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Korean, 20th century, female.

Active in France since 1961.

Born 5 July 1937, in Seoul.

Painter, print artist, calligrapher. Designs for stained glass.

Hai-Ja Bang graduated in fine arts of the University of Seoul in 1961, in which year she also arrived in Paris. She worked on frescoes and monument art at the École des Beaux-Arts with Aujame, Lenormand and Bertholle, while she studied stained glass at the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués in ...

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Gordon Campbell

Finnish ceramic and glass designer. In 1945 he joined Arabia porcelain factory, where he dispensed with the notion of the china set in favour of mix and match tableware. His best known series was ‘Kilta’ (designed in 1948, sold from 1953 and relaunched in 1981...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Active in Paris from 1913, naturalised in 1955.

Born 27 November 1886, in Edogama, near Tokyo, baptised in 1959; died 29 January 1968, in Zurich.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman (including ink/wash), fresco artist, print artist (including lithography/etching/aquatint), illustrator, decorative artist...

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Phylis Floyd

French term used to describe a range of European borrowings from Japanese art. It was coined in 1872 by the French critic, collector and printmaker Philippe Burty ‘to designate a new field of study—artistic, historic and ethnographic’, encompassing decorative objects with Japanese designs (similar to 18th-century ...

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Jincun  

Bent Nielsen

Site in Henan Province, China, c. 115 km north-east of Luoyang. Eight tombs of the late Warring States period (403–221 bc) were discovered there. Lavishly furnished with objects of jade, glass, gold, silver, bronze and similar materials, the tombs were looted by local people from ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1896, in Gifu Prefecture; died 1985.

Glass artist.

Kagami Kozo graduated from the Tokyo Higher Industrial School in 1915, where he had studied with Rudolph Ina. In 1927 he went to Germany where he studied under Wilhelm von Eiff at the Stuttgart Polytechnic, graduating in ...

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Frances Wood

Hollow brick platform constructed against the interior façade wall of houses in northern China, beneath the lattice windows (see China, People’s Republic of, §II, 5, (ii)). Heated from the inside by small, free-standing braziers or flues connected to cooking stoves, kang are usually used as sleeping areas at night and seats during the day. They are usually the width of one bay (...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1895, in Yokohama; died 1972.

Engraver (wood), illustrator, painter, glass painter. Figures, urban landscapes, still-lifes.

First Thursday Society.

Kawakami had no formal training as an artist and always regarded himself as an amateur. However, he attended the studo of the engraver Kiyoshi Goda (...

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Korean, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1975.

Born 10 September 1940, in Booyo.

Painter. Designs for stained glass.

A calligrapher’s son, Kim studied at the Seoul School of Fine Art from1959 to 1967 in the department of Western painting, and worked there as an assistant ...

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Gordon Campbell

The mid-19th-century fashion for imitating Japanese or other porcelain by covering the inner surface of glass vessels with designs on paper or sheet gelatine. Those who adopted the craze were called potichomanists.

A Handbook to Potishomachia, or the Art of Ornamenting and Decorating Glass, Giving to it the Appearance of Porcelain...