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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1912, in Zingem.

Painter, engraver. Religious subjects.

Jos van den Abeele was a student at the fine art academies of Audenaerde, Ghent and Tournai. He used country folk as models for his works, which were often symbolic in nature.

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Polish, 18th century, male.

Active in Galicia and in Podolia towards the end of the 18th century.

Draughtsman, engraver (line-engraving). Religious subjects.

Two engravings by J. Adam are known: one depicting St Anthony at Kamieniec in Podolia, the other portraying the Archbishop of Halic. These works are signed ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 30 April 1764, in Milan; died 11 February 1849, in Florence.

Painter, draughtsman (including ink), watercolourist, engraver (line-engraving). Allegorical subjects, historical subjects, battles, genre scenes, scenes with figures. Decorative schemes, church decoration, decorative designs.

After studying in Milan and Rome, Ademollo was invited to Florence to decorate the Teatro della Pergola (which has since been destroyed). He settled in Florence until his death and was widely regarded as one of the neo-classical masters of the Tuscan School. At the start of his career, he painted principally arabesques, but went on to develop his technique to the point where Ferdinand III commissioned him to decorate the Pitti Palace and to paint historical and allegorical subjects for its individual rooms. One of his best-known works is ...

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 18 February 1912, in Baku.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, engraver, decorative designer. Religious subjects, figures, nudes, scenes with figures, landscapes, seascapes, architectural views, still-lifes, animals. Designs for tapestries, designs for mosaics, murals, church decoration.

A self-taught artist of Armenian origin, George Akopian went to France in ...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1584, in Borgo San Sepolcro; died 1638, in Rome.

Painter, sculptor, engraver. Religious subjects.

Son of Durante Alberti and brother of Alberto Alberti; studied in his father's studio and went on to produce paintings that hang in the cathedral of his native town, in San Giovanni and in Rome. Among these is an ...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Rome.

Born 1593, in Borgo San Sepolcro.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, art theorist. Religious subjects. Frescoes.

Served as Secretary to the Accademia di San Luca in Rome (founded by Zuccharo). In 1585, he published in Rome a benchmark Treatise on the Noble Art of Painting...

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German, 16th century, male.

Born 1502, in Paderborn (Westphalia); died c. 1558, in Soest.

Painter, designer of ornamental architectural features, engraver. Religious subjects, portraits.

Some biographers cite Heinrich Aldegrever's birthplace as the town of Paderborn, Germany, where his parents lived, while others claim it as Soest. He certainly lived in Soest after having completed his studies. In his study of the 'Little Masters' (so called because they engraved mostly small plates), Albert Rosemberg disputes that he studied under Dürer. Rosemburg even claims that he had never been to Nuremberg, despite van Melder's confirmation that Aldegrever worked at the high altar of a church in the town. It is indisputable, however, that Dürer strongly influenced him. Other artists who influenced him are Barthel Beham and Georg Pencz....

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 24 March 1859, in Angers; died 1941, in Angers.

Painter, decorative artist, lithographer. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, genre scenes. Designs for stained glass.

He was a pupil of Ernest Hebert and Luc-Olivier Merson at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Between ...

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German, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1480, in Altdorf, in Regensburg according to some sources; died 1538, in Regensburg.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, architect. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, hunting scenes, landscapes, landscapes with figures.

Danube School.

Albrecht Altdorfer could be considered as important an artist as Dürer. He probably acquired basic artistic skills while working with his father Ulbrich, who is known to have became a burgher of Regensburg in 1478. Albrecht is also believed to have studied the art of miniature painting. Almost all of his artistic activity took place in Regensburg where he worked from 1508 in various official capacities, playing an active role in the public life of the town. In 1526 he was nominated as the town's architect and directed building works on the ramparts and slaughterhouses. He also became a member of the town council....

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German, 16th century, male.

Active between 1512 and 1561.

Painter, engraver (wood), illustrator. Religious subjects.

Erhard Altdorfer is believed to have been the brother of Albrecht Altdorfer. The latter mentions him in his will, dated 12 February 1538, as a citizen of Schwerin. Erhard was a painter to the court of Prince Henry the Peaceful and accompanied him to a royal wedding in Wittenburg. This occasion is believed to have given him the opportunity to meet Lucas Cranach, whose influence can be detected in some of his works. In 1516 he painted an altarpiece in Sternberg, Germany, which has been lost. In a 1552 letter to the young Duke John-Albert of Mecklenburg, he gives the impression of having been an architect along with his brother. Erhard Altdorfer is known today for his wood engravings, some of which are signed with a monogram formed by an intertwining of the letters ...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active in Poland and Austria.

