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Italian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 24 March 1955, in Millesimo (Savona).

Sculptor (marble/bronze), draughtswoman, pastellist, art restorer. Mythological figures. Statues, groups, low reliefs.

Claudia Amari entered the Accademia di Brera in Milan in 1974, and also trained in the marble-working studios of Sem Ghelardini, Palla and Grossi in Pietrasanta and Carrara. Then in ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1958.

Painter, art restorer.

Andréa trained as a copyist and conservator of paintings from 1974 to 1978, while continuing to work on her own art. She has a Master's degree in Chinese arts and letters, and is pursuing further study in this area at the fine arts academies in Beijing and Shanghai....

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1961.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist. Figure compositions, portraits.

Orientalism.

Bérengère Bekkaoui has taken courses in painting and restoration. She exhibits in the Salons of the Val-d'Oise, and has been awarded honours.

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 2 March 1951, in Cannes.

Painter (gouache), draughtsman, illustrator. Scenes with figures.

Myriam Bering obtained a diploma in museum conservation at the École du Louvre in Paris. She is the author of a thesis on The Transparencies Period in the Work of Picabia...

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Australian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1959.

Painter. Scenes with figures.

Gil Bruvel lived first in the south of France, where he worked as a picture restorer before beginning to produce his own paintings. He retains from his early training as a restorer a smooth and precise technique. This has perhaps encouraged his taste for fantastic themes that derive from Surrealist imagery. These require a particularly detailed technique and are reminiscent of the cosmic imagination of Hieronymus Bosch in ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 16 December 1946, in Boulogne-sur-Seine.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, sculptor, art restorer. Figures, landscapes, still-lifes.

Symbolism.

Béatrice Flaud studied history of art at the École du Louvre in Paris, and received a broad artistic education, studying engraving, painting and art restoration....

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Congolese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 27 August 1948, in Kimbembele Ihunga (now in Democratic Republic of Congo).

Sculptor. Architectural views.

Bodys Isek Kingelez is self-taught. He lives and works in Kinshasa. After working on the restoration of traditional masks, Kingelez launched out into making maquettes in paper, cardboard, plastic or adhesive, inspired by the colonial architecture of the 1930s and 1950s. He makes meticulous, perfectly designed maquettes of imaginary furniture from pieces of recycled paper and cardboard. Each of his extraordinary creations, decorated with symbols, flags or signs, is accompanied by a text with a long descriptive commentary....

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Romanian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in the USA from 1975.

Born 27 September 1946, in Pucioasa.

Painter, engraver, mixed media.

Catalina Mateescu-Bogdan studied painting and art history and later restoration techniques and iconography. From 1971 to 1974, she studied sculpture under the direction of Militza Petrascu but left Romania in ...

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Romanian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France since 1990.

Born 29 January 1947, in Bucharest.

Painter (including gouache), mixed media, pastellist, draughtsman, art restorer. Figures, nudes, scenes with figures.

Paul Radulescu trained in Bucharest at the N. Tonitza Art School (1961-1966) and the N. Grigorescu Art Academy (graduated ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 22 October 1947, in Paris.

Sculptor. Still-lifes, animals.

Christian Renonciat studied literature and philosophy before turning to the restoration of works of art, notably in wood. In 1975, he opened his own sculpture studio in Valbonne. Renonciat is noted for his trompe l'oeil items, such as sheets, blankets, pillowcases, packaging materials, decorative plastic sheeting, clothes, suitcases and so on, but he has also produced human figures (such as his David), animal studies (horses, grasshoppers) and mythological subjects, such as Pegasus and Icarus, typically carved from lime, alder, cedar or sycamore. In all instances, he betrays a keen awareness of the essential. As of ...

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Romanian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1948, in Bucharest.

Painter (mixed media), art restorer. Genre scenes. Designs for mosaics.

Horia Rosca studied at the N. Grigorescu institute of art in Bucharest. He left Romania for good in 1981, and after a short stay in Italy settled in Düsseldorf in ...

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Turkish, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in France.

Born 1953, in Istanbul.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtswoman, sculptor, mixed media, performance artist.

Art Brut.

Art-Cloche Group.

Saban studied restoration in Istanbul, sculpture in Tel Aviv and painting in Haifa, and from 1977 to 1980 at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She was a member of the ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 27 January 1952, in La Roche-sur-Yon.

Painter, art restorer.

Élizabeth Souchon studied with Met de Penningen in 1969, in 1970 at Annie Martin's Arts and Crafts Workshop, in 1971 at the École Camondo in Paris and from 1971 to 1977...

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Belgian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1951, in Ghent.

Painter. Figures.

Lucas de Vuyst studied at St-Lucas Académie in Ghent. He specialised in the restoration and conservation of works of art. His paintings portray figures, usually female, in dreamy poses. He won the Province of Eastern Flanders Prize in ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1949, in Vincennes (Val-de-Marne).

Painter (including gouache).

Michel Zevort received training in painting and restoration. In 1978, he settled in Marseilles, where he still lives today. His work as a painter is of the realist, photographic style, but this contrasts with the sense of alienation and even angst conveyed by his subject matter....