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Spanish, 15th century, male.

Active in Seville.


Juan Alfon was the brother of the potter Logre. He was killed by Juan Guillen y Lorenzo, a shoemaker, sometime before 2 May 1498. Mentioned by Gestoso in his dictionary, this artist may be the same as the artist described above....


French, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born in Le Mans; died 1644, in Le Mans.

Sculptor (terracotta/marble), painter. Religious subjects.

Gervais I Delabarre the Elder came from a long line of sculptors that extended from the late 16th century to the first few years of the 18th. Along with Charles Hoyau and Pierre Biardeau, Delabarre is regarded as one of the most important terracotta sculptors in the Le Mans region in the 17th century. Unfortunately, many of his works have disappeared. He made an ...


French, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1510, in Lacapelle-Biron; died c. 1589, in Paris.

Painter, glass painter, potter.

Bernard Palissy's artistic leanings were evident from his beginnings as a painter on glass in and around his native Lacapelle-Biron. At the age of 21, he left for an eight-year trip which took him initially to the Pyrenées (where he lived and worked for a time in Tarbes), then throughout France, Switzerland, southern Germany and the Low Countries....


French, 16th century, male.

Born 1559, in Antwerp.

Painter. Designs for tapestries.

François de Sannys worked in the porcelain factory of Fontainebleau from 1581.


French, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1524, in Bellegarde, near Nîmes; died 22 April 1590, in Nîmes.

Painter (majolica), potter.

Sigalon invented a new technique for painting majolica on an orange background.

London (Victoria and Albert Mus.): a dish


Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Arezzo (Tuscany).

Died 1481.

Painter, potter, modeller.

Giorgio Vasari the Elder was the son of Lazzaro Vasari and the grandfather of Giorgio Vasari the Younger. He is mainly known as a ceramic artist.