Paolo Sala

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Paolo Sala (January 24, 1859 – 1929) was an Italian painter, mainly of vedute and genre scenes. He often painted dal vero, that is, en plein air. He was also known for his ability to paint animals in rural scenes. He founded the Lombard association of watercolor painters in 1911.

Life and works

Born in Lombardy, he was resident in Milan. he trained with Camillo Boito. In 1880, he exhibited in Naples a canvas representing, Interior of the Duomo of Milan. In the next year, in Milan, he exhibited a series of canvases: Return to the MountainsArrivo del vaporeRezzonicoIl frateUnder the PorticoRisi e Sorrisi. Among his genre paintings are: Passeggiata militareTorrente in Valtellina. In 1883, he exhibited in Milan: Dopo le GallerieImpressione dal veroRemembrance of WinterUna franaCanal Grande of VeniceIl turbineNel parco. In addition, he displayed the three watercolors: In Val di GonnaIn Val d'EsinoDa Rogoredo. In Rome, in 1883, he exhibited: Surroundings of VareseOutside of VareseCortile rustico near MilanRicordo di Venice; and Near the Door.

Among his works are: Sorrisi d' EstatePeace of the MountainsThe ShoreRitorno alla pianura (watercolor), and Le sponde del Ticino. In 1886, in Milan, he exhibited: Hyde ParkWestminster AbbeyOxford StreetBroad Sanctuary-WestminsterFleet StreetOn the Mersey LiverpoolTrafalgar Square. At the 1887 National Artistic Exhibition of Venice, he displayed Blessed AgeTragic PoetDogs; two paintings of Street of LondonRiviere di Verona.[1] Sala had an individual exhibition in December 1922 in Galleria Pesaro of Milan.[2]