Eliseu Visconti entered in 1884 the São Paulo School of Arts and Crafts, where studied under Victor Meireles. Parallel to his studies in the School of Arts and Crafts, he entered the Brazilian Imperial Academy studying under professors Henrique Bernardelli, Rodolfo Amoedo and Jose Maria de Medeiros. In 1888 he received a gold medal at the Academy.
In 1893 Visconti travelled to Paris, where he attended the École des Beaux Arts. He also took classes at the Académie Julian and the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, where he was a pupil of art nouveau master Eugene Grasset.
Eliseu Visconti was involved in the plight to renew the Academy's teaching methods, deemed obsolete and was among the creators of the short-lived "Ateliê Livre", together professors Joao Zeferino of Costa, Rodolfo Amoedo, Henrique Bernardelli and Rodolpho Bernardelli.
As one of the Brazilian representatives to the Exposition Universelle 1900 Visconti exhibited the paintings "Gioventu" and "Oreadas".
Back in Brazil, Visconti exhibited in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. He returned once to Europe, where he exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1905 the portrait of the artist Nicolina Vaz de Assis now at the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes. The same year, he was invited to paint the stage curtain for the Teatro Municipal of Rio de Janeiro which he completed in his studio in Paris.
In June 1906, he was selected to replace Henrique Bernardelli as a professor of painting at the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes, the same Imperial Academia renamed after the proclamation of the republic. He accepted the position the following year after returning to Brazil, where he remained a teacher until 1913. Among his disciples were painters Marques Junior and Henrique Cavalleiro.
In 1913, Eliseu Visconti returned to Europe in order to paint large scale panels for the "foyer" of the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro. His plans to return were interrupted by the First World War so he stayed in France until 1920. The resulting paintings for the "foyer" were sent to Brazil during the war, in 1915.
In 1923, Visconti painted the mural decoration of Rio de Janeiro's municipal council hall. In 1924, he painted the panel depicting the signature of the first Republican Constitution, for the old federal court, also in Rio de Janeiro.
Eliseu Visconti died on October 15, 1944 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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