Fausto Zonaro


Fausto Zonaro (1854 - 1929) was an Italian painter, best known for his Realist style paintings of life and history of the Ottoman Empire. Zonaro painted portraits, landscapes and historical paintings. It is claimed that “Zonaro was one of those who made a major contribution to the development of western style art in Turkey. He was a prolific artist who created hundreds of works, most of which are of the Ottoman Empire.

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