Happy Birthday Francesco Zuccarelli!! Landscape painter in the Rococo style, Zuccarelli was born in Italy in 1702. After living in Tuscany and working in Rome and Florence, Zuccarelli first settled in Venice and then traveled to England where he lived off and on. His colors were light and mellow compared to traditional Venetian painters and he became well-loved as a landscape painter. His name means Little Pumpkin, leading him to “sign” his paintings with a small pumpkin. He was a founder of the Royal Academy of Arts.