Luigi Chialiva – Study of a Young Shepherd
(Born 1842 in Castano, Ticino, Died 1914 in Paris)
The Swiss-Italian artist Luigi Chialiva is best known for his charming scenes of peasant life and domestic animals. According to the Benezit, Chialiva was a multi-faceted man who trained as an architect and a chemist, and developed a special technique for fixing the pigments in pastels. He was a friend of Edgar Degas, who he met during a stay in Rome, and also associated with the artists Jacques Tissot, and Pierre-George Jeanniot.