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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1900, in Marciana Marina (Livorno); died 1971, in Milan.

Painter, ceramicist, illustrator, scenographer, writer. Stage costumes.

Futurism.

Giovanni Acquaviva studied philosophy and law at the University of Pisa, while devoting himself to illustration at the same time. He founded the Futurist group ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 22 June 1952, in Bordeaux.

Painter (including mixed media), sculptor, potter. Stage sets.

At the age of 24, Philippe Aïni gave up his job as a pastry cook to become an artist, although he lacked any training. At first, he was supported and encouraged to exhibit by Jean-Pierre Roche of the Galerie Émergences in Bordeaux (...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 24 September 1914; died January 1985, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, ceramicist. Designs for tapestries and stained-glass windows.

Maurice André participated in several of the annual Paris Salons, and staged an exhibition of his watercolours in 1952. He won the Grand Prix International de Création at the Brussels exhibition of ...

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Inmaculada Julián

Spanish painter, sculptor, potter, printmaker and stage designer . As a painter he was mainly self-taught. After working as a journalist in 1957, he left Spain in 1958 to avoid military service, settling in Paris. There he continued to work both as a journalist and painter. From ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Active also active in the USA.

Born 1910, in Ancona; died 1976, in Rome.

Painter, fresco artist, mosaicist, ceramicist, decorative designer. Still-lifes (including musical instruments). Stage sets.

School of Rome group.

In 1915, Corrado Cagli went to live in Rome, where he entered the Accademia di Belle Arti. He later went to Umbria, where he produced frescoes, mosaics and ceramics. Between 1931 and 1935, he executed a mosaic 650 feet (200 metres) long for the fountain in Terni and a fresco, ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 11 January 1911, in Tournai; died 1996.

Sculptor (metal), ceramicist, engraver, lithographer. Stage sets, designs for tapestries, architectural integration.

Pierre Caille attended evening classes at the academy in Tournai, and in 1929-1930 worked in Joris Minne's workshop at the École d'Architecture et des Arts Decoratifs in Brussels, founded by Henry van de Velde in ...

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 21 January 1885, in Rothiemurchus (Inverness-shire); died 9 May 1978, in Aldermaston (Berkshire).

Painter, artisan, draughtsman, lithographer, ceramicist, stage set designer. Mythological subjects, landscapes, genre scenes, portraits, still-lifes, flowers. Murals, stage sets.

Bloomsbury Group, Omega Workshops.

Duncan Grant's father was a major in the British army and he spent the first nine years of his life in India and Burma. The Grants returned to Britain in 1894 and eight years later, aged seventeen, Duncan joined the Westminster School of Art. He visited Italy two years later, where he admired the works of Piero della Francesca and Masaccio, and in 1906 he spent a year in Paris where he attended Jacques-Emile Blanche's Académie de La Palette. During his time in Paris he met fellow British artists Wyndham Lewis, Henry Lamb and Augustus John and became acquainted with Vanessa and Clive Bell. He returned to London in 1907 where he began a relationship with the economist Maynard Keynes. Together, they made regular trips to Europe and North Africa....

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French painter, stage designer and illustrator. After studying porcelain painting at the Sèvres factory (1901) and drawing in Paris under the French flower painter Madelaine Lemaire (1845–1928), in 1903–4 she studied at the Académie Humbert in Paris, where she met Georges Braque and Francis Picabia. In ...

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Judi Freeman

French painter, draughtsman, illustrator, printmaker, stage designer, film maker, and ceramicist. Among the most prominent artists in Paris in the first half of the 20th century, he was prolific in many media and articulated a consistent position on the role of art in society in his many lectures and writings. His mature work underwent many changes, from a Cubist-derived abstraction in the 1910s to a distinctive realist imagery in the 1950s. Léger attracted numerous students to his various schools, and his ideas and philosophy were disseminated by modern artists throughout Europe and the Americas....

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 7 January 1888, in Paris; died 26 March 1976, in Fréjus (Var).

Sculptor, ceramicist, fresco artist. Busts, funerary monuments, stage sets, wall decorations.

