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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1603 or 1605, in Venice; died 1678, in Venice.

Painter, art restorer. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, figures, portraits. Designs for mosaics.

Pietro Muttoni was a pupil of Dario Varotari and also of Padovanino. He made his reputation restoring, copying and imitating antique paintings, and it was his skill in this field that earned him his nickname....

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Florence 1579-1592.

Sculptor.

Jacopo di Zanobi Piccardi collaborated with Gio. Bologna on the Christ of Freedom altar in the church of S Martino in Lucca and on the restoration of the monastery of S Agata near Florence.

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Austrian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 16 January 1849, in Villanders; died 4 January 1930, in Munich.

Painter, art restorer. Religious subjects. Murals.

Rabensteiner was the pupil of Franz Xaver Barth, Wilhelm von Diez and Ludwig von Löfftz at the academy of fine art in Munich. He executed numerous altar paintings and murals for churches in the Tyrol....

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Flemish School, 18th – 19th century, male.

Baptised 8 September 1755 in Antwerp; died 17 November 1830.

Painter, art restorer. Genre scenes, local scenes (kermesses), rustic scenes, church interiors, landscapes with figures, landscapes, animals.

Petrus Johann van Regemorter trained at the Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp and worked extensively in private collections. He painted local genre scenes (kermesses) in the tradition of David Teniers, Adriaen van Ostade and Jan Steen and excelled in the representation of moonlit scenes. He taught at the academy and a number of distinguished artists were trained under his supervision. He was dean of the Guild in ...

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Austrian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 17 August 1850, in Meran (now Merano, Italy); died 2 December 1932, in Dorf (Tyrol).

Painter.

Rohregger is best known as a restorer of religious paintings.

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Urbino.

Born 15 November 1759; died 25 May 1848.

Sculptor, painter, architect, art restorer. Religious subjects.

A pupil of Michelangelo Dolci, Francesco Rondelli succeeded his master as professor at the academy in Urbino. He carved a number of figures of angels in Urbino Cathedral as well as painting a ...

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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Born 13 August 1693, in Valencia; died 6 November 1765, in Valencia.

Painter, engraver (burin), art restorer (painting). Religious subjects, portraits.

Hipólito Rovira y Brocandel studied in Rome. He was one of the most distinguished exponents of Spanish Baroque painting and worked for the Dominican church in Valencia....

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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Born 24 November 1810, in Mataró; died 3 September 1877, in Cordova.

Painter, sculptor, art restorer. Religious subjects.

José Saló y Junquet was a pupil of Fr. Lopez, D. Campeny and S. Mayol. He produced paintings for Cordova Cathedral and the church of Adamuz....

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 6 August 1789, in Murano; died 18 April 1865, in Venice.

Painter, art restorer. Frescoes, church decoration.

Examples of Sebastiano Santi's work, particularly frescoes, can be found in the churches of Venice.

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Austrian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 25 February 1860, in Schwaz; died 8 February 1919, in Hall (Tyrol).

Painter, art restorer. Religious subjects, mythological subjects. Murals.

Alfons Siber studied from 1881 to 1890 at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna and moved to Innsbruck, where he painted several murals for churches in the region....

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1635; died c. 1707 or 1689, in Dublin.

Painter, engraver. Religious subjects, portraits, still-lifes.

Gaspar Smitz moved from The Hague to England shortly after the restoration of Charles II, where he was nicknamed 'Magdalene Smith' because of the large number of paintings of Mary Magdalene he executed. He went to Ireland and made his name. He had as his pupils Maubert and Gawdy of Exeter. He engraved some original prints....

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Austrian, 18th century, male.

Born 20 May 1725, in Iglau (now Jihlava, Czech Republic); died 21 November 1793, in Iglau.

Painter, engraver (etching), art restorer. Religious subjects, portraits.

Johann Nepomuk Steiner was greatly influenced by Mengs in Italy. He worked for the churches in and around Iglau, before going on to become court painter in Vienna in ...

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Austrian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 31 March 1827, in Steyr; died 1924.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Anton Stern was also a restorer of paintings.

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Naples c. 1787.

Painter, art restorer.

Giuseppe Tammaro was a pupil of Francesco Solimena and painted religious subjects.

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Belgian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 25 June 1857, in Hamme; died 6 November 1927, in Louvain.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Van Uytvanck was a pupil of Jean Baptiste Béthune. He worked mainly as a restorer of sculptures, especially for the churches in Louvain and Mechelen....

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active in 1598 in Seville.

Born in Belalcazar (province of Cordova).

Painter, gilder, art restorer. Religious subjects.

Alonso Vásquez restored, repainted in oil, and regilted a fresco depicting Notre Dame, Surrounded with the Ornaments and the Arms of the City.

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Dutch, 16th century, male.

Born 1526, in Leeuwarden; died between 1606 and 1609, in Antwerp.

Painter, architect, draughtsman, engraver, designer of ornamental architectural features, decorative artist, art restorer. Religious subjects, landscapes, architectural views, interiors, church interiors, gardens, decorative motifs (grotesques), models (buildings).

Prague School.

Hans Vredeman de Vries was a pupil of Cornelis Floris (Cornelis Cornelis de Vriendt) and studied painting in Amsterdam. He was a great traveller and went to Mechelen, to Antwerp in 1549 and again in 1562 and from 1575 to 1585 and then to Leipzig. In 1586, he went to Frankfurt and then Brunswick, where he was based until 1596. In 1591 he was in Hamburg. Between 1592 and 1595 he worked in Danzig (now Gdansk) where he designed the fortifications and some ornamental motifs and also decorated the town hall and a number of churches. Next he went to Prague (1596-1598), to the court of Rudolph II, and to Amsterdam and The Hague. He had two sons, Salomon and Paul, who worked with him....

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Russian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 5 March 1856, in Omsk; died 1 April 1910, in St Petersburg.

Painter, draughtsman (charcoal/ink), watercolourist, illustrator, sculptor, designer, art restorer. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, allegorical subjects, figures. Murals, church decoration, theatre sets.

Symbolism.

Peredvizhniki (Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions), Golubaya Roza (Blue Rose), Abramtsevo Artists’ Colony...