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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...

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K. Somervell

English family of glassware enamellers. In 1760 William Beilby (1705–65), a goldsmith, moved his family from Durham to Newcastle upon Tyne, where his son Ralph Beilby (1743–1817) worked as a heraldic engraver. In 1755 William Beilby jr (1740–1819) was apprenticed to the Birmingham enameller ...

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Gordon Campbell

German architect and designer. He published ornamental designs (including grotesques) for artists working in gold, silver, glass and lacquer.

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 7 March 1912, in St-Étienne; died 5 December 1995, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, lithographer, illustrator, medallist. Wall decorations, designs for tapestries, designs for mosaics, designs for stained glass, frescoes, ceramics.

Jacques Despierre entered the studio of Lucien Simon at the École Nationale Superieur des Beaux-Arts in Paris in ...

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 19 November 1865, in Hamburg; died 11 June 1902, in Badenweiler.

Painter, decorative artist, illustrator, engraver, designer, ceramicist, textile designer. Portraits, landscapes, flowers. Designs for stained glass, designs for tapestries, ex-libris plates, advertising posters, fabrics, ceramics, metal objects, ironware, lamps, furniture, typefaces, jewellery, wallpaper...

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Cordelia Warr

Hungarian saint and patron. She was the daughter of the Arpád King Andrew II of Hungary (reg 1205–35) and Gertrude of Andechs-Meran (1185–1213) and married Ludwig IV, Landgrave of Thuringia (reg 1217–27) in 1221. After Ludwig’s death (11 September 1227...

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Flemish School, 16th – 17th century, male.

Active in Liège.

Born 1585, according to the Grove.

Glass painter.

Renier Flémal was the father of Bertholet, Willem, Renier the Younger and a fourth son, Hendrik, who was a goldsmith. Renier the Elder collaborated with Jean Nivar on the stained glass windows in the church of St Paul in Liège depicting ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 22 October 1920, in Anzin.

Sculptor, medallist, designer. Monuments, designs for stained glass.

Jules France studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Valenciennes, at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. He received numerous prizes and awards including the Premier Grand Prix de Rome for medals in ...

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Christiane Andersson

Swiss draughtsman, goldsmith, die-cutter, engraver, woodcut and stained-glass designer, painter and glass painter. He was the most original and gifted artist of the early Renaissance in German-speaking Switzerland. His highly imaginative drawings, created as independent works of art, are works of exceptional quality, vitality, expressiveness and often humour. For northern European art, Graf played an important role in the liberation of drawing from its traditionally subsidiary status as preparatory study for works of art in other media....

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Swiss, 16th century, male.

Born 1483, in Solothurn; died 1527-1529, in Basel.

Painter, glass painter, engraver (wood/copper), goldsmith.

The son of a goldsmith, he trained with his father. Like Nicolas Manuel Deutsch and Hans Leu the Younger, Urs Graf's work was inspired by his life as a foot soldier. He was also a die-cutter and a designer of glass paintings, and the works of Dürer and Johann Wechtlin were a source of inspiration. It is known that in ...