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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1709, in Venice; died 1787, in Venice.

Painter. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Venetian School.

Francesco Zugno studied with G.B. Tiepolo. He worked for several churches in Venice.

Wiesbaden (Wiesbaden Mus.): Anthony and Cleopatra

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 3 May 1827, in Lucerne; died 15 January 1909, in Lucerne.

Painter, watercolourist. Religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes with figures, waterscapes, mountainscapes.

Zünd was the youngest of three boys. He travelled in Switzerland and in Germany, studied with François Diday and Alexandre Calame in Geneva, and went to Paris in 1852. After studying Nicolas Louis Cabat, Alexandre Decamps, François Louis Français, Constant Troyon and the Barbizon School, he went to Dresden for several months before returning to Lucerne. In 1896, he was made a doctor ...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active at the end of the 15th century.

Born in Cremona; died 1538.

Painter. Landscapes.

Giovanni Maria Zupelli was a landscape painter who introduced religious subject matter into his work.

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Spanish, 17th century, male.

Born in Fuente de Cantos (Extremadura), baptised 7 November 1598; died 27 August 1664 , in Madrid.

Painter. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Andalusian School.

Francisco de Zurbarán was born in the village of Fuente de Cantos (Badajoz Province, Extremadura). His name suggests a Basque origin. His parents, who were peasants, sent him to Seville in 1614, where he became an apprentice to the painter Pedro Diaz Villanueva for two years. Zurbarán did not join any of the distinguished studios that flourished in the city at the time, and it seems that he borrowed little from the refined style that Francisco Pacheco pursued or the great Italian decorative tradition revived in Spain by Juan de Roelas. He must, however, have known these artists personally and soon been on an equal footing with them. He came to know Pacheco’s son-in-law, the young Diego Velázquez. The two painters would maintain their friendship throughout their lives, although their careers took different directions. In 1617, Zurbarán returned to Extremadura. He established his studio in the small town of Llerena, near his native village, where he married, had several children, and worked for the next 10 years....

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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....

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 17 May 1819, in Menzingen; died 6 January 1902, in Zug.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Haver Zurcher was a pupil at the Kunstakademie in Munich. He painted altarpieces for churches in Appenzell, Baar, Bellikon, Menzingen and Oberwil.

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Swiss, 15th – 16th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

School of Zurich.

Several works are grouped under the name 'Zurich Masters of the Carnation', which includes at least two studios.

Attempts were initially made to identify the mark with the glass painter Peter Reiner, who was active in Zurich between ...

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Flemish School, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1510, in Liège; died 1567 or 1575, in Frankfurt am Main (?).

Painter, engraver. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, portraits.

The grandson of Lambert Zutman I, he was a pupil of Lambert Lombard who was his brother-in-law through his second wife, giving rise to confusion between the two men....

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Dutch, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 16 May 1862, in The Hague; died 11 December 1931, in The Hague.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver (etching). Religious subjects, local figures, genre scenes, landscapes with figures, still-lifes, flowers, animals.

Willemus de Zwart studied at the Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague and under Jacob Maris. He exhibited in Paris, where he secured an honourable mention at the Exposition Universelle of ...

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Active in Utrecht during the first half of the 17th century.

Painter. Religious subjects.

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1607, in Haarlem, Leiden, or Amsterdam; died 1665, buried 19 December in Amsterdam.

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

Around 1629 Gerard Pietersz. van Zyl was studying with Jan Pynas in Amsterdam. From 1639 to 1641 he worked in London, where he became a friend of Van Dyck. He later returned to Amsterdam....

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Swiss, 20th century, male.

Born 1889, in Chaux-de-Fonnier.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes.

Philippe Aurèle Zysset taught at the art college in Geneva and was himself a painter of portraits, landscapes of the Jura, and religious allegories ( Faith, Hope and Charity). His technique developed from Post-Impressionist Naturalism to a more expressive fantasy-like approach....