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 century, male.
Born 27 January 1922, in Aix-en-Provence; died October 1995.
Sculptor, ceramicist. Architectural integration, monuments.
Jean Amado studied drawing and painting from 1940-1941. He then joined the Resistance against the German occupation until 1944 - first in Aix, then in the department of Drôme. In ...
Hungarian, 20th century, male.
Active in Belgium.
Born in Budapest.
Sculptor, ceramicist. Architectural integration.
Ildiko Balas studied at the academies in Budapest and in Brussels.
He attended the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, from 1911, until he joined the army in 1915. After World War I he devoted himself primarily to painting. In 1922 he met Juan Gris with whose encouragement his early Matisse-influenced rhythmical compositions acquired greater stability. In the late 1920s he was promoted by Tériade as a successor to the Cubists, with such works as ...
Belgian, 20th century, male.
Born 1928, in Bruges.
Beirens was a student at the school of St Luke in Shaerbeek. He practises direct carving and works with metal and terracotta. He was a professor at the provincial institute of architecture and applied arts in Hasselt....
Ingrid Sattel Bernardini
German sculptor, painter and architect. He was the son of a court gardener who worked first in Gotha and then in Württemberg. He was originally intended to become an architect; in 1747 Duke Charles-Eugene of Württemberg sent him to train in Paris where, under the influence of painters such as Charles-Joseph Natoire and François Boucher, he turned to painting. The eight-year period of study in Rome that followed prompted Beyer to devote himself to sculpture, as he was impressed by antique works of sculpture and was also influenced by his close contacts with Johann Joachim Winckelmann and his circle. He also served an apprenticeship with ...
French, 17th century, male.
Born 4 November 1608, in Le Mans; died 1671, in Angers.
Sculptor (terracotta), architect. Religious subjects, figures. Statues, groups.
Pierre Biardeau was the son of René II Biardeau. He went to live in Angers in 1638. He was in Luçon in ...
German, 19th – 20th century, male.
Potter, sculptor, architect. Jewellery.
Hermann Robert Bichweiler was active between 1872 and 1893 in Hamburg, where he had his own studio. His ornaments are characteristic of a specific style peculiar to Hamburg.
Hamburg (Mus. für Kunst und Gewerbe)
French, 19th – 20th century, male.
Born 1863, in Ars-sur-Moselle; died 1937, in Nancy, in 1913 according to some sources.
Sculptor (stone/marble/bronze), medallist, potter. Figures, architectural views. Monuments, low reliefs, statues, busts.
School of Nancy.
Ernest Bussière exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he received an honourable mention in ...
Belgian, 20th century, male.
Born 11 January 1911, in Tournai; died 1996.
Sculptor (metal), ceramicist, engraver, lithographer. Stage sets, designs for tapestries, architectural integration.
Pierre Caille attended evening classes at the academy in Tournai, and in 1929-1930 worked in Joris Minne's workshop at the École d'Architecture et des Arts Decoratifs in Brussels, founded by Henry van de Velde in ...