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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Europe 1877-1881, and in Paris 1891-1901.

Born 7 October 1856, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania; died 31 May 1915, in New York.

Painter, muralist, illustrator. Portraits, figures, landscapes.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

John White Alexander worked as an office boy for ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France from 1981, naturalised French.

Born 30 January 1955, in Los Angeles, of Armenian parentage.

Painter.

Symbolism.

Arès Antoyan is the son of the painter Kero Antoyan. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts. Foremost a painter of women, Antoyan chooses sex symbols as his models. In a sensual, dreamlike context that mirrors life and death, he dresses, or rather undresses, them and depicts them scantily clad and striking poses designed to stimulate a reaction in the viewer. In ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1923, in Shilova, Lithuania; died, 2 July 2015, in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Painter, sculptor, pastellist. Figures, portraits.

Symbolism.

David Aronson was the son of a rabbi and arrived in the USA at the age of five. He founded the School of Art at the University of Boston, which he ran for 30 years. He received many awards including the Purchase Prize at the National Academy of Fine Arts in ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1973.

Born 1920, in the USA, with Mexican parentage.

Painter, lithographer. Figure compositions, nudes, portraits, local scenes, landscapes with figures, still-lifes.

Symbolism.

Bryant worked as a draughtsman in the Pacific during World War II. When he was demobilised in ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, female.

Active in France.

Born in Palmyra.

Sculptor. Statuettes.

Symbolism.

Claire A. Curtis-Huxley moved to Paris, where she studied under Denis Puech and exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français, the Salon of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and the Salon des Indépendants. She received a commendation at the Universal Exhibition of ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1953, in Salina (California).

Engraver.

Symbolism.

Michael Ehle lives and works in Seattle. His engravings are clearly symbolist, and even esoteric, and feature figures and animals in an often conflicting relationship. In 1995 he was one of the artists from the USA invited to show his work at the exhibition Jeune Gravure Contemporaine (Young Contemporary Engraving)....

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American, 20th century, female.

Born 1895, in Mississippi; died 1977.

Painter. Portraits, animals.

Theora Hamblett's composition Vision, with its indecipherable symbolism, made a big impression at the International Exhibition of 1958 in Knocke-le-Zoute.

Bihalji-Merin, Oto: Les Peintres naïfs, Delpire, Paris, 1960.

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American, 20th century, female.

Active from 1924 also active in France.

Born 1893, in Durham (New Hampshire); died 1997, in France.

Painter.

Symbolism, Musicalism (the attempt to interpret music in painting).

Les Artistes Musicalistes.

Louise Janin spent the early part of her life in San Francisco surrounded by the rich collection of Chinese art put together by her father. A long trip through Asia also played a part in determining the future direction of her work. She then moved to New York, and in ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1952, in Omaha (Nebraska).

Engraver.

Symbolism.

Karen Kunc lives and works in Avoca, in Nebraska. In 1995, she was among the American artists invited to exhibit in Paris at the Salon de la Jeune Gravure Contemporaine. Her prints (landscapes, curious structures, vegetable forms) symbolise, she has said, the constant, 'lively' struggle of persistence and vulnerability....

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1903, in New York; died 1986.

Sculptor.

Symbolism.

School of New York.

Seymour Lipton studied dentistry at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, at New York City College and at Columbia University, and then in 1928 began to teach himself sculpture. In 1932 he became a full-time sculptor....