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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1634, in Rome; died 1689, in Rome.

Painter, fresco artist, sculptor, decorative artist, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects.

Ciro Ferri was Pietro da Cortona's outstanding pupil. He frequently worked alongside da Cortona and was retained on a regular basis by Pope Alexander VII and Prince Borghese. Grand Duke Cosimo III invited him to the Palazzo Pitti in Florence to complete frescoes left unfinished by da Cortona. By all accounts, Ferri did an excellent job and was soon entrusted with additional decorative work, including ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, landscapes.

Feugère des Forts was an amateur painter who exhibited landscapes at the Paris Salon in 1824 and 1834. He produced some church paintings and a series of vignettes for the French encyclopedia Encyclopédie portative. These were engraved by Girardot....

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Swiss, 20th century, female.

Active from 1923 active in France.

Born 8 August 1904, in Basel; died 12 January 1977, in Mulhouse, France.

Painter, draughtswoman, illustrator. Religious subjects, rustic scenes, popular scenes. Stage sets.

Véronique Filozof arrived in Paris in 1923, but did not begin her career as a painter until the age of 44. She started her apprenticeship with traditional painting, attempting to portray a resemblance of the subject. However, allergic to any artifice such as perspective, and on the advice of the critic Georges Besson, she began to draw in other ways with only a pen and a bottle of Indian ink. Her main subject was, she stressed: 'Man: his life, his work, his joys, his sorrows'. She worked extensively in series, sometimes assembling drawings in volumes. The first of them was ...

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Spanish, 20th century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 5 February 1897, in Murcia; died 1967, in Paris (?).

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, pastellist, engraver (etching), draughtsman, illustrator. Figure compositions, figures, bullfighting scenes, harbour views. Church decoration, stage sets, stage costumes.

Following the collapse of the family business, Pedro Flores was allowed to leave school and study drawing at the Friends of Murcia academy where he was awarded the Government of Murcia Prize for Painting at a very young age. He also appears to have studied at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid. In ...

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born February 1860, in London; died 1941.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator. Scenes with figures, religious subjects, mythological subjects.

Henry Ford studied at Cambridge, under Alphonse Legros, an engraver friend of Whistler and the Pre-Raphaelites, and under Hubert von Herkomer at the school he founded in Bushey. He associated with the Pre-Raphaelite artist Burne-Jones and was influenced by him. He was known mainly for the illustrations that he published between ...

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French, 20th century, female.

Born 27 January 1907, in Paris; died 21 January 1993, in Clamart, near Paris.

Painter (including gouache), illustrator. Religious subjects, figures, nudes, interiors, flowers, landscapes, still-lifes.

Marie-Rose Fouque studied at the Atelier d'Art Sacré in Paris, under the direction of Georges Desvallière and Maurice Denis. She painted landscapes of Brittany, the Midi region, the Yvelines in Andrésy, working in her studio from her sketches. She illustrated Giraudoux's ...

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French, 15th century, male.

Born c. 1420, in Tours; died between 1477 and 1481, in Tours.

Painter, miniaturist, illuminator. Religious subjects, portraits.

Once considered to be one of the most famous painters of his time, Fouquet was forgotten so completely that when two of his paintings were acquired by the Louvre in the 19th century, one was listed as a 'Greek work', while the other was described as a work of the German school. His resurrection is due mainly to the intuition of a collector who anticipated by a long way the work of scholars. In ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1854, in Paris; died 17 December 1937, in L'Isle-Adam (Val-d'Oise).

Painter, sculptor, engraver, illustrator. Religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes, landscapes with figures.

He enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he studied sculpture under Jean Gautherin; he subsequently turned to painting and studied under Jean-Paul Laurens. Fourié exhibited for the first time at the Paris Salon in ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 14 April 1886 or or, in Paris; died April 1953.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, humorist, illustrator. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes with figures, landscapes, still-lifes, flowers. Stage sets, stage costumes.

André Foy began his career by producing drawings for various humorous French newpapers and the London ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born October 1780, in Grasse; died 10 November 1850, in Paris.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator, lithographer. History painting, religious subjects, mythological subjects. Murals.

