(Roma 1865 - 1932)
Born in Rome in 1865, he was self-educated,
except for a brief period at the Open School of Life-drawing in
Bottazzi’s debut came when he participated in a number of
exhibitions of the Society of Admireres and Protectors of the
Fine Arts (1900, 1907, 1908) at which he showed his drawings.
He was an eclectic artist, working as an architect (the “Modern
cottage” on the Bank of the Tiber in Prati is his work), painter,
decorator, engraver and illustrator for magazines such as “Emporium”,
“Fantasio”, “Nuovissima”, “La Grande Illustrazione” and “La
It is in the illustrations for this last magazine that his
adherence to the language of Symbolism, Art Nouveau and the
Viennese Secessionists becomes evident.
His most famous pipeces of stained glass were shown during the
two exhibitions of the Artistic Stained Glass of Rome; in 1912
“The Tulips”, “The Swans” and “The Butterflies”, three works
inspired by moderism.
Right until the last years of his life, he had a scholarly
interest in the events and urban history of Rome, publishing in
the “Capitolium”, the journal of the Governorship, which
exhibited a collection of his works in 1933. He died in Rome in