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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Painter, sculptor, mixed media, architect.

Bedel's works are metaphorical. In relief to varying degrees, he combines shiny metal with dull organic materials to create models that resemble towns, while privileging the evocation of the book form. He gives poetic expression to his pessimistic preoccupations concerning the future of humanity....

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Frederick J. Dockstader

Native American Navajo silversmith. He learnt the art as a young man from his half-brother John and an older Navajo, Left Handed Red, then branched out on his own. He became a successful silversmith, and with his wife Mabel was one of the most active craftsmen in the area, not far from the Hubbell Trading Post, AZ. During the fieldwork of ethnographer John Adair (...

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Jorge Luján-Muñoz

Guatemalan painter, printmaker, and medallist. He entered the mint in 1795 as an apprentice engraver but on the recommendation of its director, Pedro Garci-Aguirre, also became Master Corrector at the Escuela de Dibujo de la Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País, Guatemala City, in 1796...

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Gordon Campbell

Firm of American silversmiths established in 1809 in Boston by Thomas Charles Fletcher (b Alstead Cheshire, NH, 3 April 1787; d Delano, NJ, 14 Nov 1866) and Sidney Gardiner (b Southold, Long Island, NY, 23 Jan 1787; d Veracruz, Mexico, 1827) and moved in ...

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Kelly Donahue-Wallace

Spanish printmaker, medallist, and type designer, active in Spain and Mexico. He was one of the first students at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de S Fernando in Madrid (founded 1752), which awarded him a pension to train as a medallist from 1754 to 1758...

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Maria Helena Mendes Pinto

Portuguese cabinetmaker and metalworker. The most outstanding characteristic of his documented works—all commissioned by religious institutions—is his use of pau preto (Brazilian rose-wood), either solid or thickly veneered on to chestnut, worked em espinhado (in a herring-bone pattern) decorated with parallel grooves, mouldings and, more rarely, with ...

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Mexican, 19th century, male.

Active in Guadalajara (Jalisco) in 1822.

Medallist.

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Mexican, 19th century, male.

Active in Mexico from 1847 to 1867.

Medallist.

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Chilean, 18th century, male.

Died 1798.

Medallist.

He worked at the mint in Santiago.

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Mexican, 19th century, male.

Active in Mexico from 1865 to 1867.

Medallist.

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Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Born 1894 or 1918, in Montevideo; died 1947, in Montevideo.

Sculptor, medallist, engraver, draughtsman, engraver. Monuments.

Peña began his studies at the Cercle de Bellas Artes in his native Montevideo. Having received a travel grant, he went to study with Anton Hanak in Vienna, and then with Antoine Bourdelle in Paris. Among his monuments are: ...

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Sinú  

Warwick Bray and Trent Barnes

Archaeological zone and style of metalwork produced in the three great 16th-century chiefdoms of Fincenú, Pancenú, and Cenúfana in the Caribbean lowlands of Colombia during the millennium before the Spanish Conquest. The Sinú style also extended to the San Jorge Basin and the lower Cauca and Nechí drainages. Many of these lowland areas are seasonally flooded but were turned into prime farmland by the construction of more than 500,000 ha of ridged and drained fields linked by a canal network. Besides landscape architecture, the Sinú zone is noted for its goldwork (...

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South American, 19th century, male.

Active in Peru from 1808 to 1821.

Medallist.

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Eduardo Serrano

Colombian sculptor, draughtsman, painter and medallist. He studied with Francisco Antonio Cano and co-founded with him the review Lectura y Arte, in which he published illustrations and vignettes influenced by the motifs and sinuous style of Art Nouveau. In 1905 he left for Havana, where his talent was more fully recognized. Cuban patronage enabled him to travel to Paris, where he executed delicate life-size marble statues that blend classicism and sensuality, such as ...

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Colombian, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 24 October 1876, in Santa Rosa de Osos.

Sculptor, medallist.

Tobon-Mejia was a pupil of Jean Paul Laurens in Paris where he lived and worked. He sculpted several large monuments in Colombia, in addition to plates and medals....

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Mexican, 19th century, male.

Active in 1822.

Medallist.

He engraved the medal Effigy of Agustin I and his Wife.