(b Verona, 4 July 1706; d Verona 1 Dec. 1770). Italian historical, religious, and decorative painter, active mainly in and around Verona. Cignaroli was the leading artist of his period there, working in an elegantly classical style. He was also a writer: in 1749 he published a history of painting in Verona, and in 1762 a biography of his teacher Antonio Balestra (1666–1740), who had likewise upheld the classical tradition.
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)