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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1777, in Cremona; died 1857.

Painter, watercolourist, decorative designer, illustrator. Portraits, landscapes with figures, landscapes. Murals, church decoration, theatre decoration.

Agostino Aglio trained in Milan at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. In 1803 he went to England to collaborate with William Wilkins, the architect, on a work concerning the antiquities of ancient Greece, which was published in ...

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Swiss, 20th century, male.

Born 20 February 1889, in Geneva; died 1954 or 1955, in Geneva.

Painter (including gouache), pastellist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, decorative designer. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, genre scenes, figures, nudes, portraits, landscapes, still-lifes.

Barraud studied at the École des Arts et Métiers in Geneva and at the same time took evening classes at the École des Beaux-Arts under Pierre Pignolat. At first he worked in advertising as a designer and he was only able to dedicate himself fully to painting after 1913. He was a member of the ...

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British, 20th century, male.

Active in London.

Born 10 March 1903, in Braintree (Essex); died 21 November 1989, in Saffron Walden (Essex).

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, illustrator, printmaker, graphic designer. Military subjects, rustic scenes, landscapes, seascapes, harbour scenes, architectural views, church interiors. Decorative panels.

Edward Bawden studied at Cambridge School of Art ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 29 September 1703, in Paris; died 30 May 1770, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, draughtsman (including red chalk/ink/wash), illustrator, engraver, lithographer. Historical subjects, mythological subjects, religious subjects, allegorical subjects, portraits, rustic scenes, genre scenes, interiors with figures, animals, landscapes with figures, landscapes...

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 13 May 1867, in Bruges, Belgium, to English parents; died 11 June 1956, in Ditchling.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, engraver, lithographer, illustrator. Religious subjects, figure compositions, figures, local scenes (carnival), rustic scenes, urban landscapes, architectural views, urban views, harbour scenes, seascapes...

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French, 20th century, female.

Born 19 November 1889, in Verdun; died 25 June 1972.

Painter, draughtswoman, humorist artist, watercolourist, illustrator, designer. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, genre scenes. Church decoration, furniture, frescoes, designs for tapestry, posters, costumes.

The third child of Edouard Branly, a doctor, Elisabeth Branly trained with Claire Chevalet, as well as with Jacques Cancaret at the Académie Julian until ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 18 November 1907, in Versailles; died 29 May 1990, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, engraver (etching), lithographer, draughtsman (including ink), monotype artist, illustrator, decorative designer. Figures, portraits, scenes with figures, genre scenes, landscapes with figures, landscapes, architectural views, seascapes, still-lifes...

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 16 October 1726, in Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland); died 7 February 1801, in Berlin.

Painter, engraver, miniaturist, enameller, illustrator. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Of Polish origin, he went to Berlin in 1743. Originally a painter of enamels, he then, after studying under Christian Bernhard Rode, gained a name for himself through the publication of the Berlin academy almanac, for which he executed a series of plates illustrating the main scenes of the ...

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Swiss, 20th century, male.

Born 22 March 1879, in Geneva; died 8 November 1945, in Lausanne.

Painter (including gouache), pastellist, illustrator, decorative artist, art restorer. Scenes with figures, figures, portraits, waterscapes. Frescoes, designs for stained glass, designs for mosaics, church decoration, stage sets.

Alexandre Cingria was descended from a famous Levantine family and the brother of the writer Charles-Albert Cingria. He studied at the university and art schools in Geneva, the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the academies in Munich and on several occasions in Florence. He started painting in ...

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 1783, in Düsseldorf; died 1867, in Berlin.

Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman (including ink/wash), illustrator, decorative designer. Historical subjects, religious subjects, figures, nudes, portraits. Church decoration, murals, decorative designs.

Nazarenes group.

He began by studying at the academy in his native Düsseldorf. According to some sources, he also studied in Munich and in Berlin. At the age of 19 he decorated the church at Reuss with frescoes. In 1811 he went to Rome, where he joined the Nazarenes, who occupied the monastery of Sant'Isodoro where they led a quasi-monastic existence, gaining inspiration for their paintings from the art of the early Italian Renaissance. It is evident that they drew on the same source of inspiration as the English Pre-Raphaelites. In 1816 the Prussian consul general in Rome commissioned the Nazarenes to decorate the Zuccaro Palace. Cornelius was involved in this, painting ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 26 August 1848, in Paris; died 7 July 1897, in Villerville, in a carriage accident.

Painter, illustrator. Religious subjects, figures, genre scenes, scenes with figures, interiors with figures, landscapes. Wall decorations, church decorations.

Édouard Joseph Dantan was the son of the sculptor Jean Danton, and trained under Pils and Lehmann at the École de Beaux-Arts in Paris between ...

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Belgian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 23 March 1862, in Liège; died 18 July 1921, in Brussels.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, lithographer, decorative designer. Historical subjects, religious subjects, figures, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes with figures, landscapes, flowers. Ornaments.

Symbolism.

Auguste Donnay was the son of the sculptor Lambert Donnay and the grandson of a decorative artisan and sculptor. His mother died in childbirth. At a very young age he attended evening classes at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Liège and taught himself watercolour painting. He began his career as a decorative painter of flowers, ceiling decorations and ballrooms, and also painted portraits of his friends. At the age of 25 he was awarded a travel bursary, which allowed him to spend five months in Paris, where he got to know the Nabis. However, he was particularly attracted to Egyptian statuary, Japanese art and the Italian primitives, before he discovered the work of Puvis de Chavannes. In 1894 he participated in the first Salon de la Libre Esthétique, and in 1896 he took part in the Salon de l'Art Indépendant in Paris. In 1901 he was appointed to teach at the Académie de Liège and gave lessons in ornamental composition. He left Liège in 1905 and went to live in Méry-sur-Ourthe....

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 10 April 1900, in Châteauroux; died 13 May 1989, in St-Aubin-Châteauneuf.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, designer, poster artist, sculptor. Religious subjects, military subjects, battles, figures, nudes, figure compositions. Wall decorations.

Robert Falcucci trained in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts and the École des Arts Décoratifs, and he was also taught by Cécile and Émmanuel Cavaille-Coll. In ...

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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, 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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French, 20th century, male.

Born 8 December 1881, in Paris; died 24 June 1953, in Avignon.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, engraver (including etching), draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes, urban landscapes, still-lifes. Wall decorations.

Groupe de Puteaux, Section d'Or, Abstraction-Création.

Albert Gleizes was apprenticed to his father, an industrial draughtsman, designing fabics. He left for the USA in 1915, returning to France in 1919 after a short stay in Spain and Portugal. In 1927 he created the religious, craft and artistic communities of Moly-Sabata in Sablons (Isère), the principles of which he explained in 1932 in ...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1808, in Turin, to an Italian mother and to a French father; died 1889, in Giaveno.

Painter, watercolourist, fresco artist, engraver, illustrator. Religious subjects, genre scenes, portraits, landscapes, still-lifes. Theatre decoration, church decoration.

Gonin illustrated Manzoni's I Promessi Sposi and Carlo Porta's ...

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Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active from 1871, later naturalised in France.

Born 25 May 1841, in Paris, to Swiss parents; died 23 October 1917, in Sceaux (Hauts-de-Seine), France.

Painter, watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman, illustrator, poster artist, decorative designer. Religious subjects, urban landscapes. Designs for stained glass, designs (fabric/ceramics), furniture...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 8 April 1880, in Anzin; died 20 September 1947, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman (charcoal), engraver, lithographer, illustrator, designer. Historical subjects, military subjects, religious subjects, sporting subjects, figures, portraits, historical portraits, scenes with figures, local scenes, genre scenes, street scenes, interiors with figures, church interiors, landscapes, waterscapes, seascapes, gardens, panoramas...

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Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 30 April 1868, in Einsiedeln (Zug); died 1947.

Painter, draughtsman, fresco artist, decorative designer, illustrator. Religious subjects.

Johann Fritz Kunz worked first with his father, then went to the school of applied arts in Zurich and the art academy in Munich. He travelled to Italy before settling in Munich. In ...