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Filipino, 20th century, male.

Born 1930, in Bohol, Philippines.

Sculptor. Figures, historical subjects, religious subjects, allegory, myths.

Napoleon Veloso Abueva graduated in 1953 from the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts (UPCFA), where he was mentored by the first National Artist for Sculpture, Guillermo Tolentino. He received another scholarship from the Fulbright/Smith–Mundt Foundation and in ...

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Togolese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 11 November 1968, in Lomé.

Painter (mixed media).

A self-taught artist, Tetevi Azankpo works with recycled materials such as rusting receptacles, lengths of metal wire and rubber to produce fantasy figurines.

He has exhibited at group exhibitions, among them ...

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German, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in London.

Born 1976, in Hamburg.

Video artist.

Bernd Behr is a graduate of Goldsmiths College in London in the arts. His most notable creation is a film on DVD, Theatre of Emptiness ( Théâtre du Vide), which consists of a loop of film of a man climbing a high gateway. This film was shot at the exact spot where Yves Klein took his famous photograph ...

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British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1951, in Bradford.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Figures, portraits.

Tony Bevan was educated at Bradford School of Art (1968-1971), Goldsmiths College (1971-1974) and the Slade School of Fine Art (1974-1976).

Bevan has been compared to Francis Bacon, Edvard Munch and Philip Guston. He paints the human form, depicting extreme psychological states of anxiety and alienation, yet concentrating as much on the body as on the face. Using charcoal, he draws straight onto the wet canvas to create densely worked areas which contrast with flat expanses of strong colour in acrylic. Heavy outlines in red or black show the structures of the body beneath the skin, so that the figures seem to be covered in scars. This imparts a rough physicality to the figures, which seem deformed and haggard, recalling the suffering faces of the French writer and actor Antonin Artaud; but in their stylisation the lines also take on a life of their own as abstract forms. The starkness of portrayal can be viewed as aggressive or confrontational, but the figures also appear vulnerable, with a focus on the more fragile parts of the body, such as the neck, wrists or insides of the arms....

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Spanish, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1952, in Benicarlo.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, medallist. Landscapes with figures, urban landscapes. Statuettes.

Jorge Borras trained at the Real Academia Catalana de Bellas Artes de San Jorge in Barcelona. He is general secretary of the association of Spanish artists and intellectuals in France. Borras specialised in statuettes of young women captured in everyday postures. A certain softness of form is balanced by graceful signs of movement. For the Paris Mint, he created a medallion of Pope Benedict XIII, the last Avignon pope....

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Canadian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in England.

Born 1966, in Fort Frances (Ontario).

Installation artist.

Angela Bulloch studied at Goldsmith's College in London, where she lives and works. She was awarded the Whitechapel Artists Award in 1989, and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in ...

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German, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946, in Gelnhausen.

Sculptor. Monuments.

Claus Bury trained as a goldsmith from 1962 to 1965, and attended Pforzheim college of industrial art and design from 1965 to 1969. He completed his training in London in 1969-1970. In 1971 he became a visiting teacher in several towns in Germany, the UK, Israel and the USA, and in ...

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British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1966, in Nottingham.

Installation artist, video artist, photographer, sculptor. Multimedia.

Young British Artists.

Mat Collishaw studied at Nottingham Trent Polytechnic from 1985 to 1986, and at Goldsmiths College, London from 1986 to 1989. He held a residency at the Camden Arts Centre ...

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British, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 10 June 1953, in Glossop (Derbyshire).

Print artist, painter, watercolourist, pastellist, draughtswoman.

Eileen Cooper studied at Goldsmith's College in London (1971-1974) and at the Royal College of Art (1974-1977). She was elected a member of the Royal Academy in ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 3 November 1962, in St-Denis.

Medallist.

Jean-Yves Daniel studied engraving and sculpture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was awarded a bronze medal and the Grand Prix at the 1986 Salon des Artistes Français. His work has featured at group exhibitions, notably at the Salon d'Automne and the Salon des Artistes Animaliers. Solo exhibitions include those at the Maison des Beaux-Arts in Paris (...

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British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1966, in Sidcup.

Painter.

Ian Davenport lives and works in London, where he graduated from Goldsmith's College in 1988. He pours colour (industrial paints, marine varnish) on to canvas using mechanical means. He uses a container with a pouring lip which he guides by hand to produce successive layers. His palette consists of bright, sustained colours such as electric blue, yellow, purple and intense red....

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British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1961, in Launceston (Cornwall).

Sculptor.

New British Sculpture.

Grenville Davey spent four years as an apprentice butcher before studying art, first at Exeter College and then at Goldsmiths College in London, graduating in 1985. He received the Turner Prize in ...

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British, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 10 October 1960, in London.

Sculptor.

Cathy de Monchaux studied at the Camberwell School of Art from 1980 to 1983, and at Goldsmiths College in London from 1985 to 1987. She has worked as a part-time teacher at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. De Monchaux's intricate and richly ornamented sculptures often incorporate contrasting materials of soft elements, such as fur and soft leather, with hard, sometimes spiky materials like cut sheet metal or steel bolts. ...

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Belgian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1950, in Kamisuku (former Belgian Congo).

Sculptor, medallist. Statuettes, busts.

Debay was a pupil of the sculptor and medallist René Harvent, and went on to become his working partner. She works in bronze and produces cast, struck and chased medals....

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British, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in England.

Born 18 April 1948, in Karachi, Pakistan.

Installation artist.

Conceptual art.

Ceal Floyer studied at Goldsmith’s College (1991-1994) in London.

With a marked simplicity and subtlety, Floyer challenges common assumptions regarding representation. Combining a minimalist vocabulary with a conceptual framework and a Dadaist playfulness, she plays with the viewer’s apprehension of art in contrast to everyday objects and confounds the desire to locate signifiers of complex, hidden meaning. In ...

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British, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in London.

Born 1963, in Paisley, near Glasgow.

Sculptor, installation artist.

Ephemeral material.

Anya Gallaccio studied at the Kingston Polytechnic (1984-1985) and at Goldsmith’s College in London (1985-1988). In 1998 she was awarded the Sargent Fellowship by the British School in Rome. She was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in ...

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Native American (Choctaw, Cherokee), 20th-21st century, male.

Born 31 March 1972, in Colorado.

Painter, sculptor, mixed-media artist.

Jeffrey Gibson received a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago (1995) and an MFA from the Royal College of Art (1998), which was funded by his tribal group, the Mississippi Band of the Choctaw Nation. Since ...

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British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Ireland from 1990.

Born 1961, in Great Britain.

Painter (mixed media).

Pop Art.

From 1980 to 1984, David Godbold studied at the Norwich School of Art and Design and then at Goldsmiths College in London. In 1999 to ...

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British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1963, in Leeds.

Painter.

Marcus Harvey studied at Goldsmith's College in London. In 1997, he exhibited in Sensation. Prime Cuts from Saatchi at the Royal Academy in London, where his painting Myra, a portrait of the notorious child-killer Myra Hindley made entirely out of children's handprints, caused intense controversy. Harvey exhibits regularly at the White Cube gallery in London, and has held solo exhibitions in Brussels and New York, among others....

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British, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 7 June 1965, in Bristol.

Assemblage artist, installation artist, painter.

Conceptual Art, Young British Artists.

Damien Hirst studied at Goldsmiths College, London (1986–1989). In 1988, while still a student, he curated the seminal exhibition Freeze in a disused industrial building in the East End of London. This exhibition launched his career, along with that of a number of other young artists from Goldsmiths such as Mat Collishaw and Michael Landy. It also attracted the attention of collector Charles Saatchi who bought two of his works. In ...