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Riccardo Selvatico, 1850-1901

Nationality: Italian ?
Date of Birth: 1849.04.16
Place of Birth:
Date of Death: 1901.08.21
Place of Death: Venice


Riccardo Selvatico was a poet, writer and Mayor of Venice.


In 1893 Selvatico led the motion passed by the Venice City Council to establish the first Esposizione Biennale Artistica Nazionale (biennial exhibition of Italian art). The first exhibition was held in 1895 (1st Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia, Venice, 1895) by which time the progressive Selvatico had been replaced by Comte Filippo Grimani (1850-1921), Mayor of Venice, President of the Internation Art Exhibition of the City of Venice [more].

Bibliography: (accessed 2005); en/biennale/history/origin/en/7823.html (accessed 2005); (accessed 2005); (accessed 2005).