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Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 15 April 1867, in Valencia; died 1945, in Barcelona.

Painter, art restorer. Figure compositions, portraits, interiors, landscapes, seascapes.

Borras y Abella was the son of Vicente Borras y Mompo, from whom he received his first painting lessons. He then studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Barcelona, where he later became a professor. Though he specialised in portraiture, Borras y Abella also painted extensive compositions with figures, as well as landscapes and seascapes. He was also a skilled conservator, and worked for Catalan collectors and Spanish museums....

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1813, in Paris; died 1891, in Paris.

Ironworker, art restorer.

Pierre Boulanger was primarily a restorer, reviving the techniques of the 13th and 14th centuries for the wrought iron-work of the churches of St-Gilles du Gard, Vézelay, St-Paul in Nîmes and St-Étienne in Beauvais, but especially for the hinges of the central door of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris....

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 27 March 1937, in Veigné.

Painter, sculptor, art restorer.

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1770, in Paris; died 1846.

Engraver.

He engraved medals of the major personalities and events of the Empire, the Restoration, and the July Monarchy.

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Dutch, 19th century, male.

Born 1776 or 1778, in Dordrecht; died 25 April 1853, in Dordrecht.

Painter, art restorer. Landscapes.

Michiel Van den Broek studied under A.Lamme and J.B. Scheffer; he painted imitations of Old Masters and restored paintings.

Amsterdam, 19 Oct 1993: The Meuse (Maas) near Dordrecht: Ferryman, Peasants and Livestock near a Farm...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 11 February 1763, in Toulon; died 28 February 1831, in Toulon.

Sculptor, draughtsman, art restorer. Religious subjects, seascapes. Decorative schemes.

Brun first studied sculpture at the workshop of the Port of Toulon, before moving to Rome in 1782, where he spent six months perfecting his art with the Roman masters of the day. With no means to support himself, he eventually returned to France. Two years later, influential patrons secured him a grant from the King, enabling him to study in Italy for a further four years. Upon his return to Toulon in ...

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Australian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1959.

Painter. Scenes with figures.

Gil Bruvel lived first in the south of France, where he worked as a picture restorer before beginning to produce his own paintings. He retains from his early training as a restorer a smooth and precise technique. This has perhaps encouraged his taste for fantastic themes that derive from Surrealist imagery. These require a particularly detailed technique and are reminiscent of the cosmic imagination of Hieronymus Bosch in ...

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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Painter.

Around 1830 José Bueno was the restorer of the paintings in the collection of King Ferdinand VII.

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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Lille.

Sculptor.

In 1538, Capitaine sculpted statues of Christ, the Virgin, the Emperor and the King of Spain for the Burgomasters' Hall, where in 1597 he carried out various restoration works.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active 1442-1509.

Born c. 1420, in Perugia; died c. 1505, in Perugia.

Painter, decorative artist, art restorer. Religious subjects. Banners, armorials.

Perugian School.

Bartolomeo Caporali was active between 1472 and 1499 in Perugia. Nothing is known of his training but from his first work, an ...