Baron Léon Albert Marie de Leyritz was a pupil of J.P. Aubé and from 1906 of Antonin Mercié at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He received the Prix Chenavard in ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Active from 1957 in France.

Born 1929, in Turin.

Painter, engraver, potter. Designs for mosaics, stage sets.

Ricardo Licata was a pupil of the art school and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice, and it was the discovery of Paul Klee that determined his future artistic development. He settled in Paris in ...

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American, 20th century, female.

Born in New York.

Engraver, sculptor, designer. Stage costumes and sets, murals, ceramics.

Valerie J. Maynard studied at the New School, New York, and Goddard College, Plainfield (Vermont). She is based in Baltimore (Maryland). She has exhibited in Sweden, Nigeria and, in the USA, at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, in ...

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Spanish, 20th century, male.

Active in Uruguay, Argentina and France from 1938.

Born 17 December 1919, in Pontevedra (Galicia).

Painter, sculptor, engraver, ceramicist. Murals, stage sets.

When he finished his studies in Spain, Leopoldo Novoa went to live in Uruguay and then Argentina from 1938 to 1961...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Valsolda near Lugano from 1570 to 1590.

Sculptor.

He modelled 95 statues in terracotta in the chapel of La Stage degli Innocenti (the Massacre of the Innocents) at Varallo.

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 12 February 1905, in Bully-les-Mines (Pas-de-Calais); died 14 May 1993, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman (including charcoal/wash), engraver, potter, scenographer. Figures, portraits, nudes, rustic scenes, fishing scenes, seascapes, landscapes, landscapes with figures, still-lifes, animals. Wall decorations, stage costumes and sets...

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Russian, 20th century, female.

Born 1889, in Ivanovskoje; died 25 May 1924, in Moscow.

Painter (including gouache/mixed media), collage artist, designer, potter. Nudes, figures. Stage sets.

Suprematism, Constructivism.

Bubnovy Valet (Jack of Diamonds) group.

Liubov Sergueievna Popova came from a cultivated family. She studied in the studios of Stanislav Zhukovsky (...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1 December 1935, in Vò Vecchio (Padua).

Painter (mixed media), collage artist, designer, potter. Advertising art, stage sets.

Citazionismo.

Concetto Pozzati studied at the Bologna college of art from 1949 to 1955, after which he took an interest in advertising art and architecture. In ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 27 May 1871, in Paris, France; died 13 February 1958, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, engraver, potter. Religious subjects, figures, landscapes. Stage sets, designs for stained glass, designs for tapestries.

Georges Rouault completed his primary education in 1885 and was apprenticed to stained-glass artists – first the Tamonis, then Hirsch. He received a direct offer from Albert Besnard for stained-glass windows for the School of Pharmacy to be made from his design sketches, but he refused out of loyalty to his employer. He was encouraged to consider painting as a career, having been introduced to the appreciation of art by his grandfather, Alexandre Champdavoine, who, modest white-collar worker though he was, knew and admired Honoré Daumier, Gustave Courbet, and Édouard Manet. Rouault achieved entry to the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1891, first in Elie Delaunay’s studio, then in Gustave Moreau’s (where he met Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet, Rudolf Lehmann, Henri Evenepoel, and others). Though he failed twice at the Prix de Rome, he won the Prix Chenavard in 1894 and, by 1900, he had obtained a mention and a bronze medal. In 1903, as Gustave Moreau’s executor, he became the curator of the Musée Gustave Moreau in Paris....

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 22 October 1943, in Toulouse.

Painter. Animals. Stage sets.

Jean François Savornin was educated at the École des Beaux-Arts in Toulon, where he studied painting and ceramics under Tamary and Baboulène. His work is deliberately non-realist, tending towards an occasionally confused caricature of the external world. Above all, his work is distinguished by his sense of colour....

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 24 October 1883, in New York; died 18 November 1945, in Brandenburg.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, decorative designer. Figures. Designs for ceramics, stage sets.

Jugendstil, Art Deco.

Paul Scheurich studied at the arts academy in Berlin from 1902 to 1904. In ...