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Dutch, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1950, in Eindhoven.

Painter.

Daniëls trained at the royal academy in 's Hertogenbosch from 1972 to 1975. He lives and works in Eindhoven. From 1977 to 1978 he painted, in an Expressionist style, objects associated with reading, hearing and vision, namely books, record players and cameras. From ...

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Belgian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1949.

Painter, engraver, lithographer.

Désiro went through a major Expressionist period. His Crucifixion in Red ( Crucifixion en Rouge) shows the painter in a studio cluttered with paintings, in the middle of painting or crucifying a larger than life, suffering Christ. In his later work, he gave his abstract compositions a circular dynamism....

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Yugoslav, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France and England.

Born 1948, in Sarajevo (now in Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Installation artist.

Conceptual Art.

The son of a painter, Braco Dimitrijevic was already producing Expressionist works by the age of 10, but he then channelled his energies into competitive skiing. He studied at the academy of fine arts in Zagreb ...

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Belgian, 20th century, female.

Born 1911, in Leval-Trahegnies; died 1984, in Watermaal-Bosvoorde.

Painter. Murals.

Berthe Dubail was a student at the Académie de Mons. She started out as a Neo-Expressionist artist, then took her work in an abstract direction. She is specifically interested in materials and - from ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1951.

Painter.

Christian Florio studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons, where he lives and works.

Though he was initially an abstract expressionist, Florio's exuberant compositions include figurative elements within an abstract framework, giving the impression of an old-fashioned mind expressing itself in a postmodern style. In contrast to these, he also creates works in a hyperrealist style, reproducing the folds in a piece of paper, or the metal blades of an awning. Reality, however, is always suggested rather than explicit; and serves as a point of departure for a simple architecture consisting of flat planes, occasionally broken by elusive markings....

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1950, in Chalon-sur-Saône.

Painter.

Patrick Germinagni was a student at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons and Paris, the latter of which he attended in 1974. Abstract Expressionist, his painting, especially on papier-mâché forms, falls into the informal. Graphic marks and sensual references can be deciphered, such as the imprint of bodies, the idea of a face resting on hands, and questioning eyes. He created an art studio for the inmates of the St Joseph Prison in Lyons. He has shown work in group exhibitions, including the ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 21 April 1946, in East Liverpool (Ohio).

Painter.

Everson Hall studied with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris. His Abstract Expressionist paintings are also influenced by the work of the CoBrA group.

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1937, in Galveston (Texas).

Painter, collage artist.

James Havard trained at the Chapman Kelly studio in Dallas (Texas) in 1960, then from 1965 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Havard's neo-Expressionist style resembles the 'bad painting' of the late 1970s. He uses large, crude strokes to paint schematised figures and abstract motifs, adding collages of images which he repaints, and drips or drops of paint that convey a pictorial energy. In combination these diverse elements acquire a coherent structure, with a main figure taking shape out of this ultimately organised chaos....

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver.

John Himmelfarb is an architecture graduate from Harvard University. He is an exponent of Abstract Expressionism whose development of line has been described as 'dramatic'. His often calligraphic drawings and paintings spring from jazz rhythms or an allusive imagery. Himmelfarb is best known for the gigantism of his 'works in progress' executed in full view of the public, much in the way of a performance. He has benefited from grants from the National Education Association and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. He has shown his works in solo exhibitions mostly in the Midwest but also at the University of Connecticut, Fairfield, and at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand....

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Russian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1957, in Moscow.

Painter, graphic designer. Figures.

Maxim Kantor studied at the Polygraphic Institute in Moscow. He developed an Expressionist technique, using an exaggerated style of drawing and clashing colours. His prime theme is the sufferings of long-stay patients in psychiatric hospitals, a theme which he sees as a metaphor for the degradation of the human condition in the face of the absurdity of the modern world. He has exhibited frequently in Russia, the USA, Japan, and Germany. He exhibited at the Galerie Julia Tocaier in Paris in ...

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Russian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1948, in Moscow.

Painter.

