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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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British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 9 February 1927, in London; died 9 March 2005, in London.

Painter, illustrator, theatre designer. Religious themes.

London Group.

Norman Adams was a student at Harrow School of Art (1940-1946) before he went on to the Royal College of Art in London (...

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Nepalese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1960, probably in Braktapur, Nepal.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Nuche Kaji Bajracharya belongs to the Newar people, who live in the Kathmandu valley. His paintings are of a strictly religious nature and represent deities of the Buddhist pantheon, or mandalas, in traditional, symbolic colours....

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Italian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1 January 1946, in Asti.

Painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes.

Botterro exhibited The Knife and On Golgotha in Milan in 1886, as well as The Companions of Adventure in Milan in 1886 and The Pose in Venice in ...

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Romanian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in Germany.

Born 24 July 1949, in Bucharest.

Painter, pastellist, draughtswoman. Religious subjects, figure compositions.

Catalina Braun first trained in classical dance at the school of choreography in Bucharest. Having graduated in 1968, she was forced to give up dance following a long illness. She then began to study art at the school of design in Bucharest ...

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Chilean, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1949, in Santiago.

Painter. Figure compositions.

Gonzalo Cienfuegos Browne studied art at the Catholic University of Chile, the Escuela Nacional de Pintura y Escultura La Esmeralda in Mexico City and the University of Architecture and Art in Chile. He was given a teaching post at the school of fine arts of the Catholic University of Santiago de Chile. It would be tempting to describe Cienfuegos Browne's work as naive, were it not quite apparent that this is a studied naivety, as is also the case with Botero. His painting shows a deliberate awkwardness, a very careful clumsiness with rich, harmonious colours which are, however, deliberately tempered and golden. Gerrit Henry has described the scenes Cienfuegos paints as 'psychodramas'. Everything in them is enigmatic: the figures, their different postures, the place the scene is set in and the external setting. Characters look often look out at the viewer with no expression. Women are often nude without apparent reason, their bodies plump and iridescent. His interiors show these expressionless faces, postures of silent expectation and a few unusual objects while on the outside the roughly geometric buildings confirm a reference to Chirico....

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South African, 20th–21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 11 August 1962, in Johannesburg.

Printmaker, choreographer, performance artist. Identity politics.

Living Art.

Steven Cohen was the first South African artist under apartheid to create confrontational performance art engaging with sexual and cultural identity. He began his career in the 1980s, while conscripted into the South African army, when he went absent without leave and learnt how to screenprint at Cape Town’s Ruth Prowse School of Art....

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Filipino, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1972, in Las Piñas City, Manila, Philippines.

Painter, sculptor. Religious subjects, socio-political themes.

Folk art, symbolism.

Anting-Anting Group.

Alfredo Esquillo Jr. graduated from the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts in 1993. He first gained recognition when he won first prize in the ASEAN Art Awards in ...

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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 – 21st century, male.

Active around Lyons.

Born 1952, in Lyons.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, interiors, landscapes, animals. Frescoes.

Patrice Giorda attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons from 1973 to 1978. To further his training, he went on a study trip to Florence in ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1961, in Los Angeles.

Painter, draughtswoman. Figures, animals. Artists' books.

Following a serious car accident, Anne Grgich joined a fanatical religious sect in Portland (Oregon) and, later, frequented the punk and drugs sub-culture of San Francisco. She gave up drugs in ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1952, in Chalon-sur-Saône.

Painter. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, landscapes with figures, still-lifes.

Guérin studied architecture, and began painting in 1974. He lives and works in Alfortville. In his paintings of figures - Breton Crucifix; Figurines in Terracotta, Shower Cap...

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1947, in Tunis.

Painter. Religious subjects, scenes with figures.

Hababou has been working since 1988 on creating an illustrated Bible using 200 of her paintings. She has taken part in collective exhibitions, including: Musée d'Art Naïf, Nice, 1982; Musée d'Art Juif, Paris, ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 19 July 1951, in Cherbourg.

Painter, pastellist, sculptor. Religious subjects, figures.

Agnès Hemery lives and works in Normandy. The principal subject of her compositions is man. She also created the altarpiece St Leon in the Church of Notre-Dame in Carentan....

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British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 27 March 1958, in London.

Painter, printmaker. Figures, military subjects, religious subjects.

New Glasgow Boys.

Peter Howson moved to Scotland at the age of four. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1975 to 1976, but left to join the Lothian branch of the Royal Highland Fusiliers for nine months. He worked as a nightclub bouncer before returning to Glasgow School of Art where he was taught by Alexander 'Sandy' Moffat. He graduated in 1981 and became a key figure in the revival of figurative painting in Glasgow, along with Adrian Wiszniewski, Ken Currie and Stephen Campbell who became collectively known as the ...

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Japanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1950.

Painter (including gouache).

Koso Mitsutaka studied Buddhist religion and philosophy. In 1984 he went to continue his studies in Europe. He exhibits regularly in Japan. In France he has exhibited at the Salon de Réalités Nouvelles and the Salon de la Jeune Peinture, while he has also exhibited in Luxembourg, in the Salon de Printemps....

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Lacombe  

French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1955, in St-Étienne.

Painter, sculptor. Religious subjects, figures, still-lifes.

Since 1980, Lacombe has devoted himself exclusively to art. Initially a painter, he later took up sculpture in wood and bronze with figures, created from models or photography, that are very realistic. He lives and works in St Julien-Chapteuil and takes part in regional exhibitions, regularly in the Haute-Loire....

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Dutch, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Belgium.

Born 1946, in Aardenberg.

Sculptor, medallist. Religious subjects. Statues.

Henri Lannoye studied at the academy of fine art in Tilburg.

Vatican (Mus. Vaticani): Mortification

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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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Luigi  

Lebanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 18 May 1949, in Biblos or Beirut.

Painter, illustrator, scenographer. Religious subjects. Stage sets, murals.

He obtained his degree at the Beirut school of fine arts, where he taught from 1980 to 1983 in the architecture, decorative arts and graphics departments....