Born 8 May 1657, in Naples; died 14 September 1745, in Heiligenkreuz (Lower Austria).

Painter, fresco artist, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

He travelled to Rome and studied under B. Gaulli (better known as Baciccio) and C. Maratti. He was 27 when he was invited to Warsaw by the then King Sobieski, at which juncture Altomonte translated his name into German and became Martin Hohenberg. For a period of close on seven years he was court painter in Poland; in ...

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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Born c. 1844, in Barcelona; died 8 January 1888, in Barcelona.

Painter, watercolourist, lithographer. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Having begun his artistic studies in Barcelona, Amado Bernardet completed them in various parts of Europe. He occupied a prominent place among Spanish painters exhibiting at the Paris salons. His works include ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1505, in Motta di Livenza; died 9 March 1588, in San Vito, in Friuli.

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

Pomponio Amalteo was the son of Leonardo, a burgess of Motta, and of Natalia, the sister of the Latin scholars Paolo Marcantonio and Francesco Amaltei. He was a pupil of Pordenone and became his brother-in-law. His reputation quickly grew and he received important commissions within the province....

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Romanian, 19th century, male.

Born 1831, in Câmpulung; died 19 August 1891.

Painter, engraver. Religious subjects, genre scenes.

After studying in Bucharest under Lecca and Wallenstein, Theodor Aman moved to Paris where he continued his artistic education under the guidance of Drolling and Picot at the École des Beaux-Arts in ...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Painter, engraver. Religious subjects.

Little is known of his painted work, but he left a certain number of etchings that demonstrate a light and sensitive touch reminiscent of the easy manner of Guido Reni and Biscaino of Genoa. Also notable are ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1808, in Paris; died 29 April 1885, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, nudes, portraits, genre scenes.

A pupil of Ingres (whose 'unwitting' disregard of colour he deplored), Amaury-Duval was first and foremost a portraitist who painted, among others, the novelist Alexandre Dumas and the celebrated French actress Rachel. However, the most interesting thing about his body of work remains his decoration of various churches in and around Paris, notably those at St-Merri, St-Germain-l'Auxerrois and St-Germain-en-Laye. Beraldi makes reference to one of Amaury-Duval's engravings: ...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1600, in Bologna; died after 1678.

Painter, decorative designer, fresco artist, engraver. Religious subjects, architectural views, perspectives, landscapes. Church decoration.

Studied initially under Bernardino Baldi, then Calvaert, following whose death in 1619 Ambrogi spent years studying with Francesco Brizio (from whom he takes his sobriquet Menichino del Brizio). Ambrogi quickly made a reputation for himself as a painter of frescoes and oils, not least in his depiction of landscape, architecture and perspective. The Uffizi in Florence houses two of his religious landscapes; his ...

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Austrian, 19th century, male.

Born 14 April 1803, in Vienna; died 15 January 1887, in Vienna.

Painter, engraver, illuminator. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Biedermeier.

Amerling was from a poor family and had to overcome numerous obstacles in order to get his artistic career under way. He began by illuminating geographical maps and doing line engravings. In ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1675, in Venice, in 1682 in Naples, Italy according to some sources; died 1752, in Madrid.

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

Amigoni's work betrays the influence of Ricci and Solimena. Among his earlier paintings are two altarpieces painted for the church of the Fathers of the Oratory in Venice, and a painting of ...

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 17 December 1791, in Schinznach; died 14 May 1849, in Munich.

Engraver (burin/etching), draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits. Frontispieces.

Samuel Amsler learnt basic drawing skills from Wildegg, and was later a pupil of burin engraver Oberkogler in Zurich, and Johann Heinrich Lips and Karl Hess at the academy in Munich. In 1816, he went to Rome with painter Joh. Anton Ramboux and became friends with and an associate of Overbeck, Cornelius, Thorvaldsen and other young artists of the Nazarene school. This is how he and his friend Barth came to engrave the frontispiece of Cornelius's ...