Artist in Residence: Working Drawings by Luigi Gregori 1819–1896

Luigi Gregori (Italian 1819-1896), <em>Saint Paul and Saint Peter</em>, 1874–78, watercolor and gouache over black chalk on wove paper. Gift of the artist, 1977.005.020.DD

Luigi Gregori (Italian 1819-1896), Saint Paul and Saint Peter, 1874–78, watercolor and gouache over black chalk on wove paper. Gift of the artist, 1977.005.020.DD

SNITE Museum of Art January 15–March 11, 2012

From 1874 to 1891, at the invitation of Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., president, the Italian painter Luigi Gregori was a professor and artist-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame. During his tenure Gregori transformed the interiors of the initial campus buildings with many large-scale murals. More than a century later, Gregori's art continues to appeal to students and visitors alike.



Artist in Residence: Working Drawings by Luigi Gregori (1819–1896) showcased Gregori's sketches for the murals in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Main Building. As the first exhibition dedicated to his graphic oeuvre, the show explored Gregori's drawing style, working methods, and techniques. With his drawings as illustrations, it presented new research regarding his biography and artistic training. The guest curator of this exhibition was Sophia Meyers, an alumna of Notre Dame and former Bock Family Graduate Intern at the Snite Museum of Art.

View the exhibition catalog, Artist in Residence: Working Drawings by Luigi Gregori.