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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 24 March 1876, in Quimperlé; died February 1960, in Larmor.

Painter, engraver. History painting, religious subjects, landscapes.

Adolphe Beaufrère came to Paris in 1894 and studied with Gustave Moreau. In 1897, he was admitted to the painting section of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, where he met Matisse, Manquet and Rouault. He exhibited paintings in most of the Paris Salons, including the Salon des Artistes Français in 1898, the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1899, the Salon des Indépendants from 1907 and the Salon d'Automne in 1910. He showed his engravings at the Salon des Tuileries and the exhibitions of the Société des Peintres-Graveurs Français. He has featured in group exhibitions including 2001, ...


French, 19th century, male.

Born 1812, in Lannion (Côtes-d'Armor); died 12 January 1888, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, lithographer. Religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes.

Son of the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Beaumont, who entrusted his son's education to the painter Boissellier. Boissellier encouraged his pupil to model several statuettes, but Charles Edouard expressed a clear preference for painting. Accordingly, it was as a landscape painter that he first exhibited at the 1838 Salon with a ...


Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 27 November 1851, in Geneva; died 25 October 1922.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, decorative designer. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes. Murals.

De Beaumont attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and studied under Jean-Léon Gérome before returning to Geneva, where he divided his time between decorative painting and pictures. In ...


French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 28 May 1778, in Puy-en-Velay (Haute-Loire); died 1 October 1855, in Feurs (Loire).

Painter, lithographer. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes.

One of the founders of the Musée du Puy (Haute-Loire), France, he painted a Christ on the Cross for the court of assizes in his home town, which now hangs in the cathedral. He was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in ...


German, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1480, in Augsburg; died 1542, in Augsburg.

Painter, engraver, illuminator, illustrator. Religious subjects.

Augsburg School.

Both alone and in collaboration with his son, Leonhard Beck made numerous illuminations and woodcuts. He is believed to have assisted Holbein the Elder. Received as a master in ...


German, 19th century, male.

Born 31 August 1827, in Berlin; died 26 April 1891, in Berlin.

Painter, engraver. Religious subjects, genre scenes.

Karl Becker first trained at the academy of art in Berlin and was then taught by Buchorn and Ernst Mandel. He worked in aquatint, mostly after modern artists. He also engraved ...


German, 20th century, male.

Born 12 February 1884, in Leipzig; died 27 December 1950, in New York.

Painter, engraver, lithographer. Figure compositions, religious subjects, mythological subjects.

Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity).

Max Beckmann studied at the Weimar academy from 1899 to 1903, before making his first journey to Paris, where he had use of a studio in Montparnasse. It was around this time that he discovered the ...


Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Italy.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, decorative artist. Religious subjects.

Son of Giulio Cesare Bedeschini. He painted altarpieces for the churches of S Catarina and S Michele, and decorated the interior of the magistrate courts in Aquila in Abruzzi.


German, 16th century, male.

Born in Nuremberg; died, in Italy.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, battles, portraits.

Nuremberg School.

The younger brother of Hans Sebald Beham, Barthel Beham began working at a very young age; his earliest prints are dated 1520. His independent character and religious views, considered to be heretical, forced him to take refuge in Munich. He then entered the service of Duke William IV of Bavaria, contributing to the decoration of the Duke's new palace. He remained in the court of the Duke until about ...


German, 16th century, male.

Born in Nuremberg; died, in Frankfurt.

Painter, sculptor, engraver (etching/burin/wood), draughtsman. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, military subjects, allegorical subjects, figures, portraits, animals.

Nuremberg School.

Elder brother of Barthel Beham, Hans Sebald Beham is said to have been instructed by Albrecht Dürer, whose influence he certainly shows. He was also influenced by the work of Albrecht Altdorfer. Like his brother, Hans Sebald was already producing works when very young. In ...


German, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 15 October 1665, in Ravensburg; died 16 October 1748, in Munich.

Painter, engraver (including etching). Religious subjects, battles, landscapes, landscapes with figures.

