Many of the artists who participated in the Accademia di San Luca from 1590 through 1635 are represented by works of art in the collection of the National Gallery of Art. Links to these works are provided on the individual artists’ pages reached from the Search page of this website.
Works by some of the academicians are also included in the Samuel H. Kress Collection, which was donated to various museums throughout the United States. The first carousel here includes images of paintings, small bronzes, and sculptures from the Kress Collection that are now housed at either the National Gallery of Art or other recipient art museums. The website project team is grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for providing access to images of works of art from other institutions.
The Accademia di San Luca in Rome, which possesses the largest collection of portraits of the artists who were members of the Accademia, has granted permission to reproduce those that are in a good state of conservation. They are presented in the second carousel. The website project team thanks the Accademia di San Luca for making this valuable resource available to researchers who visit this website.
The remaining carousels focus on selected artists who were active in the Accademia di San Luca in the 16th and 17th centuries. The works of art displayed are culled from museums that provide open-access images from their collections; subsequent carousels and images will be added periodically.
Samuel H. Kress Collection
Artist Portraits from the Accademia di San Luca
Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Pietro da Cortona