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Luigi Pellegrini Scaramuccia

Luigi Pellegrini Scaramuccia (1616 - 1680) was an Italian painter and artist biographer of the Baroque period. He was a pupil, along with Giovanni Domenico Cerrini of the painter Guido Reni.

Born in Perugia, he left paintings throughout the peninsula, including Rome, Bologna, and Milan. He is more highly regarded as a biographer or historian than the former. His book ''Le finezze de' pennelli italiani'' was one of the earliest compilations of biographies that included baroque artists from Bologna and Milan (published in 1674 in Pavia). Written as a pseudonymous account of travels through Italy, he appears to plagiarize extensively ...

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