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French, 20th century, male.

Born 10 February 1944, in Rocroi (Ardennes).

Painter (including gouache), draughtsman, decorative designer. Stage costumes and sets.

Aballain graduated from the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1965.

He designed the stage sets and costumes for A Season in Hell...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1900, in Marciana Marina (Livorno); died 1971, in Milan.

Painter, ceramicist, illustrator, scenographer, writer. Stage costumes.

Futurism.

Giovanni Acquaviva studied philosophy and law at the University of Pisa, while devoting himself to illustration at the same time. He founded the Futurist group ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1904, in Paris; died 27 August 1967, in Perros-Guirec (Côtes-d'Armor).

Sculptor (including bronze), engraver (burin). Monuments, designs for tapestries, stage costumes and sets.

Henri Adam's father, a goldsmith and jeweller, taught him the rudiments of the trade while he was studying at the Collège Lavoisier. He also took classes in drawing, first at the École Germain-Pillon and subsequently at the Atelier de la Ville de Paris in Montparnasse, before moving to the École des Beaux-Arts. He exhibited various paintings between ...

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Born 1928, in Leningrad (now St Petersburg); died 1988.

Painter. Portraits, figures, urban landscapes, landscapes with figures. Stage sets.

Dimitri Afanasev studied at the academy of fine art in Leningrad (Repin Institute) under N. Akimov until 1956. He worked as a set designer particularly in Leningrad and taught at N. Cherkasov Institute, the institute of theatre in Leningrad ...

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Innsbruck.

Draughtsman.

He designed stage sets in Innsbruck.

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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Born in Triguero; died 1905.

Painter. Figures, portraits, landscapes.

A student of Valeriano Domínguez Bécquer at the Real Academia de San Fernando in Madrid, Aguado took part in the national art exhibitions staged in the Spanish capital in 1892, 1895, 1897...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 22 June 1952, in Bordeaux.

Painter (including mixed media), sculptor, potter. Stage sets.

At the age of 24, Philippe Aïni gave up his job as a pastry cook to become an artist, although he lacked any training. At first, he was supported and encouraged to exhibit by Jean-Pierre Roche of the Galerie Émergences in Bordeaux (...

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Akarova  

Belgian, 20th century, female.

Born 1903.

Painter. Stage costumes.

Primarily a dancer, Akarova was married to the painter Marcel Louis Baugniet, and it was probably under his influence as an artist of the Avant-Garde that she too emerged as a painter. Some exhibitions held in Belgium in the 1990s acknowledged her contribution to the art of the early 20th century....

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Ukranian, 20th century, male.

Born 16 April 1901, in Khar'kov (now Kharkiv); died 16 September 1968, in Moscow.

Painter, stage designer, graphic artist, theatre director.

Nikolay Pavolovich Akimov studied under Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Aleksandr Yakovlev and Vasily Shukhayev in St Petersburg from 1915 to 1919. He worked as a stage designer in Kharkiv ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1783, in Rochefort-sur-Mer (Charente-Maritime) or in Lautrec (Tarn), according to other sources; died 26 January 1858, in Vanves (Hauts-de-Seine).

Painter. Panoramas, stage sets.

Jean-Pierre was the son of the painter and decorative artist Pierre-Joseph Alaux and brother of the painters Jean Alaux (known as 'the Roman') and Jean-Paul Alaux ('the Gentle'). He studied under Pierre Lacour the Elder and Horace Vernet at the École des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux. He moved to Paris in ...