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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 19 February 1946, in Washington DC.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, engraver, photographer, video artist, glassmaker, decorative designer. Theatre design.

AfriCobra Group.

Akili Ron Anderson attended the Corcoran School of Art and Howard University in Washington DC where he lives and works. He is a member of AfriCobra (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) founded in ...

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Norwegian, 19th century, male.

Born 13 April 1823, in Oslo; died 1 May 1906, in Oslo.

Painter, illustrator, photographer. Historical subjects, military portraits, equestrian portraits. Decorative schemes.

Balling studied decorative painting at the royal school of art in Oslo, after which he spent some time in Copenhagen and Bremen before studying for two years at the Berlin academy. He returned to Oslo in ...

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Austrian, 20th century, male.

Active from 1920 active in Germany, and from 1946 in the USA.

Born 5 April 1900, in Haag (Lower Austria); died 15 August 1985, in Santa Barbara (California), USA.

Painter, collage artist, photomontage artist, designer, decorative designer, architect.

In 1919 Bayer studied under the architect Georg Schmidthammer in Linz, and in ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 3 September 1904, in Nice; died 1997.

Illustrator, decorative designer, photographer.

Marcel Bovis studied at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Nice. As a decorative artist he collaborated with P. Follot, L. Sue, and others. He was one of the organisers of the short-lived Salon des Quatre Couleurs in Paris....

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Christina Lodder and Benjamin Benus

Avant-garde tendency in 20th-century painting, sculpture, photography, design and architecture, with associated developments in literature, theatre and film. The term was first coined by artists in Russia in early 1921 and achieved wide international currency in the 1920s. Russian Constructivism refers specifically to a group of artists who sought to move beyond the autonomous art object, extending the formal language of abstract art into practical design work. This development was prompted by the utopian climate following the October Revolution of ...

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Belgian, 19th century, male.

Born 1815, in Ghent; died 1897.

Painter.

Louis Delattre worked in various occupations - as a mechanic, painter and decorator, bank clerk and photographer. In 1865 he built a flying machine, however the trials proved unsuccessful. He exhibited his paintings in cafés and on newsagents' stands. He is known for his ...

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Courtney Gerber

Austrian designer, painter, teacher and political activist. The only child of Simon Dicker and Karolina Fanta, she studied photography with Johannes Beckmann in Vienna at the Graphische Lehr- unde Versuchsanstalt in 1914. She mastered the medium within two years, but found its expressive potential limiting and did not pursue it further. In ...

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American, 19th century, female.

Born 30 December 1858, in Kingfield (Minnesota); died 1937.

Miniaturist, decorative artist, photographer.

Dorchester (Atheneum)

Peladeau, Marius B. Chansonetta: The Life and Photographs of Chansonetta Stanley Emmons, 1858-1937, Maine Antique Digest, Waldoboro, 1977.Recollected Images, exhibition catalogue, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, 2000....

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Gjergj Frashëri

Albanian painter, architect, sculptor and photographer. His grandfather Andrea Idromeno was a painter and a doctor of theology; his father, Arsen Idromeno, was a furniture designer and painter. Kol Idromeno took private lessons in painting (1871–5) at the studio of the photographer and painter ...

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German, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 23 January 1949, in Swabia.

Painter, photographer, film producer, installation artist. Wall decorations.

Karl-Harmut Lerch studied photography and was awarded a doctorate in cinematography from the University of Paris in 1986. From 1991 to 1993, he was artist in residence at the Musée National d'Art Moderne and at the national college of decorative arts in Paris....

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German, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1962, in Munich.

Painter, installation artist, photographer. Wall decorations, furniture.

Regina Möller lives and works in Berlin. Using installations or photographs, she tackles the subject of traditional representations of women in daily life, at home or at work, putting herself in the situation. Since ...

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Deborah Cullen

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) was founded in 1929 by patrons Lillie P(lummer) Bliss, Cornelius J. Sullivan and Rockefeller family, §1 to establish an institution devoted to modern art. Over the next ten years the Museum moved three times and in 1939 settled in the Early Modern style building (...

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Norwegian, 20th century, male.

Born 1920, in Larvik; died 23 May 2015.

Sculptor, painter, printmaker, photographer. Landscapes. Wall decorations.

After spending his childhood in New York, Carl Nesjar attended the Pratt Institute of Design, New York. From 1940 to 1943 he continued his training at the Kunstakademi in Oslo, then in ...

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Jean A. Follett

American architect, stained-glass designer, furniture designer, and photographer. Preston was the son of Jonathan Preston (1801–88), a successful builder in Boston. William completed a year’s study at the Lawrence Scientific School in Cambridge, MA (later incorporated into Harvard University), and then went to Paris where he enrolled briefly in the Atelier Douillard. He returned to Boston in ...

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German, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 9 February 1932, in Dresden.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, photographer. Murals.

Conceptual Art, Citationism, Appropriation Art.

Capitalist Realism Group.

Gerhard Richter trained as a painter-decorator and publicity artist in Zittau in 1948 before going on to study from 1951 to 1956 at the fine arts academy in Dresden, where he took classes in painting and, in particular, fresco work. Although Germany was still partitioned at the time, he managed to flee East Germany in 1961. He settled in Düsseldorf and enrolled at the city’s fine arts academy, where he studied under K.O. Götz. His circle of friends included Sigmar Pole, Konrad Lueg (who would go on to operate the Konrad Fischer gallery) and Blinky Palermo. Richter travelled to New York in the company of the latter in 1970. Since 1971, Gerhard Richter has taught at the fine arts academy in Düsseldorf, living and working in nearby Cologne since 1983. He was awarded the Arnold Bode Prize in Kassel in 1981 and the Oskar Kokoschka Prize in Vienna in 1985....

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 19 April 1910, in Hampstead, London; died 11 March 2005, in Ulting (Essex).

Painter, textile designer, photographer, wallpaper designer. Interiors, landscapes, figures.

Humphrey Spender was the brother of the poet Stephen Spender. He studied art history at the Albert-Ludwig-Universität in Freiburg in ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA since 1966.

Born 20 April 1941, in Château-Arnoux-St-Auban (Alpes de Haute-Provence).

Painter, draughtsman, sculptor, designer, photographer, performance artist. Furniture.

Conceptual Art.

Bernar Venet lives and works in New York but spends extended periods in France, working in Rozières-sur-Mouzon, Nice and Grenoble....