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French, 16th century, male.

Died before 1564.

Potter. Decorative motifs.

Mentioned in documents from 1526, Abaquesne was the first ceramicist to set up in Rouen. His work shows the influence of Italian models. He made a series of panels for the chateau of Écouen and the chapel at La Bastie d'Urfé....

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German, 18th century, male.

Active still alive in 1782.

Born 1714, in Zerbst.

Miniaturist.

Brother of E. H. Abel and Ernst August Abel. After working for a time at the royal porcelain manufactory in Berlin, he gave up painting in favour of music, becoming first violinist in Schwerin. His sons Wilhelm, Christian August, and August, were his pupils....

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Sheila S. Blair

Persian family of potters. The family is sometimes known, somewhat improperly, by the epithet Kashani [al-Kashani, Qashani], which refers to their home town, Kashan. It was a major centre for the production of lustre pottery in medieval Iran, and they were among the leading potters there, working in both the Monumental and the Miniature styles (...

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See Abu Tahir family

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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Born 1912, near Buenos Aires.

Painter, potter.

Acebal Y Digoras went to Spain to study at the school of fine arts in Bilbao, then began to exhibit in Bilbao and Paris. After returning to Argentina, he regularly took part in the national salon, as well as in collective events in Latin America, such as the salon in Mar-del-Plata ...

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born in Tafers (Fribourg).

Sculptor.

He was a monk who lived as a hermit at St Theodule near Memberg around 1850. He submitted modelled clay figures to various Swiss exhibitions. It is not known if he studied sculpture before taking orders....

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German, 20th century, male.

Born 8 March 1918.

Sculptor.

Hans Achtziger worked primarily as a sculptor in decorative work, tin glazed earthenware and porcelain.

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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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Italian, 19th century, male.

Active in Naples at the beginning of the 19th century.

Sculptor, modeller (porcelain).

Four bisque medallions of the face of Napoleon are attributed to Pietro Paolo Acquaviva. He made them at the royal porcelain factory. Acquaviva was one of the artists who produced the decorations upon the return of the Bourbons to Naples. He was appointed a teacher of sculpture in ...

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1868, in Worcester; died 1947.

Painter. Landscapes.

Harry Adams worked as a decorative artist for the Royal Worcester Porcelain Factory for eight years, before going to study art at the Académie Julian in Paris in 1895. He first exhibited in ...

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 1840, in Edmonton, Surrey; died 20 June 1906, in Ewhurst Hill, near Guildford.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver. Genre scenes, landscapes, landscapes with figures.

John Clayton Adams exhibited landscapes at Royal Academy exhibitions in London from 1863. He was a member of the New Watercolour Society and the Society of British Artists. He painted landscapes in the South of England....

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Canadian First Nations (Oji-Cree), 20th century, female.

Born 28 March 1971, in Yorkton (Saskatchewan).

Installation artist, ceramicist, photographer, sculptor, printmaker.

KC Adams studied at Concordia University, in Montreal, Quebec, where she received her BFA in Studio Arts in 1998. Her artistic practice was further developed through artists’ residencies in Canada, at institutions in Banff, Charlottetown and Winnipeg. During her ...

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Gordon Campbell

Name of at least four potters in Staffordshire in the late 18th century and early 19th. The most distinguished William Adams (1746–1805) was the founder of Greengates Pottery, where the design and high quality of his jasper ware has led to the mistaken inference that he had been trained by Josiah Wedgwood; in fact he trained with John Brindley, brother of the canal builder James Brindley. His wares, of which some 300 examples are known to survive, are stamped Adams and Co. Apart from jasper ware, he also made underglaze blue-printed ware. He was succeeded by his son Benjamin, who ran the business until its closure in ...

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 1786 or 1787, in Triesdorf near Ansbach; died 1842 or 1850, in Munich.

Painter (including porcelain), watercolourist. History painting, portraits.

He was first taught art by Professor Naumann in Ansbach. Later, around 1811, he worked at the royal manufactory in Nymphenburg, where he was appointed head and inspector of the painting workshop. In his genre, he is considered among the best German masters. His reputation is based mainly on his reproductions of old masters. Notable among his works are some large vases decorated with portraits of members of the Bavarian royal family....

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Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom

Lebanese–American artist and writer. Daughter of a Greek Christian mother and a Syrian Muslim father, she was educated in Lebanon and at universities in France and the United States. For many years she taught the philosophy of art at Dominican College, San Rafael, CA. She also lectured and taught at many other colleges and universities until her retirement in the late 1970s. Also a novelist and poet, she combined Arabic calligraphy with modern language in her drawings, paintings, ceramics and tapestries. She explored the relationship between word and image in over 200 “artist books,” in which she transcribed in her own hand Arabic poetry from a variety of sources....

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 20 April 1900, in Chatillon-Coligny (Loiret); died, Jacques died in 1984.

Painters, sculptors (including bronze/ceramics), decorative designers. Landscapes, figures, animals.

The Adnet twins exhibited together at the Salon des Artistes Français, winning a joint travel scholarship in 1927. They were members of the Salon d'Automne and also exhibited at the Salons des Indépendants and Salon des Tuileries. Their submissions of paintings have largely been of landscapes, but they have also offered paintings of furniture. Their careers later led them into the decorative arts; Jacques created the ...

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Born 1587, in Antwerp; died 30 October 1661.

Painter, painter (glass/ceramics), engraver. Animals, flowers, fruit, still-lifes.

Alexander Adriaenssen was a pupil of A. van Laeck and a member of the Antwerp guild in 1610. He was a fine painter of flowers, birds and fish and also painted on glass and pottery, excelling at producing silver tones. A copperplate engraving by him of A. van der Does, after van Dyck, is extant....

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French, 20th century, female.

Born 1937, in Nice.

Painter, sculptor, potter.

D'Agaggio lives and works in Antibes. She regularly exhibits in the USA and in France. One of her most notable exhibitions was in 1985, at the Orangery in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris. The French government has commissioned several ceramic-sculpture monuments from her....

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Carlos Cid Priego

Spanish sculptor and ceramicist. He moved to Madrid at an early age and was apprenticed to the French sculptor Robert Michel (i), who was employed at the court. He won first prize in a competition at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes, and organized the royal workshop for the carving of precious stones, where he executed two magnificent cameo portraits of ...

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Christine Mullen Kreamer

Togolese painter, sculptor, engraver, stained glass designer, potter and textile designer. Beginning in 1946, he received his secondary education in Dakar, where he also worked in an architecture firm. He travelled to France and received his diplôme supérieur from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris. A versatile artist, Ahyi is best known for his murals and for monumental stone, marble and cement public sculptures. His work reflects the fusion of his Togolese roots, European training and an international outlook, and he counts among his influences Moore, Braque, Modigliani, Tamayo, Siqueiros and Tall. His work combines ancient and modern themes and materials, maternity being a prominent topic. The messages of his larger, public pieces operate on a broad level to appeal to the general populace, while smaller works often reflect his private engagement with challenges confronting the human condition. His compositions are both abstract and figurative and evoke the heroism and hope of the two world wars, Togo's colonial period and the struggle for independence from France, as well as the political efforts of the peoples of Vietnam, South Africa and Palestine. Ahyi has won numerous international prizes, including the prize of the city of Lyon (...