Francesco Hayez Italian, 1791 - 1882 The Kiss An Italian historical painter, born in Venice in 1791. He studied under Maggiotto, and then at the Academy of Venice; after which he went to Rome, where he won the first prize from the Academy of St Luke. He afterwards then went to Milan where he was appointed a professor of the Academy. He painted frescoes in the Vatican in Rome, and 'Rinaldo and Armida' for the Academy of Venice. He died in Milan in 1882.