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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...


German, 15th century, male.

Born c. 1435; died 1504.

Painter, miniaturist, illuminator, writer, printer. Religious subjects.

School of Alsace.

Hans Baemler's name appears for the first time in 1453. He established himself in Augsburg as a printer. His name appears on two miniatures, a Crucifixion...


American, 20th century, male.

Born 2 September 1911, in Charlotte (North Carolina); died 12 March 1988, in New York.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, lithographer, screen printer, engraver, collage artist, newspaper cartoonist, illustrator, art theorist. Religious subjects, figure compositions, local figures. Humorous cartoons, frontispieces, stage sets...


British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 28 November 1757, in London, United Kingdom; died 12 August 1827, in London.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator, poet. Religious subjects, figure compositions.

William Blake was the son of a draper. He showed a strong artistic tendency from an early age and, at the age of 10, started to study drawing at Henry Par’s Academy in the Strand. He learnt engraving under Ryland and was then apprenticed to James Basire. During his seven years with Basire (1772–1779), Blake was made to copy the sculptures of Westminster Abbey and of London’s old churches, thus stimulating his fascination with Gothic art. He studied briefly at the Royal Academy in 1779, where he made friends with Barry, Fuseli, Mortimer, Flaxman, and Stodhart. While there, his studies concentrated on Michelangelo....


French, 17th century, male.

Born 1604, in Tours; died 14 February 1676, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver (etching/burin), art writer. Religious subjects, historical subjects, figures, genre scenes, interior scenes, architectural interiors, landscapes.

The son of a tailor, Abraham Bosse went to Paris aged about 15 to improve his drawing skills, which showed considerable promise. He appears to have started his study of engraving under Melchior Tavernier. Back in his native city in 1622, he engraved a ...


American, 20th century, male.

Born 7 June 1931, in Eatonton (Georgia).

Painter, draughtsman (including ink), collage artist, print artist, sculptor, collector, art historian. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, figure compositions, scenes with figures, landscapes. Designs for stained glass.

David C. Driskell earned a BFA at Howard University in ...


French, 19th century, male.

Born 25 March 1813, in Paris; died 16 January 1880, in Montigny-lès-Cormeilles (Val d'Oise).

Painter, pastellist, draughtsman, lithographer, art critic. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, still-lifes. Designs for stained glass.

He studied initially under his uncle Auguste Hesse before going on to complete his artistic education in the studios of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres and Denis Foyatier. He exhibited at the Paris Salon ...


Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 28 June 1674, in Rome; died 5 March 1755, in Rome.

Painter, engraver, musician, scholar. Religious subjects, portraits.

Pierleone Ghezzi was the son and pupil of Giuseppe Ghezzi. He was commissioned by Pope Benedict XIV, together with L. Garzi, F. Trevisani and B. Luti, to paint, among other things, a series of ...


Belgian, 19th century, male.

Born 8 March 1821, in Liège; died 15 February 1906, in Liège.

Painter, engraver, art restorer, art critic. Religious subjects, historical subjects. Church decoration.

He was a pupil at the academies in Liège and in Düsseldorf. He worked on the decoration and restoration of numerous paintings in churches in Liège and along the Meuse. He was the director of ...


Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1703, in Pisa, to English parents; died 16 August 1778, in Florence.

Painter, engraver, scholar. Religious subjects, portraits.

Hugford studied art in Florence.

Florence (Church of S Felicità): St Raphael

Florence (Mus.): several paintings


French, 19th century, male.

Born 1806, in Besançon; died 1849, in Rome, killed in combat.

Painter, lithographer, art critic. Historical subjects, religious subjects, portraits, landscapes.

Laviron exhibited at the Salon from 1834 to 1848. His paintings include Toby and the Angel for the church of St-Nicolas-des-Champs and is also known for some interesting lithographs. He was a contributor to ...


Spanish, 17th century, male.

Born 1612, in Saragossa; died 1682, in Saragossa.

Painter, engraver, writer. Religious subjects.

Around 1625, Jusepe Martínez was in Naples and Rome, where he engraved a series of scenes of the life of St Peter Nolasco. He is known to have visited Ribera in Naples at least once, in ...


German, 19th century, male.

Born 22 June 1805, in Göttingen (Lower Saxony); died 28 March 1891, in Hanover.

Painter, lithographer, engraver, art critic. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Initially, from 1822 to 1824, Oesterley studied philosophy at the university of Göttingen, where he obtained his doctorate. In addition, he studied painting with Matthäi in Dresden. In ...


Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 17 August 1729, in Faenza; died 2 April 1799, in Naples.

Painter, sculptor, engraver (burin), art writer, archaeologist. Religious subjects, portraits.

A pupil of Graziani, Nicola Passeri worked mainly in Naples. Several of his paintings are found in churches in Faenza. In Naples he published ...


German, 20th century, male.

Born 19 August 1886, in Blasewitz, near Dresden; died 1966, in Hamburg.

Painter, engraver, director, writer. Religious subjects, figures.

Lothar Schreyer studied history of art and law in Heidelberg, Berlin and Leipzig. In 1910 he became a doctor of law. From ...


Slovene, 20th century, male.

Born 1883, in Ljubljana.

Painter, print artist, graphic artist, illustrator, art writer. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes.

Hinko Smerekar studied in Vienna and Munich. He illustrated popular fiction and designed cartoons.


Polish, 19th century, male.

Born 10 September 1829, in Warsaw; died 26 February 1879, in Warsaw.

Painter, draughtsman, lithographer, art writer. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Franciszek Tegazzo studied at the art academy in St Petersburg. He painted around 350 portraits, and drew vignettes and decorations....


German, 20th century, male.

Born 11 April 1888, in Darmstadt; died 29 August 1916, in Gross-Auheim.

Painter, engraver, illustrator, poet.

Karl Thylmann was self-taught. He made illustrations for books before later dedicating himself to religious art.


Flemish School, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1550, in Antwerp; died between 03 and 9 November 1605, in Treviso (Veneto), Italy.

Painter, engraver (etching), poet. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, genre scenes, landscapes with figures, seascapes.

Toeput went to Italy around 1580 and lived in Treviso for a long time. Most of his career seems to have been spent in Italy, and he had a reputation as a skilful painter of fairs and markets....


German, 18th century, male.

Born 6 May 1687, in Frankfurt; died April 1769.

Draughtsman, engraver, art critic.

Uffenbach was the publisher of a work entitled The Imitation of Jesus Christ (1726), illustrated with a number of his own vignettes. He bequeathed his works to the University at Göttingen....