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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active during the first half of the 16th century.

Painter. Religious subjects.

The master painted an altarpiece in Segovia signed A.B., seven panels of which can be found in the Prado in Madrid. His work shows the influence of Gerard David....

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German, 16th – 17th century, male.

Active also in Rome.

Born 1552, in Cologne; died 6 January 1616, in Prague.

Painter. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Prague School.

Aachen named himself after the town of Aachen, Germany, where his family came from and where his father was born. He showed a remarkable talent for drawing from a very young age and as a result was sent, at 16, to study under Jerrigh, a Flemish painter who had settled in Cologne. Aachen worked as his apprentice for nearly six years, studying the works of Spronghen in particular, who was then at the height of his fame. He went to Venice around 1574, where the works of Tintoretto made a profound impression on him. In 1575 he went to Rome, where his works attracted attention. He remained in Italy until 1587. He subsequently went to Cologne, and then Munich in 1589, on the invitation of William V, Duke of Bavaria. From 1592 he worked as a painter to the court of Rudolf II, which moved to Prague in 1596. He was one of several court artists sent around Europe by Rudolf II to buy works of art for the imperial collection. In 1602 he was awarded the title of advisor to the emperor. He kept his title and duties after the death of Rudolf and the accession of Emperor Matthias....

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Naples at the end of the 15th century.

Painter. Religious subjects.

In 1498, Luigi dell'Abate collaborated with François Pappalettere on the decoration of the convent of S Giovanni in Capua.

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Eleanor Sims

Persian painter. He was one of a small group of artists working in Iran in the second half of the 17th century who painted in an eclectic manner that drew on European images and Mughal Indian styles (see Islamic art, §III, 4(vi)(a)). He appears to have been the earliest of this group, which included Muhammad Zaman and ‛Aliquli Jabbadar, to integrate these ‘exotic’ elements into his work. He invariably inscribed his work with the punning Persian phrase ...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1836, in Naples; died 1868, in Florence.

Painter. Genre scenes, portraits, church interiors, architectural views, landscapes, seascapes.

Macchiaioli Group.

Giuseppe Abbati was one of the interesting figures of the new Italian School. He trained under his father Vincenzo Abatti, a Neapolitan painter. He then went to work at the school of fine arts in Venice. In ...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Active in the first half of the 19th century.

Born 1803, in Naples.

Painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes, church interiors, landscapes.

Vincenzo Abbati was working in Graz in 1843. There were reports that he then moved to Florence, Venice and then back to Naples....

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1600, in Città di Castello; died 1656.

Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects.

A pupil of Giuseppe Cesari Cavaliero d'Arpino; reputed to be a skilful painter of historical themes and frescoes. He assisted Bernini on various projects. Abbatini is known to have painted the ceiling of the S Teresa Chapel in Rome's S Maria della Vittoria Church. He was a member of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome. Also known for drawings made for the frontispiece and other plates for ...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born c. 1640, in Milan; died 1715, in Milan.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects, portraits.

Studied under Carlo Francesco Nuvoloni, who taught him to paint with great facility, particularly frescoes. A painter with a lively imagination and sound technique, Abbiati was firmly established among the ranks of artists working at the time. In cooperation with Federigo Bianchi, he painted a ...

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Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom

Bangladeshi painter and printmaker. He studied painting at the Government School of Art in Calcutta from 1933 to 1938, and then taught there until 1947. His work first attracted public attention in 1943 when he produced a powerful series of drawings of the Bengal famine. After the partition of India and Pakistan in ...

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Belgian, 19th century, male.

Born 21 January 1797, in Ghent; died 23 February 1855, in Ghent.

Painter, watercolourist. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, genre scenes, portraits, landscapes.

After studying with Pieter van Huffel at the academy in Ghent, Abeele went to Paris in 1819 and joined the studio of Baron Gros. In ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1912, in Zingem.

Painter, engraver. Religious subjects.

Jos van den Abeele was a student at the fine art academies of Audenaerde, Ghent and Tournai. He used country folk as models for his works, which were often symbolic in nature.

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Abel  

French, 16th century, male.

Active in the middle of the 16th century.

Painter. Religious subjects.

A reference to Abel, whose first name is not given, is found in a passage by Malvasia. The reference confirms that he received 100 Roman crowns for a copy of ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 28 February 1832, in Marseilles; died 1870, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, figures, portraits.

Abel studied under Bonnefond at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons and later under Léon Cogniet. He exhibited in Lyons in 1866 and Paris from 1857 to 1870...

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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Born 1800, near Valencia; died 1884.

Painter. Religious subjects, hunting scenes.

Abella became known in Valencia around 1845 for his hunting scenes and historical paintings.

Valencia: Christ

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French, 15th century, male.

Active in St-Maximin (near Marseilles).

Born c. 1375; died May 1450.

Painter. Religious subjects, figures. Decorative schemes.

Andreas Abellon was a Dominican prior. Archives studied by Albanès record that the convent bought three historiated tapestries in 1444, which could have been painted by Abellon. He may have been the decorator of the chancel of the chapel, which was built between ...

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Swiss, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 15 August 1666, in Sursee; died 1740.

Painter, glass painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes. Glass painting.

He was the most distinguished member of his family, and examples of his work - generally subjects taken from history or the Old Testament - are not uncommon. He also painted genre scenes....

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Austrian, 17th century, male.

Active in Hall (Tyrol).

Painter. Religious subjects.

Hall School.

Surviving works by him are several religious paintings and a Crucifixion in the town cemetery of Hall.

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‛Abid  

Jeffrey A. Hughes

Indian miniature painter, son of Aqa Riza and brother of Abu’l-Hasan. Both his father and his brother worked for the Mughal emperor Jahangir (reg 1605–27). Although ‛Abid probably began working in the royal atelier c. 1615, all of his known signed works are datable to the reign of ...

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German, 18th century, male.

Born 9 December 1739, in Vienna; died 8 March 1799.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Known works by him include an altar painting for the old parish of Altlerchenfeldt (Vienna) and another for the church of Passeck (now Paseka) in Moravia.

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German, 17th century, male.

Born 1613, in Miesbach; died 1705, in Munich.

Sculptor, draughtsman. Religious subjects.

An artist in the employ of the Elector of Bavaria, he produced a considerable number of works, notably four large evangelical figures beside the high altar and angel figures in the choir of St Cajetan's in Munich. Several works by him are found in other churches in Munich. In ...