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French, 20th century, male.

Born 3 September 1921, in La Baule.

Painter, lithographer, illustrator. Scenes with figures, portraits, nudes, landscapes, still-lifes. Stage sets, stage costumes, church decoration.

Jean Bruneau was a student at the École des Beaux-Arts in Nantes from 1938 to 1945 and won the Prix de la Ville de Nantes in his final year. In ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1 October 1913, in Paris; died 10 September 1998.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, engraver, designer. Figure compositions, figures, harbour views, still-lifes, flowers. Designs for mosaics, stage sets, church decoration, wall decorations.

Nouvelle Figuration.

André Fougeron came from a family of peasant labourers originally from the Creuse area. In his biography he describes his working life: after completing his basic education he began working as an apprentice draughtsman and then as a metalworker at one of the Renault plants before being made unemployed; he also married and had three children. As an artist he was largely self taught and attended evening classes. In ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 19 September 1913, in Paris.

Painter, engraver, illustrator. Figures, portraits, landscapes, flowers. Church decoration, stage sets.

Symbolism.

The son of Roger Maillart, the painter, and grandson of Diogène Maillart, Jean Denis studied under Devandez and Orthon Friez. He was awarded the Médaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris in ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Bologna from 1748 to 1790.

Painter, engraver (burin). Religious subjects. Stage sets.

Vincenzo Mazzi was a member of the Accademia Clementina in Bologna. He produced paintings for churches, but his main work was making stage sets for theatres.

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Polish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 19 April 1869, in Ropczyce; died 1946, in Wadowice.

Painter, engraver. Allegorical subjects, portraits, interiors, still-lifes, landscapes. Stage sets, church decoration, designs for stained glass.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

Józef Mehoffer studied at the Cracow academy from 1887 to 1889...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1931, in Nice; died 3 June 2005.

Draughtsman, painter (gouache), sculptor, engraver, poster artist, illustrator, designer. Religious subjects, figures, portraits. Postage stamps.

Raymond Moretti lived and worked in Courbevoie. After producing strictly figurative painting he undertook, around 1970, an enormous construction which he showed mainly in Paris in ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 9 April 1932, in Caen.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, lithographer, illustrator, sculptor. Scenes with figures, landscapes. Murals, church decoration, stage costumes and sets.

Jacques Pasquier built up an entomological collection from 1946 to 1956, while also drawing comic strips. He started oil painting in ...

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German, 20th century, male.

Born 12 April 1875, in Leipzig.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver. Religious subjects, figures, scenes with figures, genre scenes. Stage sets.

Popp studied in Dresden, Berlin and Rome.

Berlin (Nationalgal.): 16 watercolours

Görlitz (Städtische Kunstsammlungen): Tragedy in a Factory Entrance Hall

Hildesheim: Adoration of the Shepherds...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1699, in Savona; died 11 November 1775, in Genoa.

Painter, engraver (burin), caricaturist. Religious subjects. Stage sets.

Giovanni Agostino Ratti came to Rome as a very young man and became the pupil of Benedetto Luti. He painted a number of historical works, including a ...

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 24 October 1796, in Edinburgh; died 25 November 1864, in London.

Painter, watercolourist, lithographer, designer. Landscapes, urban landscapes, architectural views, church interiors, interiors, ruins. Stage sets.

Orientalism.

David Roberts came from a humble background and was initially apprenticed to a painter-decorator, but soon turned his hand to stage set design. In ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 27 May 1871, in Paris, France; died 13 February 1958, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, engraver, potter. Religious subjects, figures, landscapes. Stage sets, designs for stained glass, designs for tapestries.

Georges Rouault completed his primary education in 1885 and was apprenticed to stained-glass artists – first the Tamonis, then Hirsch. He received a direct offer from Albert Besnard for stained-glass windows for the School of Pharmacy to be made from his design sketches, but he refused out of loyalty to his employer. He was encouraged to consider painting as a career, having been introduced to the appreciation of art by his grandfather, Alexandre Champdavoine, who, modest white-collar worker though he was, knew and admired Honoré Daumier, Gustave Courbet, and Édouard Manet. Rouault achieved entry to the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1891, first in Elie Delaunay’s studio, then in Gustave Moreau’s (where he met Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet, Rudolf Lehmann, Henri Evenepoel, and others). Though he failed twice at the Prix de Rome, he won the Prix Chenavard in 1894 and, by 1900, he had obtained a mention and a bronze medal. In 1903, as Gustave Moreau’s executor, he became the curator of the Musée Gustave Moreau in Paris....