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Vittore Ghislandi (ital. Vittore Giuseppe Ghislandi, called fra (brother), Galgario, ital. fra Galgario, 1655, San Leonardo, near Bergamo — 1743, Bergamo) was an Italian painter of the Rococo period, mainly known for his portraits.

The artist's son, the first skills he received from his father. From 1675 he studied at Venice, where he studied the art of Titian and Veronese. In 1702 entered the order of minims, similar in spirituality to the Franciscans. He also worked in Milan and Bologna, where he became friends with Giuseppe Maria Crespi in 1717 he was elected a member of the Clementine Academy. The last years of his life spent in the monastery of Galgario in Bergamo, for which he received his nickname.

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