Viktor Kazarin studied in Sokolov's studio. He graduated from the faculty of painting and graphic art in Moscow. He was one of the founders of Russian Neo-Expressionism. He uses a Tachiste technique that comes close to 'dripping'. His apparently abstract paintings often suggest figures drawn from reality, often animals, involving an element of guesswork, detection, deciphering in the style of a Rorshach test....

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Russian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 18 December 1956, in Orenburg.

Painter. Figure compositions.

Olga Kocheleva studied at the Kalinin school of fine arts in Moscow and worked under the direction of S. Rakoutine. She executes Expressionist-type figurative paintings in dark colours, the style determined, the perspectives staggered by means of diagonals....

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Dutch, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1964.

Painter. Scenes with figures, figures.

Kiki Lamers evolved from Photographic Realism towards more personal works with some Expressionist self-portraits. She uses the photograph as a basis for her painting in translucent colours, while in her numerous portraits of children she accentuates the attention to detail and the intensity of the look facing the viewer. She lives and works in Rotterdam. Collective exhibitions include: ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1961.

Painter.

Dominique Larrivaz was a pupil at the École des Beaux-Arts at Valence and then in Paris. He shows his work in many solo exhibitions in Paris and Stuttgart. Apart from his life-size Expressionist figures, he creates strange foetal shapes on vast canvases whose format is defined by the extent the body occupies in the space. In the series ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 30 December 1950, in Paris.

Painter.

Though basically self-taught, Michèle Le Gallo worked in the studio of the Expressionist painter Cloarec from 1980 and left the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1988 as a prize-winner. She wavers between the figurative and the abstract, which may be organic or mineral, but always exploits the effects of superimposed materials. She uses crumpled paper, powdered bronze or copper leaf, on which she paints, sometimes in Indian ink, and uses the grattage technique. She keeps to a sombre range of colours, mainly browns, blacks and golds, with the occasional red or blue emerging from them, while a face, a figure, or even a horse may also appear....

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1955.

Painter.

Alix Le Meleder had a solo show in Villeneuve-d'Ascq in 1994. After painting portraits inspired by the Abstract Expressionism of de Kooning and Jorn, she gave up any form of figurative painting in favour of works that were entirely gestural and reflected her day-to-day sensations. On ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1961.

Painter, draughtsman, pastellist, engraver, lithographer, illustrator. Artists' books.

Benoît Lemoine graduated from the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1983. Initially Expressionist and Kinetic, his work developed into a form of Gestural Abstraction, consisting of signs and writings. His canvases are often painted on slightly eccentric cross-shaped stretchers and composed of canvases that have been assembled or placed close together. He has illustrated many books, such as ...

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Czechoslovak, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in Belgium.

Born 2 July 1949, in Ostrava.

Painter. Scenes with figures, urban landscapes, architectural views.

Scarlet Nikolska was the pupil of the Czech Expressionist painter Karel Soucek at the academy of fine arts in Prague. In her early years, Scarlet Nikolska's paintings drew on her memories of Prague, using warm yet slightly shadowy tones to depict silhouettes or faces emerging from the fog, the overall ambiance creating a sense of melancholic resignation. Then, following a trip to Brazil, her palette became lighter and brighter and she allowed herself to experiment with audacious and occasionally slightly disconcerting colour ranges. Upon her return to Czechoslovakia, by now a country that had gone through a period of great political upheaval, Scarlet Nikolska's inspiration seemed to be rekindled. Her compositions found a certain depth and at the same time an easiness and deftness of touch. She has been participating in group exhibitions since ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 15 June 1965, in Grasse.

Painter. Figure compositions, figures, portraits.

Pasqua paints strange and disturbing works in an Expressionist style - portraits of abnormal figures, bloody still-lifes and improbable scenes. He exhibited for the first time in 1990 at the Maison des Arts in Le Beausset (Var) and at Galerie 172 in Paris. He then appeared in the Salon Grands et Jeunes d'Aujourd'hui in Paris in ...

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Austrian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1953, in Vienna.

Painter.

Thomas Reinhold's style evolved from Abstract Expressionism, which he combines with automatism and emotion. He fills his palette with broken colours. He took part in collective exhibitions at the Neue Galerie, Graz (1981), in Trieste (...