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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...

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Spanish, 20th century, male.

Born 1915 or 1916, in Huelva; died 1991.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, collage artist, illustrator, scenographer. Religious subjects, figures, genre scenes, horse racing scenes, still-lifes. Murals, stage sets.

Caballero gave up engineering studies to enter the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 29 June 1886, in Paris; died 8 July 1972, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache/mixed media), pastellist, engraver, illustrator. Scenes with figures, figures, nudes, portraits, still-lifes (flowers/fruit). Church decoration, murals, banknotes.

Clément-Serveau studied in Paris at the École des Arts Decoratifs and under Luc-Olivier Merson at the École des Beaux-Arts, where he was awarded the Chenavard Prize. He began as a Realist but demonstrated an acute awareness of current art trends at the turn of the century. As a friend of Louis Marcoussis, he was not unaffected by Cubism; this is most evident in his dense composition, the superimposition of various 'screens', and the overall reduction of form to geometric shapes, all of which are hallmarks of his style between 1930 and 1950. He subsequently turned to Abstraction, yet contrived to sustain a highly personal sense of harmony and balance in his compositions.He painted outsize mural decorations, notably ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 12 April 1892, in Chicago; died 1973, in Plains (Illinois).

Painter, watercolourist, collage artist, illustrator.

Art Brut.

Henry J. Darger worked as a handyman at the Catholic mission of the Little Sisters of the Poor, who took him in when his father died, and then in various hospitals in Chicago....

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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 13 November 1872, in Madras, India, to British parents; died 26 January 1919, in London.

Watercolourist, painter (gouache/mixed media), draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, genre scenes.

John Byam Shaw trained at the St John's Wood School of Art and the Royal Academy, London, where he won the Armitage Prize. A follower of the Pre-Raphaelite movement - as in his acclaimed ...

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 24 August 1903, in London; died 17 February 1980, in London.

Painter (mixed media/gouache), draughtsman, engraver, illustrator, sculptor. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes, animals. Designs for tapestries.

London Group.

Graham Sutherland was the son of a government lawyer. He studied at Epsom College and was subsequently employed in the workshops of a railway company. He drew in his free time, and in 1921, aged 18, he decided to take a course in drawing and print-making at Goldsmith's College, London. He married, left art school and settled in Kent. In 1926 Sutherland converted to Catholicism from Anglicanism. He taught print-making at Chelsea Art School from 1930 to 1939 and became a member of the governing committee of the Tate Gallery. From 1947 he divided his time between Kent and the French town of Menton, in the Alpes-Maritimes....

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 10 September 1946, in Brooklyn, New York.

Book artist, educator. Computer and video art.

Paul Zelevansky received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and his MA and EdD in arts education from Columbia Teachers College. While attending Carnegie Mellon, Zelevansky met his wife Lynn, a prominent curator and director of the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh....