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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1 March 1942, in Montluçon (Allier).

Painter, collage artist, engraver. Religious subjects. Murals.

Jean-Louis Arbaretaz was a pupil at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he was awarded the second Grand Prix de Rome for engraving in 1966. Primarily an engraver, he frequently took religious themes for his subject matter, in a dark, even disturbing chromatic and psychological climate....

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 28 November 1909 , in Dublin; died 28 April 1992 , in Madrid.

Painter (including gouache/mixed media), watercolourist, pastellist, lithographer. Religious subjects, figures, nudes, portraits, landscapes, role="theme">animals.

School of London.

Francis Bacon’s father was an English racehorse trainer. He spent part of his childhood with his maternal grandmother in Ireland. He suffered from asthma as a child and had no conventional schooling. From ...

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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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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 13 October 1840, in Monza (Lombardy); died 15 May 1904, in Milan.

Painter (including mixed media), watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman. History painting, figures, portraits, genre scenes, still-lifes, landscapes, seascapes, church interiors.

Mosè di Giosue Bianchi studied under Giuseppe Bertini at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. He travelled in the course of his studies to Rome, Venice and Paris (where he exhibited successfully for the first time in ...

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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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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1654, in Rome; died 1724, in Rome.

Painter (mixed media). Religious subjects.

A pupil and assistant of Carlo Maratti. Together with Niccolò Berrettoni, he was one of Maratti's most talented successors. He completed his first official commission (a Birth of the Virgin...

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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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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 ...

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Norwegian, 20th century, female.

Active in the USA.

Installation artist, assemblage artist.

Lisa Floistad works on the depiction of woman in the Catholic imagination (the virgin, the courtesan...), selecting details from paintings which she enlarges using a photocopier and reveals desire and masculine sexuality. She has shown her works in solo exhibitions 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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Filipino, 20th century, female.

Active in France fromc.1972.

Born 4 June 1942, in Guimbal (Iloilo), Philippines.

Engraver, collage artist. Figure compositions, religious subjects.

Ofélia Gelvezon-Téqui graduated in art from the University of the Philippines in 1964, and again in 1966, in English. In ...

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French, 20th century, female.

Born 1905.

Engraver, draughtswoman, collage artist, watercolourist. Religious subjects, nudes, portraits, landscapes, landscapes with figures, animals.

Mercédès Guingot enrolled in the engraving courses run by Jean Delpech, where she learnt dry-point engraving and etching. She showed her works in solo exhibitions, including the Maison du Bailly in Épinal in ...

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Uruguayan, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1963, in Montevideo.

Installation artist, draughtsman.

Lanzarini's work draws on the history of his country, shaken by years of dictatorship. His installations with their references to Catholicism and Marxism-Leninism convey the sense of a search for cultural identity. He lives and works in Montevideo. He has taken part in collective exhibitions, including: Havana Biennale and, in ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1926, in Rome.

Painter, draughtsman, collage artist, installation artist, performance artist, writer on art.

Fabio Mauri grew up in Milan from 1929 and settled in Rome in 1956. From 1949 to 1954 he painted religious subjects in an Expressionist style. He then turned to the Piazza del Popolo school, producing works based on popular culture and entertainment. In the late 1950s he wrote the plays ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1958, in Paris.

Installation artist, painter (including mixed media). Religious subjects, figures, landscapes.

R. V. Miloux studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Orléans, then at the École des Arts Appliqués in Paris. He is an art teacher. He worked on the theme of Christ in the series ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 25 July 1889, in Bologna; died 1942, in Vicenza.

Painter (including mixed media), pastellist, draughtsman. Religious subjects, figures, nudes, portraits, landscapes, seascapes, still-lifes. Murals, theatre sets, frescoes.

Novecento Italiano, Magic Realism.

Ubaldo Oppi studied under Gustav Klimt at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in, Vienna in 1907. He then left Austria, where he had grown up, and travelled throughout Europe, notably in Russia. From 1911 to 1914 he was in Paris, where he studied 14th and 15th-century Italian painting, became friendly with Severini and Modigliani and interested in Picasso in his blue period. He fought in World War I as a ...

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Native American (Gordon First Nation), 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1953, in Regina (Saskatchewan).

Sculptor, painter, draughtsman, installation artist, performance artist.

A highly regarded figure in the field of First Nations/Native American contemporary art in Canada, Edward Poitras was the first indigenous artist to gain the distinction of representing his country at the Venice Biennale in ...

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Peruvian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1949, in Collao.

Collage artist, engraver, draughtsman, mixed media.

Eduardo Ponce Rangel studied engraving in Lima in 1968 and then at the Catholic University in Lima from 1973 to 1975. He started as an engraver and went on to incorporate a variety of other techniques including drawing, charcoal and collage as well as other materials such as kraft paper, Japanese paper, gauze and cloth. Ponce Rangel has taken part in collective exhibitions, including: Lima (...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1956, in Le Havre.

Painter (including mixed media). Figure compositions.

Antoine Poupel produces large canvases, pasted to aluminium, of religious images undermined by anatomical and erotic references taken from an 18th-century encyclopedia. He is also noted for his combination of photography and paint, and for a deliberately faulty use of photography that blurs certain elements in contrast to others which are clear and detailed....