Dutch printmaker and painter. He trained at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague, where he subsequently taught graphic art (1893–1911). In 1911 he succeeded Pieter Dupont as professor in graphics at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam under the directorship of Antoon Derkinderen. In the early years of his career Aarts produced some paintings using the pointillist technique, mostly landscapes (The Hague, Gemeentemus.); he also carved some sculptures in wood. He is, however, best known for his graphic work. In technique and subject-matter, his prints have a great deal in common with those of Dupont. As the latter’s successor he devoted himself to the revival of engraving, which his predecessor had reintroduced; his own experiments in this medium (in particular his scenes with diggers and beggars, all ...
Jan Jaap Heij
Pamela H. Simpson
American painter, illustrator, and muralist, active also in England. Abbey began his art studies at the age of 14 in his native Philadelphia where he worked with Isaac L. Williams (1817–95). Two years later he enrolled in night classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art working under Christian Schussele (...
French, 19th – 20th century, male.
Born 27 May 1873, in La Varenne-St-Hilaire.
Draughtsman, humorist, poster artist, illustrator.
Jack Abeillé collaborated on many newspapers and publications. He participated in collective exhibitions dedicated to humorous art, both in France and abroad. Most notably, he was one of the illustrators of ...
German, 20th century, male.
Born 26 August 1882, in Berlin; died 4 July 1939, in Berlin.
Draughtsman, illustrator, poster artist, caricaturist.
Hermann Abeking was still very much influenced by the Jugendstil, and particularly by Aubrey Beardsley and Jan Toorop. He worked on several German magazines, including the ...
French, 20th century, female.
Born 13 August 1937, in Paris.
Achimsky studied at a school of graphic art and began her working life as a draughtswoman in advertising and the cinema. She began to paint in 1972 and exhibited at group exhibitions in Paris and in the provinces. She exhibited regularly at the Salon d'Automne from ...
American graphic design firm. Founded in 1993 by Sean Adams (b Reno, NV, 19 July 1964) and Noreen Morioka (b Sunnyvale, CA, 6 July 1965). Often described as simple and pure, AdamsMorioka design is distinguished by its clear, pragmatic approach, joined often with optimistic bright colour palettes. Adams and Morioka met while studying at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) programme under professors Lorraine Wilde and Lou Danziger. After graduating, Adams (BFA ...
Russian, 20th century, male.
Active from 1923 and naturalised in France.
Born 15 May 1898, in Saki; died 21 January 1980, in Paris.
Painter, engraver, graphic designer, illustrator. Portraits, circus scenes, landscapes, still-lifes, flowers.
Michael Adlen settled in Vienna when still very young, attended art school there and started exhibiting. In ...
American, 20th – 21st century, female.
Born 1966, in New York.
Graphic artist, photographer.
Amy Adler studied at the Cooper Union in New York, receiving a BFA there in 1989. She also studied at the Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin, Germany, in 1987. She obtained a MFA from University of California (Los Angeles) in ...
Romanian, 20th century, male.
Active in Israel from 1960.
Born 24 July 1912, in Romania.
Painter, engraver. Portraits, landscapes, animals.
Oswald Adler settled in Bucharest in 1934 and worked in advertising and graphic design. He trained late: he attended the academy of applied arts in Vienna in ...
Persian illustrator. Active during the reign of the Safavid shah ‛Abbas II (reg 1642–66), Afzal produced manuscript illustrations and single pages for albums in different styles. Most of the 62 paintings he made for the voluminous copy (St Petersburg, Saltykov-Shchedrin Pub. Lib., Dorn 333) of Firdawi’s ...
Cuban, 20th – 21st century, male.
Born 1947, in Pilon.
Engraver, lithographer, graphic designer.
Roger Aguilar graduated from the school of artistic education in Cuba in 1965. He has taken part in collective exhibitions since 1967. In 1975 he was awarded first prize for lithography at the National Engraving Salon. He works as a graphic artist for the Ministry of Culture....
Austrian, 20th century, female.
Born 1937, in Traun.
Painter, pastellist, engraver, illustrator.
Having followed courses in calligraphy and typography at the fine art school in Linz, Helga Aichinger taught herself painting and engraving. From 1960 she executed woodcuts, pastels, collages, children's books and dolls. She exhibited in Vienna, Linz, Traun, Prague, Istanbul and Ankara and took part in collective exhibitions in Bologna, Bratislava, Belgrade, Beirut and at the Menton Biennale. Aichinger was awarded 'The Most Beautiful Books' diploma by the city of Vienna in ...
Belgian, 20th – 21st century, male.
Born 1948, in Antwerp.
Painter, watercolourist, graphic designer. Figures.
Roger van Akelyn evokes the anguish inherent in the human condition, sometimes using quasi-surrealist imagery.
V. V. Vanslov
Russian stage designer, director, painter and graphic artist of Ukranian birth. He studied in Petrograd (now St Petersburg) from 1915 to 1919 in an artists’ workshop under Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Aleksandr Yakovlev and Vasily Shukhayev. From 1920 to 1922 he worked as a stage designer in Khar’kov (now Kharkiv). In ...
Ukranian, 20th century, male.
Born 16 April 1901, in Khar'kov (now Kharkiv); died 16 September 1968, in Moscow.
Painter, stage designer, graphic artist, theatre director.
Nikolay Pavolovich Akimov studied under Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Aleksandr Yakovlev and Vasily Shukhayev in St Petersburg from 1915 to 1919. He worked as a stage designer in Kharkiv ...
Russian painter, graphic artist, sculptor and designer of Ukrainian birth. He studied painting at the School of Art in Odessa (1901–7) under Kiriak Kostandi (1852–1921), at the same time attending classes in sculpture. In 1908–9 he made a series of pointillist paintings. He visited Vienna and Munich in ...
Sheila R. Canby
Persian illustrator, illuminator and calligrapher
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Illustrator and painter. According to the Safavid chronicler Dust Muhammad, ‛Abd al-Hayy trained under Shams al-Din at Baghdad during the reign of the Jalayirid sultan Uways I (reg 1356–74) and became the leading painter under his son Ahmad (reg 1382–1410), who was also ‛Abd al-Hayy’s pupil. When Timur took Baghdad, ‛Abd al-Hayy was sent to Samarkand, either in ...
Lebanese, 20th – 21st century, male.
Active also active in France.
Born 1962, in Saïda.
Painter, draughtsman, illustrator. Figures, portraits.
This artist is a self-taught book and magazine illustrator who divides his time between Beirut and Paris. He has exhibited drawings and paintings at one-man shows in Beirut (since ...
French, 20th century, male.
Born 7 August 1924, in Paris.
Painter, poster artist, illustrator. Designs for tapestries.
In 1944, Pierre Alary studied under Brianchon at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. He exhibited work from 1950 at the Salon d'Automne, from 1965 at the Salon Comparaisons, and showed work at the Salon des Peintres Témoins de Leur Temps from ...