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Spanish, 17th century, male.

Born in Valladolid; died 1645, in Valladolid.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Abril was pupil of Pablo de Céspedes in Cordova. Having completed his studies he became a monk but continued to paint. His Head of St Paul in the Museo de Valladolid shows his remarkable artistic qualities....

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German, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born c. 1455 or 1460, in Augsburg; died 1532, in Augsburg.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Augsburg School.

Ulrich Abt is mentioned in the archives of Augsburg as working in the town on several occasions. He is recorded in the registry of occupations on various dates between ...

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Dutch, 19th century, male.

Born 1804, in Oudenaarde.

Painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes, portraits, interiors with figures, landscapes.

After studying at the Oudenaarde academy, Charles Louis Acar went to Brussels to train under Odevaere at the Brussels Academy. By 1824 he had achieved a sufficient standard to be able to send some portraits to the Ghent exhibition. In ...

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Italian, 14th century, male.

Active in Bologna in 1352.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Bolognese School.

A monk, Giovanni Acario produced a number of different works for the Dominican convent, including the altarpiece for the high altar in the chapel of S Domenico.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active at the beginning of the 16th century.

Born in San Severino; died after 1545.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Incorrectly known as a pupil of Pinturicchio, Antongiacomo Acciaccaferri was in fact taught by Bernardino di Mariotto of Perugia. In 1519 he assisted Mariotto with the work he had been commissioned to produce in S Severino, in particular the painting of the town's coats of arms. He later completed a painting of ...

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1540, in Murcia; died towards the end of the 16th century.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Cristóbal Acevedo was a pupil of Bartolomé Carducho around 1585. He specialised in historical painting and, having gained a strong reputation from his early works, was commissioned to decorate a number of convents and churches in Madrid. With a pure, broad and powerful style ideally suited to the subjects of sacred art, he is particularly known for his composition of the Virgin in the chapel of the College of S Fulgencio in Murcia....

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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Born 1744, in Madrid; died 1800.

Painter. Religious subjects.

A pupil of José Lope, Acevedo very soon surpassed his master. A large number of his religious paintings can be found in Madrid. They include a St Francis and St John the Baptist...

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French, 18th century, male.

Active in Toulon during the first half of the 18th century.

Born in Correns (Var).

Painter. Religious subjects.

Toulon School.

In 1718 Jean-Baptiste Achard painted Melchizedek Blessing Abraham in the Corpus Domini chapel at Toulon. In 1725 he painted the ceiling of the same chapel....

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Baptised 16 January 1626 in Brussels; died 1699, in Brussels.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes, landscapes with figures.

At the age of 13, Lucas Achtschellinck joined the studio of Pieter van der Borcht. The early years of his career were not easy. It was not until ...

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German, 15th century, male.

Active in Ulm.

Painter, glass painter. Religious subjects.

Acker belonged to a family of artists from Ulm. He is known to have produced religious paintings for the chapel of St Leonard in the church in Risstissen. They carry his signature and are dated ...

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German, 18th century, male.

Active in Villach (Carinthia) during the first half of the 18th century.

Painter. Religious subjects.

In 1735, he painted a St Veronica for St Peter's church.

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 3 February 1864, in Collobrières (Var); died 8 October 1923, in Collobrières.

Painter, watercolourist. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, figures, nudes, portraits, landscapes with figures, seascapes.

Joseph Acosta came from a family of modest means and it was only because of a municipal bursary that he was able to take up studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris ...

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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Born 1787, in Seville; died 1800, in Seville.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects.

Acosta died at the age of only 13, but even in so brief a career he was able to produce a number of works revealing extraordinary talent. These include a scene from ...

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Polish, 16th century, male.

Active in Warsaw at the end of the 16th century.

Died 1596, in Warsaw.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Warsaw School.

Adam worked as an artist in Cracow from 1588 onwards, painting mostly religious pictures. The works mentioned in his will confirm that he devoted himself to this kind of work in particular....

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Adam  

Austrian, 17th century, male.

Active in Neuhaus, now known as Jindrichuv Hradec, (Bohemia) during the first half of the 17th century.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Neuhaus School.

In 1630, he painted an Assumption for the church at Propst, which was unfortunately destroyed in a fire in ...

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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Arras at the beginning of the 16th century.

Painter. Religious subjects. Decorative schemes.

Arras School.

In 1501 Adam d'Avesne restored the panel of the master altar and painted banners for the church of La Ste-Croix in Arras.

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French, 14th – 15th century, male.

Active in Amiens between 1389 and 1416.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Amiens School.

The town archives in Amiens hold a receipt from Adam de France dated 1416. He is known to have produced various figures of saints.

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German, 14th – 15th century, male.

Born at the end of the 14th century, probably in Worms.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Adam de Wurmbs' name first appears in archives dated 26 November 1408. In 1421 he lived in Nuremberg. On 10 July 1423 he gave up his right to reside there. Two paintings in the church of St Sebald are attributed to him based on dates: ...

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Polish, 18th century, male.

Active in Galicia and in Podolia towards the end of the 18th century.

Draughtsman, engraver (line-engraving). Religious subjects.

Two engravings by J. Adam are known: one depicting St Anthony at Kamieniec in Podolia, the other portraying the Archbishop of Halic. These works are signed ...

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British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 9 February 1927, in London; died 9 March 2005, in London.

Painter, illustrator, theatre designer. Religious themes.

London Group.

Norman Adams was a student at Harrow School of Art (1940-1946) before he went on to the Royal College of Art in London (...