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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1912, in Zingem.

Painter, engraver. Religious subjects.

Jos van den Abeele was a student at the fine art academies of Audenaerde, Ghent and Tournai. He used country folk as models for his works, which were often symbolic in nature.


Russian, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 18 February 1912, in Baku.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, engraver, decorative designer. Religious subjects, figures, nudes, scenes with figures, landscapes, seascapes, architectural views, still-lifes, animals. Designs for tapestries, designs for mosaics, murals, church decoration.

A self-taught artist of Armenian origin, George Akopian went to France in ...


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 ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 1 March 1942, in Montluçon (Allier).

Painter, collage artist, engraver. Religious subjects. Murals.

Jean-Louis Arbaretaz was a pupil at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he was awarded the second Grand Prix de Rome for engraving in 1966. Primarily an engraver, he frequently took religious themes for his subject matter, in a dark, even disturbing chromatic and psychological climate....


French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Painter, lithographer. Religious themes, genre scenes.

P. Aressy exhibited portraits at the Salons of 1897 and 1901.

St-Nazaire (Mus. Municipal): Burial of a Sailor (print)


British, 20th century, male.

Active also active in the USA.

Born 1881, in Ringwood (Hampshire); died 1972.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, engraver (etching), illustrator. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, genre scenes, portraits, landscapes, still-lifes.

Having studied at the Birmingham School of Art, Armfield went on to study in Paris with Raphael Collin, Dauchez and Prinet. From ...


British, 20th century, male.

Born 28 November 1909 , in Dublin; died 28 April 1992 , in Madrid.

Painter (including gouache/mixed media), watercolourist, pastellist, lithographer. Religious subjects, figures, nudes, portraits, landscapes, role="theme">animals.

School of London.

Francis Bacon’s father was an English racehorse trainer. He spent part of his childhood with his maternal grandmother in Ireland. He suffered from asthma as a child and had no conventional schooling. From ...


Polish, 20th century, male.

Active from 1911 active then naturalised in France.

Born 8 March 1891, in Brest-Litovsk; died 15 June 1934, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver. Religious subjects, genre scenes, figures, urban landscapes, landscapes with figures.

The son of a rabbi, Balgley received a religious education but also had a painful childhood, living through pogroms and other atrocities. He was already painting while a medical student in St Petersburg, then decided to devote himself to drawing and painting, and studied at the fine arts school and the Odessa school of architecture at the University of Prince Wladimir Alexandrovich. He went to Paris and settled Montparnasse in ...


Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Italy.

Born 14 March 1857, in Jerez de la Frontera (Andalusia); died 25 November 1917, in Rome.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver. Historical subjects, portraits, genre scenes, interiors with figures, church interiors, landscapes with figures.

Salvador Sánchez Barbudo Morales worked in the studio of the restorer Pedro Vera. He later studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Seville and was a pupil of José Villegas. He completed his training at the Prado and finally settled in Rome....


French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1830 or 1832, in Lyons; died c. 1921, in Lyons.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver (etching). Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, flowers.

The son of the engraver Jean Balthazar Baron, Stéphane Baron studied first with his father and then with Léon Cogniet in Paris. He exhibited his ...