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Italian, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 7 April 1883, in Cortona; died 26 February 1966, in Paris, France.

Painter, pastellist, collage artist. Religious subjects, military subjects, figures, still-lifes. Murals, designs for mosaics, stage sets, glass casing.


Les Artistes Italiens de Paris.

Gino Severini went to Rome, where he held various jobs in the food business while attending evening classes at the Villa Medici art school. In 1901, he met Boccioni, who introduced him to Balla, in whose studio he first encountered Seurat's Divisionism. While there is a tendency to overestimate the influence of Cézanne, since he was so important for the Parisian Cubists, Seurat's major role in the development of European at this period is often overlooked today.Severini went to Paris for the first time in 1906, perhaps because of his admiration for Seurat and his desire to see more of his work. He lived in a studio in the Impasse Guelma, where Utrillo, Braque and Dufy also had studios. He soon met Modigliani, Max Jacob, Pierre Reverdy, Apollinaire and Picasso. In 1913, he married the daughter of the poet Paul Fort, with Apollinaire acting as witness at the ceremony. In 1923, he converted to Catholicism. He returned to Italy in 1933 and was the only Italian Futurist to be unambiguously condemned by Mussolini's Fascist regime. He stayed in Italy during the war before returning to live in Meudon, near Paris. In 1946, he published the first volume of his memoirs, ...


British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 13 November 1872, in Madras, India, to British parents; died 26 January 1919, in London.

Watercolourist, painter (gouache/mixed media), draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, genre scenes.

John Byam Shaw trained at the St John's Wood School of Art and the Royal Academy, London, where he won the Armitage Prize. A follower of the Pre-Raphaelite movement - as in his acclaimed ...


Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 4 June 1871, in Morges (Vaud); died 20 February 1942, in Ballaigues (Vaud).

Painter (including gouache/mixed media), watercolourist, draughtsman. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, figures, portraits, landscapes.

Louis Adolph Soutter's father was a pharmacist, and his mother a musician by the maiden name of Jeanneret and a relative of Le Corbusier. Soutter spent his childhood in Morges, near Lausanne. He began studying engineering at the age of 19 but broke off two years later to study architecture in ...


British, 20th century, male.

Born 24 August 1903, in London; died 17 February 1980, in London.

Painter (mixed media/gouache), draughtsman, engraver, illustrator, sculptor. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes, animals. Designs for tapestries.

London Group.

Graham Sutherland was the son of a government lawyer. He studied at Epsom College and was subsequently employed in the workshops of a railway company. He drew in his free time, and in 1921, aged 18, he decided to take a course in drawing and print-making at Goldsmith's College, London. He married, left art school and settled in Kent. In 1926 Sutherland converted to Catholicism from Anglicanism. He taught print-making at Chelsea Art School from 1930 to 1939 and became a member of the governing committee of the Tate Gallery. From 1947 he divided his time between Kent and the French town of Menton, in the Alpes-Maritimes....


French, 20th century, male.

Born 1884; died 1962.

Draughtsman (including charcoal/mixed media). Religious subjects, portraits, nudes.

Paris, 18 March 1985: Large Nude (1937, charcoal/mounted paper/canvas, 51¼ × 38¼ ins/130 × 97 cm) FRF 20,000

Paris, 30 May 1988: Portrait of a Seated Man (...


Swiss, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA since 1968.

Born 1926, in Zurich.

Painter, collage artist, watercolourist. Religious subjects. Designs for stained glass.

Groupe Espace.

Weinbaum studied at the art school in Zurich from 1942 to 1946. He moved to Paris in 1946, where he was a pupil of Paul Colin and André Lhote ...