Alexandre Evariste studied under his father Jean-Honoré Fragonard and under Jacques-Louis David. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1799 to 1842...

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Bohemian School, 18th century, male.

Active in Praguec.1700.

Engraver. Religious subjects. Frontispieces.

P.J. Franck engraved images of saints, and several frontispieces.

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 17 June 1820, in Paris; died 1 March 1900, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, genre scenes.

Jacques Froment-Delormel studied under Pierre Jules Jollivet, Paul Lecomte and Amaury-Duval. He settled in Autun (Saône-et-Loire) in 1846...

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Austrian, 19th century, male.

Born 9 February 1800, in Kratzau (now Chrastava); died 13 March 1876, in Vienna.

Painter, fresco artist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects.

Having worked in Prague under Bergler, Führich studied in Vienna in 1827 and drew and painted several romantic scenes....

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1890, in Ferrara; died 1972, in Appiano Gentile.

Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, illustrator. Mythological subjects, historical subjects, figures, portraits, nudes, landscapes, urban landscapes, architectural views. Murals, designs for mosaics, frescoes, church decoration.

Futurism, Novecento Italiano.

School of Milan.

Virgile Funi (known as Achille) studied at the Dosso Dossi Institute in Ferrara, then at the Brera Accademia di Belle Arti, in Milan, from 1906 to 1910, where he was a student of Tallone. In 1912, he founded the 'perifuturist' group ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born in St Louis.

Painter, illustrator. Church decoration.

Thomas Furlong studied at the Art Students' League in New York, of which he later became a member. He produced church decorations.

Kettlewell, James K.: Artists of Lake George, 1776-1976, exhibition catalogue, 1976....

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Swiss, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1741, in Zurich; died 16 April 1825, in Putney Heath, Surrey, England.

Painter, illustrator. Figure compositions, mythological subjects, religious subjects, figures, portraits.

Henry Fuseli was the second son of Johann Caspar Füssli, portrait painter and writer on art. His father guided him towards a career in the church and, despite feeling drawn towards art, he submitted to the will of his father, studying theology at the University of Zurich. Alongside his theological studies, he read English and it was through this that he became acquainted with the philosopher Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801). Fuseli and Lavater read Shakespeare together and discussed poetry, physiology and art. Drawn together by their shared interests, as well as their different aptitudes and studies, they developed a friendship that was to last throughout their lifetimes. Having learnt that a magistrate in Zurich, the bailiff Grebel, was constantly committing acts of injustice, the two men wrote to him, demanding that he make amends for his misdeeds or else they would make them public. When the magistrate ignored their letter, they published a work entitled ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Marcilly-sur-Eure from 1984.

Born 10 March 1946, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), installation artist, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Mythological subjects, religious subjects, figure compositions, genre scenes, portraits, nudes, landscapes, still-lifes. Wall decorations, stage sets.

Nouvelle Figuration.

Gérard Garouste was mostly self-taught. He went to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris for a brief period in ...

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1862, in Birmingham; died 4 June 1928.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, worker in precious metals, designer. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, portraits. Jewellery.

Arts and Crafts.

Arthur Joseph Gaskin studied at the Birmingham School of Art, where he later taught. He was a member of the Arts and Crafts movement founded by William Morris, whose aim was to revitalise the decorative arts. From 1899, together with his wife Georgina Cave France, he created gold and silver jewellery, sometimes decorated with enamel. In 1902, he replaced R. Catterson Smith as director of the Birmingham School of Jewellery. He exhibited paintings at the Royal Academy in London in 1889 and 1890 and jewellery at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle....

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 8 May 1639, in Genoa; died 2 April 1709, in Rome.

Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman, copyist. Religious subjects, portraits.

Giovanni Battista Gaulli was born into a family of Venetian extraction. His first teacher was Luciano Borzone, one of the most accomplished teachers living in Genoa at the time. Gaulli lost his parents and nine siblings during the plague year of ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 20 September 1795, in Lyons; died 24 July 1862, in Lyons.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, lithographer. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, military subjects, battles, portraits, genre scenes, interiors with figures.

Genod followed courses at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons, studying under Pierre Révoil ...