Togolese painter, sculptor, engraver, stained glass designer, potter and textile designer. Beginning in 1946, he received his secondary education in Dakar, where he also worked in an architecture firm. He travelled to France and received his diplôme supérieur from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris. A versatile artist, Ahyi is best known for his murals and for monumental stone, marble and cement public sculptures. His work reflects the fusion of his Togolese roots, European training and an international outlook, and he counts among his influences Moore, Braque, Modigliani, Tamayo, Siqueiros and Tall. His work combines ancient and modern themes and materials, maternity being a prominent topic. The messages of his larger, public pieces operate on a broad level to appeal to the general populace, while smaller works often reflect his private engagement with challenges confronting the human condition. His compositions are both abstract and figurative and evoke the heroism and hope of the two world wars, Togo's colonial period and the struggle for independence from France, as well as the political efforts of the peoples of Vietnam, South Africa and Palestine. Ahyi has won numerous international prizes, including the prize of the city of Lyon (...
Christine Mullen Kreamer
French, 20th – 21st century, male.
Born 11 January 1953, in Saïda.
Painter, pastellist, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Designs for stained glass.
Figuration Libre, Citationism.
Jean-Michel Albérola lived in Algeria until 1962. He then went to France, living successively in several cities, including Marseilles, Toulouse, Avignon and Paris. He studied in Marseilles and in Aix-en-Provence. Until ...
French, 19th – 20th century, male.
Born 24 March 1859, in Angers; died 1941, in Angers.
Painter, decorative artist, lithographer. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, genre scenes. Designs for stained glass.
He was a pupil of Ernest Hebert and Luc-Olivier Merson at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Between ...
American, 20th – 21st century, male.
Born 19 February 1946, in Washington DC.
Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, engraver, photographer, video artist, glassmaker, decorative designer. Theatre design.
Akili Ron Anderson attended the Corcoran School of Art and Howard University in Washington DC where he lives and works. He is a member of AfriCobra (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) founded in ...
German, 19th century, male.
Born 2 April 1831, in Innsbruck.
Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects. Designs for stained glass.
Studied at the academy of art in Munich where he was taught by Professors Joseph Schlotthauer and Johan Georg Hiltensperger. His first composition was Christmas for the collection of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. While living in Vienna he painted several altarpieces under the guidance first of Eugene de Blaas and later of Joseph von Furhrich. He moved to Munich where his painting ...
French, 19th – 20th century, male.
Born 25 July 1869, in Valence; died 2 February 1948, in Nice.
Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, draughtsman, engraver (including etching). Genre scenes, portraits, landscapes. Wall decorations, frescoes, designs for mosaics, stained glass windows, ornaments.
Having attended classes at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons in ...
German painter, printmaker, draughtsman and stained-glass designer. Such contemporaries as Jean Pélerin (De artificiali perspectiva, 1521) and the Alsatian humanist Beatus Rhenanus in 1526 counted him among the greatest artists of his time. In the opinion of specialists today, Baldung’s work places him only half a step behind Grünewald, Dürer and Hans Holbein the younger. A prodigious and imaginative artist of great originality, versatility and passion, Baldung was fascinated with witchcraft and superstition and possessed a desire for novelty of subjects and interpretation that sometimes borders on the eccentric. The new themes he introduced include the supernatural and the erotic. He was the first to show the erotic nature of the Fall in his chiaroscuro woodcut of ...
Swiss, 19th century, male.
Active in Lucerne.
Born 27 November 1828, in Abtwil.
Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects. Designs for stained glass.
Balmer learned the basics of design in the workshops of a goldsmith in Sins in the canton of Aargau, before moving to Anton Bühler's studio in Lucerne. In ...
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 ...
French, 20th century, male.
Born 19 April 1918, in Vitré.
Painter (including mixed media). Designs for tapestries, designs for stained glass, designs for mosaics.
François Baron-Renouard is the grandson of the painter and engraver Paul Renouard. He studied for his diploma at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris where he was taught by François Desnoyer, Maurice Brianchon and Raymond Legueult. He was an officer in the air force ...