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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 April 1868, in Hamburg; died 27 February 1940, in Berlin.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, architect, designer, decorative artist, graphic designer. Posters, furniture, wallpaper, carpets, glassware, ceramics, table services, jewellery, silverwork, objets d'art, typefaces.

Jugendstil, functional school.

Die Sieben (Group of Seven), Deutscher Werkbund...


Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Germany.

Born 31 December 1849, in St Gall; died 1921, in Planegg.

Architect, painter, decorative designer, theorist. Designs (furniture/fabrics/metal objects/ceramics).


From 1868 to 1871 Hans Eduard von Berlepsch-Valendas was a student of architecture with Gottfried Sempers in Zurich. After graduating he abandoned architecture while he was living in Frankfurt, to go and train as a painter in Munich (...


Polish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1866, in Lubaczów; died 1924, in Cracow.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, decorative artist, ceramicist, sculptor, designer. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes. Furniture.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

Debicki studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna from 1881 to 1884, then in Munich, Paris, Lemberg (now Lviv, Ukraine) and Cracow. He first settled in Lemberg and began teaching in ...


French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1957, in Lille.

Painter. Figure compositions. Designs for carpets, furniture, ceramics and objets d'art.

Marie Ducaté lives and works in Marseilles. Her paintings present male nudes, alone or with others, in interiors or paradisal landscapes. These works disconcert by placing men in poses that in classical iconography are normally associated with the female. They recline languidly within kitsch interiors, with every detail of furnishing meticulously delineated. The effect is consciously heightened by the fact that the scene may comprise elements borrowed from the history of art, such as a Cubist floor or some drapery in the style of the Renaissance. Since ...


German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 15 May 1868, in Oberspaar, near Meissen (Saxony).

Sculptor, modeller (porcelain). Genre scenes.

Eichler worked at the Meissen porcelain factory before attending the industrial art and design school and the art academy in Dresden. From 1899 onwards he showcased his works at fine arts and decorative arts exhibitions in Dresden, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hanover and elsewhere....


Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1911, in Barba; died 1998.

Sculptor, potter. Figures, animals.

Fabbri was a pupil at the school of industrial art and design in Pistoia, then went on to study at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, where he worked with terracotta. In ...


Gordon Campbell

Finnish ceramic and glass designer. In 1945 he joined Arabia porcelain factory, where he dispensed with the notion of the china set in favour of mix and match tableware. His best known series was ‘Kilta’ (designed in 1948, sold from 1953 and relaunched in 1981...


French, 20th century, female.

Born 1889, in the Hautes-Pyrenées; died 28 January 1966, in Toulouse.

Painter, designer. Animals. Designs for carpets, designs (fabrics/ceramics/furniture).

Hélène Gasset-Housset exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Indépendants, the Salon d'Automne, the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs and the Salon des Femmes Peintres et Sculpteurs. She designed jewellery, carpets, fabrics, lacquer ware, ceramics, furniture and bindings. All her work is characterised by the richness of the materials used. Her major decorative pieces, often lacquer ware, are almost always based on animal themes....


German, 20th century, male.

Born 15 February 1883, in Marktheidenfeld; died 15 February 1964, in Nuremberg.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator. Landscapes with figures, landscapes. Designs (ex-libris/fabrics/furniture/porcelain).


After losing his mother at a very early age, Hermann Gradl was brought up by his father's family, with one of his cousins, Hermann Gradl Sr, a Jugendstil artist who was highly thought of at the time. He was first trained at the Städtische Gewerbeschule, Munich, then in ...


German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 28 January 1869, in Fürstenfeldbruck, near Munich; died 5 October 1934, in Dresden.

Sculptor, decorative designer, draughtsman. Designs (furniture, porcelain, jewels).

Karl Gross studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich from 1885 to 1888, then completed his training under the supervision of Fritz von Miller. In ...