american (b. switzerland)
Carmel Valley, CA
Gottardo Fedele Ponziano Piazzoni Rolf Eislen, Swiss scholar of Piazzoni, says the artist's birth certificate reads Fedele (which is the reason for the spelling change from the accepted Fidele). Art historian Scott Shields concurs that Eislen is a reputable authority for this change. See Correspondence in the American Art Paintings Files.