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French, 18th century, male.

Born 3 August 1793, in Paris; died 10 June 1855, in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Engraver, medallist, draughtsman. Coins, banknotes, postage stamps, seals.

Barre was apprenticed at the age of twelve to a carver, foundry worker and gilder. Four years later, he was drafted into the fire service in Paris, where he worked until ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1 May 1916, in Hanoi, Vietnam; died 1988.

Painter, engraver (wood/copper), illustrator. Murals, designs for mosaics, stage costumes and sets, posters, comic strips, decorative designs, medals, postage stamps.

After studying at the school of fine arts in Hanoi in 1935...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 29 September 1935, in Philippeville, Algeria.

Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, engraver, medallist, illustrator. Figures, landscapes. Wall decorations, designs for stained glass, postage stamps.

Irolla's figurative painting is traditional, depicting the skies of Champagne, its valleys, vineyards, village churches and streets. He executed stained glass windows (Châlons-sur-Marne), mural decorations (Vitry-le-François, St-Memmie, Châlons-sur-Marne) and numerous postage stamps. He also illustrated several books, notably ...

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 13 July 1878, in London; died 12 March 1961, in St John's Wood (London).

Painter, newspaper cartoonist, illustrator. Circus scenes. Stage sets.

Steven Spurrier was apprenticed to a goldsmith at the age of 17 and attended drawing classes in the evenings at the Gilbert Garrett School. He gave up his career as a goldsmith in ...

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Danish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 30 November 1853, in Copenhagen; died 2 April 1932, in Fredensborg.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, caricaturist, miniaturist, designer. Wall decorations, postage stamps, ex-libris plates, medals.

Tegner was the son of the lithographer and portraitist Isaac Wilhelm Tegner, and the nephew of Christian Martin. He trained under Jørgen Roed at the Kunstakademi in Copenhagen. He was director of the technical college of the museum of Copenhagen, and of a porcelain factory....