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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1795, in Urbino; died 1857, in Rome.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Filippo Agricola trained at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome. He studied to increase his knowledge of the Old Masters of the 16th century and the ancients. He was soon regarded as one of the most skilled painters of Rome. He was entrusted with important works. He painted in the churches of S Onofrio, S Giovanni in Laterano, and others. He was working at S Paolo fuori le Mura when he died. He was a distinguished painter of portraits, including ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1750, in Rome.

Painter, copyist. Religious subjects.

Followed in the footsteps of his mentor Christoph Unterberger, painting chiefly churches, but also produced drawings for subsequent engraving, notably: Christ on the Cross (De la Cour) and Life of Jesus and the Virgin...

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Cordova School.

In 1570, Baltasar del Aguila executed the altar of the hospice of S Sebastian in Cordova.

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

School of Seville.

Luis del Aguila worked in Jaen under the direction of Pedro de Valdelviria. He was summoned to Seville Cathedral in 1553 to assess the work on the sides of the high altar tabernacle.

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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Active in Spain.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

A pupil of Cloostermans, Agullo became a member of the academy of arts in Valencia in 1828, and was appointed director of the department of sculpture. He sculpted works for the eastern Spanish towns of Potries, Orihuela and Almoradí....

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Spanish, 17th century, male.

Born in Cocentaina; died 1646, in Cocentaina.

Painter. History painting, religious subjects.

In 1637, Agullo painted an altarpiece for the convent of St Sebastian in his home town in eastern Spain.

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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Born 1753, in Barcelona; died 1800.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects.

Having begun his studies in his native city, Agustín moved to Rome to join the studio of Anton Raphael Mengs. He became one of his master's most skilled imitators. On his return to Spain he became the first director of the school of drawing in Cordova. In ...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Sculptor, modeller. Religious subjects.

Worked on Osimi Cathedral near Ancona in 1660 and subsequently at Matelica and La Sapienza in Rome.

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German, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Painted the large crucifixion which hangs behind the altar in St John's church in Jena.

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Polish, 18th century, male.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

Initially a Jesuit, later a lay preacher and parish priest, Andreas Ahorn painted a number of frescoes to decorate the Jesuit church and then the Piarist church at Piotrków.

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German, 17th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

In 1620, he did some works for the church of the monastery of Ochsenhausen.

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 29 July 1806, in Rodez (Aveyron); died 18 August 1867, in Paris.

Painter. History painting, religious subjects, allegorical subjects, portraits.

Aiffre entered the Guillon-Lethière workshop in 1825. His focus was on historical subjects, particularly those of a religious or allegorical nature. He also painted numerous portraits. His final painting, ...

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German, 18th century, male.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

This Bavarian artist is known for his frescoes of Gars market hall and the decoration of the nave of the monastic church there in 1777.

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Innsbruck.

Died 1684.

Painter. Religious subjects.

His name first appears in 1663. In 1674 he painted crib scenes, and in 1675 he worked on the Holy Sepulchre of the church of St Nicholas near Innsbruck. In 1683 he gained permission to sell pictures in a shop near the Hoftor....

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French, 19th century, female.

Died 27 January 1887, in Lyons.

Painter, pastellist. Religious subjects, genre scenes, portraits, interiors.

Ailliod exhibited in Lyons, where she had settled. She first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1848-1849. She worked predominantly in oils and pastels.

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Aimi  

Japanese, 9th – 10th century, male.

Active in Kyoto 9th-10th century.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Aimi was the son and pupil of Kose no Kanaoka, the founder of the Kose school, and a member of the imperial bureau of painting. Like his father he painted mainly Buddhist subjects as well as imaginary scenes....

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Active during the first half of the 19th century.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Aindi de Forlì made the altar and two high choir walls for the Chapel of the Blessed Virgin of Juaca in the Cathedral of Forlì. Adapted from the plans of the architects Luigi Mirri and Gaetano Stegan, these works in marble were remarkable in terms of skill....

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 1807, in Munich; died December 1870.

Painter, designer (stained glass), draughtsman. Figures, church interiors, architectural views.

He first studied architecture at the academy in Munich. His designs for ornamentation enabled him to get a job as a designer at the Nymphenburg royal porcelain works. Ainmiller was, however, not to be confined to such secondary employment. His aptitude for glass painting soon manifested itself in experiments, then in more substantial works that brought his talent to the fore. Ainmiller's stained glass can be seen in cathedrals in Regensburg, Speyer, Cologne and St Paul's in London. Geissler engraved ...

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Italian, 17th century, female.

Died 1670, in Genoa.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Genoese School.

Studied painting under Domenico Fiasella (known as 'Sarzana') and painted several works for churches in Genoa. She entered the Genoan convent of S Bartolomeo dell'Oliveta, but continued to paint after taking the veil....

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 13 January 1926, in Edinburgh.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes, still-lifes.

London Group.

Craigie Aitchison studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London from 1952 to 1954. In 1955 he was awarded a British Council scholarship and travelled to Italy, where he was affected by the light and landscapes of that country and by early Italian art. Using a deliberately blurred diaphanous technique, he paints a wide range of subjects in a Symbolist style with a certain degree of real or apparent naivety. His portraits, typically set against single colour backgrounds, recall the work of André Derain. It is in his poetic and harmonious landscapes that his affection for Italy is most apparent, as are his references to his native Scotland. Aitchison's subjects have included the Isle of Arran and his farmhouse near Siena, with his use of colour becoming more vibrant and lyrical as his work developed. A favourite religious subject is the Crucifixion which, like the artists of the Italian Renaissance, he sets in the landscapes that surround him. In ...