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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 11 January 1953, in Saïda.

Painter, pastellist, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Designs for stained glass.

Figuration Libre, Citationism.

Jean-Michel Albérola lived in Algeria until 1962. He then went to France, living successively in several cities, including Marseilles, Toulouse, Avignon and Paris. He studied in Marseilles and in Aix-en-Provence. Until ...

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Native American (Choctaw), 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1959, in Phoenix.

Beadworker, painter, fashion designer, glass artist , performance artist.

Marcus Amerman is a distinguished Choctaw artist who works in a number of media and in performance (as a figure called ‘Buffalo Man’) but is best known for creating his own approach to the Native American tradition of beadworking. Amerman has a BA in Fine Art from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, and also studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and the Anthropology Film Center. He lives and works north of Santa Fe. Amerman uses a highly mimetic style in his beadwork to recreate, and hence reclaim, Indian images from history, as in his beaded version of the famous D.F. Barry photograph, ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 19 February 1946, in Washington DC.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, engraver, photographer, video artist, glassmaker, decorative designer. Theatre design.

AfriCobra Group.

Akili Ron Anderson attended the Corcoran School of Art and Howard University in Washington DC where he lives and works. He is a member of AfriCobra (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) founded in ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in Los Angeles since 1997.

Born 1964, in Grenoble.

Painter, video artist. Designs for stained glass.

Carole Benzaken was a student in Paris at the École des Arts Appliqués, and then studied under Kermarrec and Cueco at the École des Beaux-Arts. She won a prize for painting at the École des Beaux-Arts in ...

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Filipino, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1926, in Manila.

Painter, sculptor, printmaker, designer. Figures, landscapes, cityscapes, genre scenes.

Neo-Realists.

Arturo Luz began his art lessons under the painter Pablo Amorsolo. He studied at the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and received a scholarship to attend the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California, from which he graduated in ...

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Belgian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946, in St-Trond.

Painter, draughtsman, ceramicist. Cartoons for stained glass.

André Mathys trained in Hasselt. He was awarded the first prize of the national stained glass commission in 1970 and a gold medal at the international ceramics competition in Faenza (Italy)....

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 15 May 1949, in Le Fay (Saône-et-Loire).

Draughtsman, painter, engraver. Glass painting.

Nouvelle Figuration, Figuration Narrative.

Bernard Moninot was the son of the painter Yvonne Cruat and the sculptor Robert Moninot. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris ...

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El Hadji Sy

Senegalese painter and teacher. He graduated in 1976 from the Institut National des Arts du Senegal, where he trained as an art educator. After building a collection of glass paintings, he began to explore this medium as a support for his art. He carefully studied the techniques of glass-painting masters, advancing the conventional subjects associated with the medium. Rather than representing traditional narrative and religious scenes, his paintings depict both human figures and organic forms resembling flora. The glass painting ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 26 February 1946, in Aurillac (Cantal).

Sculptor, glassmaker, draughtsman.

Art Brut.

Josette Rispal is a self-taught artist who now lives and works in Paris, spending regular periods in Venice and Murano. Rispal worked initially in any material that came to hand - bronze, terracotta, sheet metal, glass, recycled material, and so on. Her early work is distinguished by its intensely vivid colours and its preoccupation with light effects. Rispal works without constraint, juxtaposing the serious and the amusing, the solemn and the burlesque. She is particularly noted for her three series known collectively as ...

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Mary Chou

American painter . In 1962 Snyder earned a BA in sociology from Douglass College in New Brunswick, NJ. From 1964 to 1966 she attended Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, where she graduated with an MFA. Snyder is well known for her highly expressive, tactile paintings filled with narrative, symbolism and politics....