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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 2 March 1951, in Cannes.

Painter (gouache), draughtsman, illustrator. Scenes with figures.

Myriam Bering obtained a diploma in museum conservation at the École du Louvre in Paris. She is the author of a thesis on The Transparencies Period in the Work of Picabia...


French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 17 January 1866, in Vienne; died 7 January 1931, in Boulogne-sur-Seine.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, watercolourist, illustrator. Figures. Monuments.

The son of a stonemason employed on the restoration of monuments in the Rhône valley, Joseph Antoine Bernard accompanied his father from the age of 12, learning the art of direct stone-carving which he was subequently to practice throughout his life. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons, and under Pierre Jules Cavelier at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris for a six-month period in ...


Swiss, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born c. 1550, in Zaubern (Alsace); died 23 or 16 March 1624, in Basel.

Painter, draughtsman, copyist, art restorer. Portraits, genre scenes. Frescoes.

Basel School.

Hans Bock the Elder is thought to have begun his studies in Strasbourg, where he went to familiarise himself with the work of Flemish artists such as Jan van Orley, Arnold van Orley and Niklaus. He copied works of art in the Amerbach collection in Basel, and later worked as an assistant in the studio of Hans Hug Klauber, whom he was to succeed. For his admission to the Himmelzunft guild, he painted a composition showing a ...


Swiss, 20th century, male.

Born 22 March 1879, in Geneva; died 8 November 1945, in Lausanne.

Painter (including gouache), pastellist, illustrator, decorative artist, art restorer. Scenes with figures, figures, portraits, waterscapes. Frescoes, designs for stained glass, designs for mosaics, church decoration, stage sets.

Alexandre Cingria was descended from a famous Levantine family and the brother of the writer Charles-Albert Cingria. He studied at the university and art schools in Geneva, the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the academies in Munich and on several occasions in Florence. He started painting in ...



German, 19th century, male.

Painter, copyist, art restorer. Flowers, fruit.

He worked between 1823 and 1847. He was also a copier and restorer. He was curator of the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart and exhibited pictures of flowers and fruit in that city between 1833 and 1839...


Jean-Pierre de Bruyn

Belgian painter, sculptor, illustrator, and stage designer. He studied music at the Koninklijk Muziekconservatorium and sculpture at the Gewerbeschule, Ghent (after 1877). He visited Paris in 1887 and Italy in 1890, with a grant from the city of Ghent. He was deeply impressed by the masters of the Quattrocento, and was encouraged to take up painting after meeting Constantin Meunier (...


German, 19th century, male.

Born 1775, in Würzburg (Bavaria); died 1820, in Würzburg.

Painter, copyist, art restorer.

Caspar was the son of Christoph Fesel, and worked mainly as a copyist and restorer. Most of his commissions came from his native town and Vienna.


Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Sebenico (now Sibenik, Croatia).

Born c. 1530; died c. 14 May 1596.

Illuminator, goldsmith.

In 1578 Fortezza also worked on the restoration of paintings.


Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1694, in Messina; died 1779.

Painter, copyist, art restorer. History painting.

Luciano Foti was a pupil of Placido Celi. He was a skilled restorer of paintings. He made copies of the work of Polidoro Carravagio in particular, but also imitated the latter artist in his own work. Foti's copies were of sufficiently high quality as to be mistaken by subsequent generations for originals....


Belgian, 20th century, male.

Active also active in the Netherlands.

Born 1887, in Lier.

Painter, copyist, art restorer. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes, urban landscapes.

Bernard Janssens was educated at the fine arts academy in Lier. He was also recognised as a copyist and restorer of Old Dutch and Flemish Masters....