Son, and probably pupil, of Daniel Beich. For a commission by the Bavarian court to paint the battles of Hungary (in which Max Emmanuel of Bavaria took part from 1683 to 1688), he executed 11 large paintings which are currently in Schleissheim. However, he preferred painting landscapes and was inspired in this genre by the style of Claude Lorraine, Gaspard Dughet and Salvator Rosa, artists he had had the opportunity to study during a long visit to Italy. Several etchings of landscapes are attributed to him....


British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 April 1863, in London; died 27 November 1933, in London.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, illustrator. Figure compositions, religious subjects, mythological subjects, landscapes.

Robert Anning Bell was the pupil of Aimé Morot in Paris and of Sir George Frampton in London. He taught at University College, Liverpool (...


Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 18 May 1610, in Florence; died 22 July 1664, in Florence.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Son of the sculptor Francesco della Bella. His father wanted him to follow in his footsteps but relented when Stefano's talent for drawing manifested itself at an early age. His family sent him to study painting under Cesare Dandini, but Stefano opted instead to study engraving, joining the workshop of Remigio Cantagallina (who had previously instructed Jacques Callot). Della Bella worked in Italy from 1633 to 1639, then moved to Paris - where he was known as Étienne de la Belle. He remained in Paris from 1640 to 1649, although he spent some time in Holland in 1646. In Paris, he engraved for Silvestre, notably a remarkable ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 1933, in Bordeaux.

Painter (including gouache), draughtsman, printmaker (monotypes). Religious subjects, local scenes (bullfighting).

Claude Bellan studied humanities, and began painting in 1952 under the influence of Matisse. He continued to work part-time at the Centre Nationale des Recherches Scientifiques (CNRS). Since the 1990s, he has lived and worked in Pugnac, in the Gironde....


French, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1575; died 1616, in Nancy.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits.

Lorraine School.

In the early 17th century he was known in Nancy as a portrait painter. From 1602 to 1616 he was in the service of Charles III, the Duke of Lorraine, creating artworks for the ducal palace (for the Galerie des Cerfs and the Galerie Neuve, which have since been destroyed). For this project, which he did not complete until 1611, we know that he borrowed themes from Roman history. He also made decorative pieces for the arrival of Queen Marguerite de Gonzaga in Nancy. He chose religious subjects too, although very few of his paintings have survived. His ...


French, 18th century, male.

Active in Paris between 1745 and 1770.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes.

He dedicated his complete works - 21 etchings - to the Cabinet des Estampes of the Louvre, Paris. They depict scenes from the New Testament, the most important one of which is ...


Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 10 July 1790, in Ebikon, near Lucerne; died 11 May 1845.

Painter, lithographer, draughtsman. Religious subjects, historical subjects, battles, panoramas.

Belliger devoted himself to genre painting and battle painting. However, at the age of 26 he painted an altarpiece for Horw church depicting ...


Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1928, in Colognola ai Colli, near Verona.

Painter, engraver, graphic designer, fresco artist, sculptor. Religious subjects. Designs for stained glass.

Bellomi studied initially at the Cignaroli Academy in Verona. After World War II, he worked as a coal miner in St-Étienne in France. However, he spent most of his life in Verona where, ...


Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active also active in Austria, Germany and Great Britain.

Born 1654, in Pieve di Soligo (Treviso); died 1726, in Pieve di Soligo.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. History painting, religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects.

Belluci worked in churches in Treviso, Venice, Vicenza, Verona, Catagnaro (near Verona) and in the Verona suburb of Cariano. He travelled to Vienna in 1709, where he painted portraits of Joseph I and his successor Charles VI. During his stay there, Belluci also painted decorations for the palace of the Prince of Liechtenstein and for the castle of Feldsberg. He subsequently travelled to Düsseldorf at the invitation of the Palatinate Emperor, on whose behalf he painted numerous works, notably ...


French, 19th century, male.

Born 23 June 1844, in Goderville (Seine-Maritime).

Architect, engraver (etching), watercolourist. Religious subjects, architectural views, urban landscapes.

Architect who studied under Paccardi; won the Prix de Rome in 1867. Also produced a number of etchings.

Le Havre: Mulberry Courtyard at the École des Beaux-Arts...