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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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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1920, in Paris.

Painter, lithographer, illustrator. Animals. Medals.

The son of an architect, and a gifted student of chemical engineering, Jacques Birr discovered painting at a very young age. As a Bachelor of Science, he pursued a career in the printed fabrics sector of industry. In ...

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S. Kontha

Hungarian sculptor, medallist, draughtsman, engraver and painter. In 1922 he moved from Transylvania to Győr, Hungary, where, while preparing to become a painter, he learnt the craft of goldsmithing and engraving from his father. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, in 1928–9...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Faenza.

Died 1709.

Engraver, goldsmith, painter. Architectural views.

The son of Giovanni Fantaguzzi, Savino Fantaguzzi II painted decorations for churches and palazzi in several towns in Italy, including Faenza and Florence. He subsequently had figures added to his work by painters such as the French artist C. de Bock and G. Neri of Bologna. He collaborated with de Bock on a ceiling fresco entitled ...

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British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1962, in Tenterden, Kent.

Painter, printmaker, graphic artist. Figures, architecture.

Young British Artists.

Gary Hume studied at the Liverpool Polytechnic from 1985 to 1986, and at Goldsmiths College in London from 1986 to 1988. He was among a group of Goldsmith's graduates that featured in a show curated by fellow student Damien Hirst in ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1675, in Turin, Italy; died 1750, in Paris.

Painter, sculptor, architect, decorative designer, engraver, goldsmith.

Meissonnier went to Paris in 1714, and was best known as a goldsmith and decorative painter. He was a brilliant ornamentalist and was made goldsmith to the king. He produced many drawings for engravings, and his works reveal the spirit and elegance of the 18th century. His style was rococo in the extreme, and was appropriate to his position as organiser of royal festivals and funerals. His design of the façade of St-Sulpice, Paris, was not used....

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British, 18th century, male.

Active in London at the beginning of the 18th century.

Medallist, engraver (etching/burin), draughtsman. Architectural views.

Sutton Nicol worked mainly for bookshops and produced a large number of plates. His best works are etchings. In 1725 he published Prospects of the Most Considerable Buildings about London...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1650, in Venice; died 13 April 1736, in Verona.

Painter, medallist, engraver (etching), architect. Architectural views.

A pupil of Cavaliere Pietro Liberi, Domenico Rosetti was a talented painter of perspectives and architectural views. He is better known, however, as an engraver. The elector palatine summoned him to Düsseldorf to engrave a series of prints from Gérard de Lairesse's ...

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Christiaan Schuckman

Dutch painter, etcher, mezzotint engraver, draughtsman, instrument maker, modeller, goldsmith, shipbuilder and writer. According to Nagler, Silo worked as a master shipbuilder and sea captain until he was 30, but by c. 1694 or shortly after he had learnt how to paint from Theodor van Pee (...

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 1713, in London; died 2 February 1788, in London.

Painter, draughtsman, architect, medallist, engraver (burin).

James 'Athenian' Stuart first painted fans before studying architecture. Though he had no source of income, he left for Italy, travelling on foot, and painting portraits on the way to earn a living, finally making it to Rome. After studying antiquities in depth he moved on to Athens, supported by the Dilettanti Society, and drew the most interesting remains of Greek architecture. His publication ...