arts and Crafts school.  In addition to painting and sculpture he dedicated also to cabinet-making with significant productions of liberty-style furniture., He participated to the Universal Exposure in Paris in 1900, with several dedicated  wooden sculpture

some of his furnitures

Translation by Alessandra Pigliasco