Born in Arzignano (Vicenza) on March 19, 1871, died in Milan on February 19, 1945. He began studying drawing in Vicenza, but soon moved to Milan, where he attended the lessons of Francesco Hayez and Giuseppe Bertini at the Academy of Fine Arts. While still a student, in 1880, he exhibited the painting La Bicocca the day following the battle of Novara, for which he obtained the Mylius award (Milan, Brera Academy). Subsequently he participates in the first Triennale di Brera with Praeludium (1891) and in the Second with Canova in his studio (1894), which earned him the prize of the Gavazzi foundation (the painting, purchased by the English Sir Kiralphy, was lost in the shipwreck of the steamer that carried it). She participates in several group exhibitions of the Society for Fine Arts and Permanent Exhibition of Milan and, with two paintings of Costumes of Montenegro, at the National Exhibition of Turin in 1898. At the exhibition of Lombard watercolorists, held at the Palazzo della Permanente in 1936, the Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Milano buys Houses in Brusson. He held his first personal exhibition in 1941, at the Ranzini Gallery in Milan. Commemorative exhibitions are dedicated to him in Milan, at the Italian Art Gallery (November 1956) and in Arzignano (April 1960). Other popular paintings by him can be found in the Museum of Milan: Revolutionary movements of 1898; Barricate alla Foppa, taken from a photographic document, and a series of characteristic scenes of Milanese life (The accordion fair, Breakfast on the Duomo, etc.), formerly belonging to the collection of Luigi Beretta. His activity as a portraitist is also noteworthy: in the picture gallery of the Major Hospital in Milan there are portraits of Cesarina Miani married to Riva (1908) and Antonio Biffi (1908); in the Durini collection that of Countess Durini Litta; the portraits of Giuseppe Giocosa of comm. Michele Bernocchi and Edvige Toeplitz and other illustrious characters are found in their respective families. He is also the author of altarpieces, panels and murals such as The dance of the hours, in the Bernocchi palace, and Aurora, in the Bernocchi villa in Stresa. Also in Stresa he frescoes a hall in the Villa Magni. In Arzignano you can see some of his essays on religious painting: a San Gaetano in the lunette of the portal of the oratory of San Gaetano, a San Gerolamo in the sacristy of the archpriest and a polyptych in the hospital church. From 1896 until his death in Milan in 1945, he devoted himself assiduously to the activity of illustrator, first for Italian illustration, then for the new Corriere della Sera magazine, the weekly La Domenica del Corriere, which it will give him an international reputation (Beltrame will compose, in the span of almost fifty years, 4662 tables illustrating the main events in Italy and in the world).


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