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Russian, 19th century, male.

Born 26 October 1842, in Luibez (Cherepovets district, Novgorod); died 13 April 1904, in Port Arthur (now Lushun, China).

Painter, designer, illustrator, writer. Historical subjects, military subjects, battles, genre scenes, portraits, figures, interiors with figures, church interiors, landscapes, townscapes, seascapes, architectural views, ruins, gardens, animals, birds, costume studies...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 29 September 1893, in Paris.

Sculptor, painter, illustrator. Figures, local figures, religious subjects.


Marcel Vicaire was taught by Baschet and Royer at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He illustrated Kéris and Le Miracle de St Nicolas by Gabriel Vicaire. He founded the Association des Peintres et Sculpteurs du Maroc in Morocco, where he was inspector of native art. He won a silver medal in ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 19 October 1892, in Madrid; died 10 February 1946, in Tamatave, Madagascar.

Painter, poster artist, illustrator. Historical subjects, portraits, genre scenes. Wall decorations, church decoration, frescoes.

Raymond Pierre Virac was taught by Baschet, Schommer and Laparra at the Académie Julian and then by Ernest Laurent at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. He illustrated ...


Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1888; died 1968, in Hyères (France).

Painter, illustrator, watercolourist, fresco artist, mosaicist. Religious subjects, scenes with figures, portraits, landscapes with figures, landscapes. Murals, church decoration, stage sets.

Giulio Vittini trained at the academy in Milan and then the academy in Rome, where he graduated in architecture and painting....


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.


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


British, 19th century, female.

Born 14 April 1818, in Paris; died 12 May 1891, in Ford (Northumberland).

Painter, illustrator. Literary subjects, biblical subjects, allegorical subjects.

Louisa Anne Stuart spent her childhood in Paris where her father, Sir Charles Stuart (later Lord Stuart de Rothesay), was serving as a British diplomat. In 1830 her family returned to England and settled in Highcliffe in Hampshire. Louisa received no formal training but in 1835 she visited Rome and Naples where she made copies of the Old Masters. She also studied from nature and observed the work of the many artists commissioned to paint her portrait, including Hayter, Francis Grant and George Frederick Watts. In 1842 she married Henry de la Poer Beresford, 3rd Marquess of Waterford, and moved to his estate in Curraghmore, Ireland. She met Ruskin in the 1850s and they became close friends. She also became acquainted with Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelites at around this time. Both Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites were to exert a lasting influence on her work. In 1859, following the death of her husband in a hunting accident, she moved to Ford Castle in Northumberland where she painted her most ambitious work, a series of frescoes, ...


German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1865, in Heilbronn (Baden-Württemberg); died 1934.

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

Wengel was a student at the academy of fine art in Leipzig from 1879 to 1886, and then at the academy in Dresden, from where he graduated in ...


French, 16th century, male.

Born in Neufchâteau (Vosges).

Engraver, goldsmith.

Active between 1503 and 1533, Jacquemin Woeiriot made engravings to illustrate Books of Hours and scientific works as well as engravings of religious subjects. He was the father of Claude Woeiriot.


Mexican, 20th century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 16 August 1886, in Durango; died 22 September 1946, in Mexico.

Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, nudes, portraits, genre scenes, sporting subjects, landscapes with figures, still-lifes.

Ángel Zárraga was a pupil at the Academia de San Carlos in Mexico, where he was trained by Julio Ruelas and German Gedovius. From 1904 he undertook various trips to Europe, studying in Brussels, Madrid, Toledo and Florence. He returned to Mexico in 1907 and 1910 before settling in Paris. He stayed in France until 1940 before returning to Mexico in 1941, where he spent the last years of his life....


American, 19th century, male.

Born 7 May 1868, in New Windsor-on-Hudson (New York); died 1952, in Baltimore.

Painter, illustrator, muralist. Religious subjects.

Lee Woodward Zeigler was director of the St Paul Institute of Art in from 1910 to 1918. He painted the ceiling of the St Paul's Central Library with medallions representing the Muses, Graces, Fates and Furies, interspersed with monograms of famous painters. He executed illustrations for luxury editions of Balzac, Théophile Gautier and Charles Kingsley....


American, 20th century, male.

Born 10 September 1946, in Brooklyn, New York.

Book artist, educator. Computer and video art.

Paul Zelevansky received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and his MA and EdD in arts education from Columbia Teachers College. While attending Carnegie Mellon, Zelevansky met his wife Lynn, a prominent curator and director of the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh....


Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 15 August 1834, in Sumiswald; died 28 May 1884, in Rome.

Painter, copyist. Religious subjects, landscapes.

In 1857, Jakob Zürcher went to Rome, where he lived for almost all of his life. From 1875, a nervous condition obliged him to put off his work and rest for a year....