Luigi Salerno

Luigi Salerno
Born (1924-09-03)September 3, 1924
Died July 22, 1992(1992-07-22) (aged 67)
Nationality Italian
Occupation Art historian

Luigi Salerno (1924–1992) was an Italian historian of Italian art and historiographer. He is particularly known as a scholar of the Italian baroque and Salvator Rosa, with expertise on the 17th century, including Guercino and Caravaggio.[1]

Luigi Salerno was a student of Lionello Venturi. He went to London in 1948 and in 1949, working with the Warburg Institute. He received a prize for his work studying the links between the English and Italian art in 1600–1700. This work was appreciated by Rudolf Wittkower. He won the Fulbright prize and in London he started a prolific relation with Denis Mahon.

In 1965 Luigi Salerno was a professor at Penn State University in the United States.


  1. "Salerno, Luigi". Dictionary of Art Historians. Retrieved 31 January 2010.

Finding Aid for the Luigi Salerno research papers, 1948-1996 at the Getty Research Institute. Includes biographical information and list of archival holdings.

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