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Swedish, 19th century, male.

Born 25 December 1834, in Söndfjord, Norway; died 22 October 1900, in Düsseldorf.

Painter, copyist. Religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes, still-lifes, animals.

As a boy, Askevold worked as a shepherd, and it was while looking after his flock that he first became aware of his talent for painting animals. He went to study in Bergen with the landscape artist Reusch, a pupil of Johan Christian Dahl. Under his master's direction, Askevold painted still-lifes. In the autumn of 1855, he went to Düsseldorf, where he became a pupil of his compatriot Gude. Then, with the aid of a bursary, he spent four years in Paris studying without a teacher. From 1866 to 1880, he lived in Bergen, occasionally leaving to visit Düsseldorf (1869) and Munich (1877-1878)....


French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born January 1851, in Paris; died 1938.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.


Albert Aublet was a pupil of Claudius Jacquand and Gérôme. Very early on, he was drawn to the East, first visiting Constantinople (now Istanbul) in ...


German, 15th century, male.

Born c. 1435; died 1504.

Painter, miniaturist, illuminator, writer, printer. Religious subjects.

School of Alsace.

Hans Baemler's name appears for the first time in 1453. He established himself in Augsburg as a printer. His name appears on two miniatures, a Crucifixion...


Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1604, of Florentine origin; died 3 October 1667.

Painter, copyist. Religious subjects, portraits.

Florentine School.

Studied under Jacopo Ligozzi, Matteo Rosselli and Passignano, assisting the last-named in the execution of commissions in Rome. Balassi painted a copy of Raphael's Transfiguration...


British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1754, in Norwich, baptised 5 June 1754; died 21 or 6 December 1828, in Hatfield, in very reduced circumstances.

Engraver (etching and stippling), illustrator, printmaker, draughtsman. Portraits, architecture, mythology, religious subjects.

The son of John Baldrey the Elder, John Baldrey the Younger entered the Royal Academy School to study engraving in ...


Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1632; died 1719.

Painter, copyist.

Giuseppe Balestrieri was a member of a religious order. According to Zani, he lived and worked in Messina, chiefly as a copyist.


Swiss, 19th century, male.

Active in Lucerne.

Born 27 November 1828, in Abtwil.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects. Designs for stained glass.

Balmer learned the basics of design in the workshops of a goldsmith in Sins in the canton of Aargau, before moving to Anton Bühler's studio in Lucerne. In ...


French, 19th century, male.

Born 4 May 1818, in Rome; died 1909.

Painter, pastellist, copyist. History painting, religious subjects, mythological subjects, historical subjects, genre scenes.

Like his brother Paul Jean Étienne Balze, Raymond Balze was a Raphael copyist and one of Ingres' favourite pupils, remembered in Ingres' will. In ...


Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Carpi.

Born 1682; died 1767.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, copyist. Religious subjects.

A skilled copyist who provided templates for two engravings on the theme of the Descent from the Cross by Giuseppe Benedetti of Bologna and Pietro da Belluno.


British, 20th century, female.

Born 28 June 1895, in Croydon (Surrey); died 16 February 1973.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, pastellist, illustrator. Religious subjects, scenes with figures, flowers.

Cicely Mary Barker's father was a wood engraver. She attended classes at Croydon Art School at the age of thirteen. She began by producing Christmas cards and illustrations for magazines, including ...


Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Active in Spain.

Born 5 February 1898, in Montevideo; died 12 February 1929, in Montevideo.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, scenographer. Religious subjects, genre scenes, scenes with figures, landscapes, urban landscapes. Stage sets, comic cartoons.

The son of Spanish emigrants, Rafaél Pérez Barradas spent most of his artistic life in Spain, where he was soon contributing illustrations to the press. In 1913, he traveled in Italy and France, then settled in Condal. In 1928, he decided to return to Uruguay. He died prematurely of an illness. He is considered to have formed part of the Spanish artistic avant-garde at the beginning of the 1920s. Starting in a Post-Impressionist style that was soon influenced by Gauguin, he rapidly lightened his palette and became interested in the Cubist vision of reality while breaking out of the unitary vision of form. His canvases, with grey and ochre colours, represent landscapes and burlesque scenes from daily life. ...


Swiss, 20th century, male.

Born 20 February 1889, in Geneva; died 1954 or 1955, in Geneva.

Painter (including gouache), pastellist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, decorative designer. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, genre scenes, figures, nudes, portraits, landscapes, still-lifes.

Barraud studied at the École des Arts et Métiers in Geneva and at the same time took evening classes at the École des Beaux-Arts under Pierre Pignolat. At first he worked in advertising as a designer and he was only able to dedicate himself fully to painting after 1913. He was a member of the ...


French, 17th century, male.

Born 1618, in Marseilles; died 18 September 1678, in Rome, in poverty.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver (burin), illustrator. Religious subjects, landscapes, seascapes.

Dominique Barrière had a considerable output, engraving in all styles. His first plate is dated 1640, in Strada's book On the Belgian War...


Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Painter, engraver, illustrator. Religious subjects.

Florentine School.

Bartolommeo di Giovanni was a Florentine painter, active from 1483 to 1511. It has been possible to establish firm authorship of only one of his works: in an archive record of a contract dated ...


Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Orvieto.

Illuminator, mosaicist, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

In 1410, Bartolommeo di Pietro executed a miniature of a crucifix for a cathedral missal produced by Angelo di Pietro. In 1417 he worked with Andrea di Giovanni da Orvieto on the restoration of old mosaics and execution of new ones on the cathedral façade. In ...


Austrian, 19th century, male.

Born 21 January 1866, in Lemberg (now Lviv, Ukraine).

Painter, illustrator. Religious subjects, battle scenes.

A pupil of the Cracow academy of art in 1883, Stanislas Batowski-Kaczor went on to study at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna in 1885...


British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 8 October 1860, in Plymouth; died 1932.

Painter, watercolourist, illustrator. Religious subjects, genre scenes. Murals.

John Dixon Batten studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London under the guidance of Alphonse Legros. His history and genre paintings include ...


French, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1600, in Strasbourg; died 1640, in Vienna.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, miniaturist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, landscapes with figures, urban landscapes, seascapes.

Pupil of the miniaturist and engraver Friedrich Brentel. He travelled to Italy around 1626, visiting Rome and Naples, and was influenced by Callot and Stefano della Bella. Baur made 11 plates for the first volume of ...


British, 20th century, male.

Active in London.

Born 10 March 1903, in Braintree (Essex); died 21 November 1989, in Saffron Walden (Essex).

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, illustrator, printmaker, graphic designer. Military subjects, rustic scenes, landscapes, seascapes, harbour scenes, architectural views, church interiors. Decorative panels.

Edward Bawden studied at Cambridge School of Art ...


British, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 18 November 1876, in London; died 1970, in London.

Painter, fresco artist, illuminator, designer. Religious subjects.

Jessie Bayes was the daughter of Albert Walter Bayes and the sister of Gilbert and Walter Bayes. She took evening classes at Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. She was a member of the Church Crafts League and designed stained glass windows for St Luke's Church in Grayshott, Hampshire. She exhibited in London at the Royal Academy and Royal Society of Miniature Painters, and also in Paris, Rome, New York, Chicago and Detroit....