Domenico Antonio Vaccaro
Domenico Antonio Vaccaro (June 3, 1678 – June 13, 1745) was an Italian painter, sculptor and architect, the son and pupil of Lorenzo Vaccaro
Lorenzo Vaccaro
Lorenzo Vaccaro was an Italian late-Baroque sculptor. He worked in a formalized restrained style.He was born in Naples, the son of a lawyer. He apprenticed with Cosimo Fanzago and Dionisio Lazzari. He was a close friend of Francesco Solimena...

. Lorenzo was in turn a pupil of Cosimo Fanzago
Cosimo Fanzago
Cosimo Fanzago was an Italian architect and sculptor, generally considered the greatest such artist of the Baroque period in Naples, Italy.-Biography:...

 and was part of a large family of artists including Andrea Vaccaro
Andrea Vaccaro
Andrea Vaccaro was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mostly in Naples in a tenebrist style....

, a pupil of Girolamo Imparato
Girolamo Imparato
Girolamo Imparato was an Italian painter working in a late-Renaissance or Mannerist style, active mainly in Naples. His father, the painter Francesco Imparato, was a colleague of Francesco Santafede.-References:...


Domenico Antonio was born in Naples
Naples is a city in Southern Italy, situated on the country's west coast by the Gulf of Naples. Lying between two notable volcanic regions, Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields, it is the capital of the region of Campania and of the province of Naples...

 and his body of work is all in or near that city. Works of interest include a statue of Moses in the church of San Ferdinando
San Ferdinando (Naples)
San Ferdinando is a southern district of Naples, with a population of about 18,000.-Overview:San Ferdinando district includes, among the various landmarks, the Royal Palace, Piazza del Plebiscito , the San Carlo opera house and the church of San Ferdinando, from which the district is...

, and the statues of Penitence and Solitude on the premises of the monastery (now museum) of San Martino
Certosa di San Martino
The Certosa di San Martino is a former monastery complex, now a museum, in Naples, southern Italy. It is the most visible landmark of the city, perched atop the Vomero hill that commands the gulf. A Carthusian monastery, it was finished and inaugurated under the rule of Queen Joan I in 1368. It...

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