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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.


Russian, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 18 February 1912, in Baku.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, engraver, decorative designer. Religious subjects, figures, nudes, scenes with figures, landscapes, seascapes, architectural views, still-lifes, animals. Designs for tapestries, designs for mosaics, murals, church decoration.

A self-taught artist of Armenian origin, George Akopian went to France in ...


French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 24 March 1859, in Angers; died 1941, in Angers.

Painter, decorative artist, lithographer. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, genre scenes. Designs for stained glass.

He was a pupil of Ernest Hebert and Luc-Olivier Merson at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Between ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 1 March 1942, in Montluçon (Allier).

Painter, collage artist, engraver. Religious subjects. Murals.

Jean-Louis Arbaretaz was a pupil at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he was awarded the second Grand Prix de Rome for engraving in 1966. Primarily an engraver, he frequently took religious themes for his subject matter, in a dark, even disturbing chromatic and psychological climate....


French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Painter, lithographer. Religious themes, genre scenes.

P. Aressy exhibited portraits at the Salons of 1897 and 1901.

St-Nazaire (Mus. Municipal): Burial of a Sailor (print)


British, 20th century, male.

Active also active in the USA.

Born 1881, in Ringwood (Hampshire); died 1972.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, engraver (etching), illustrator. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, genre scenes, portraits, landscapes, still-lifes.

Having studied at the Birmingham School of Art, Armfield went on to study in Paris with Raphael Collin, Dauchez and Prinet. From ...


British, 20th century, male.

Born 28 November 1909 , in Dublin; died 28 April 1992 , in Madrid.

Painter (including gouache/mixed media), watercolourist, pastellist, lithographer. Religious subjects, figures, nudes, portraits, landscapes, role="theme">animals.

School of London.

Francis Bacon’s father was an English racehorse trainer. He spent part of his childhood with his maternal grandmother in Ireland. He suffered from asthma as a child and had no conventional schooling. From ...


Polish, 20th century, male.

Active from 1911 active then naturalised in France.

Born 8 March 1891, in Brest-Litovsk; died 15 June 1934, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver. Religious subjects, genre scenes, figures, urban landscapes, landscapes with figures.

The son of a rabbi, Balgley received a religious education but also had a painful childhood, living through pogroms and other atrocities. He was already painting while a medical student in St Petersburg, then decided to devote himself to drawing and painting, and studied at the fine arts school and the Odessa school of architecture at the University of Prince Wladimir Alexandrovich. He went to Paris and settled Montparnasse in ...


Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Italy.

Born 14 March 1857, in Jerez de la Frontera (Andalusia); died 25 November 1917, in Rome.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver. Historical subjects, portraits, genre scenes, interiors with figures, church interiors, landscapes with figures.

Salvador Sánchez Barbudo Morales worked in the studio of the restorer Pedro Vera. He later studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Seville and was a pupil of José Villegas. He completed his training at the Prado and finally settled in Rome....


French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1830 or 1832, in Lyons; died c. 1921, in Lyons.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver (etching). Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, flowers.

The son of the engraver Jean Balthazar Baron, Stéphane Baron studied first with his father and then with Léon Cogniet in Paris. He exhibited his ...


Swiss, 20th century, male.

Born 20 February 1889, in Geneva; died 1954 or 1955, in Geneva.

Painter (including gouache), pastellist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, decorative designer. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, genre scenes, figures, nudes, portraits, landscapes, still-lifes.

Barraud studied at the École des Arts et Métiers in Geneva and at the same time took evening classes at the École des Beaux-Arts under Pierre Pignolat. At first he worked in advertising as a designer and he was only able to dedicate himself fully to painting after 1913. He was a member of the ...


British, 20th century, male.

Active in London.

Born 10 March 1903, in Braintree (Essex); died 21 November 1989, in Saffron Walden (Essex).

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, illustrator, printmaker, graphic designer. Military subjects, rustic scenes, landscapes, seascapes, harbour scenes, architectural views, church interiors. Decorative panels.

Edward Bawden studied at Cambridge School of Art ...


American, 20th century, male.

Born 2 September 1911, in Charlotte (North Carolina); died 12 March 1988, in New York.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, lithographer, screen printer, engraver, collage artist, newspaper cartoonist, illustrator, art theorist. Religious subjects, figure compositions, local figures. Humorous cartoons, frontispieces, stage sets...


French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 24 March 1876, in Quimperlé; died February 1960, in Larmor.

Painter, engraver. History painting, religious subjects, landscapes.

Adolphe Beaufrère came to Paris in 1894 and studied with Gustave Moreau. In 1897, he was admitted to the painting section of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, where he met Matisse, Manquet and Rouault. He exhibited paintings in most of the Paris Salons, including the Salon des Artistes Français in 1898, the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1899, the Salon des Indépendants from 1907 and the Salon d'Automne in 1910. He showed his engravings at the Salon des Tuileries and the exhibitions of the Société des Peintres-Graveurs Français. He has featured in group exhibitions including 2001, ...


Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 27 November 1851, in Geneva; died 25 October 1922.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, decorative designer. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes. Murals.

De Beaumont attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and studied under Jean-Léon Gérome before returning to Geneva, where he divided his time between decorative painting and pictures. In ...


German, 20th century, male.

Born 12 February 1884, in Leipzig; died 27 December 1950, in New York.

Painter, engraver, lithographer. Figure compositions, religious subjects, mythological subjects.

Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity).

Max Beckmann studied at the Weimar academy from 1899 to 1903, before making his first journey to Paris, where he had use of a studio in Montparnasse. It was around this time that he discovered the ...


British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 April 1863, in London; died 27 November 1933, in London.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, illustrator. Figure compositions, religious subjects, mythological subjects, landscapes.

Robert Anning Bell was the pupil of Aimé Morot in Paris and of Sir George Frampton in London. He taught at University College, Liverpool (...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 1933, in Bordeaux.

Painter (including gouache), draughtsman, printmaker (monotypes). Religious subjects, local scenes (bullfighting).

Claude Bellan studied humanities, and began painting in 1952 under the influence of Matisse. He continued to work part-time at the Centre Nationale des Recherches Scientifiques (CNRS). Since the 1990s, he has lived and worked in Pugnac, in the Gironde....


Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1928, in Colognola ai Colli, near Verona.

Painter, engraver, graphic designer, fresco artist, sculptor. Religious subjects. Designs for stained glass.

Bellomi studied initially at the Cignaroli Academy in Verona. After World War II, he worked as a coal miner in St-Étienne in France. However, he spent most of his life in Verona where, ...


French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 28 April 1868, in Lille; died 16 April 1941, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, nudes, portraits, genre scenes, still-lifes, landscapes, urban landscapes. Designs for tapestries.


School of Pont-Aven.

Émile Bernard plays a singular role in the history of painting in the late-19th century. As demonstrated by the important retrospective of his work mounted by the Fondation Mona Bismarck in Paris in 1991, he was the often-overlooked originator of a number of highly innovative movements (Cloisonnism, Synthetism, even Symbolism), whose paternity he claimed with vehemence in his writings, before he turned his back on them all with equal forcefulness later in life. He moved to the western Paris suburb of Asnières with his family in 1881, and showed an early interest in painting, studying at the Atelier Cormon from the age of 16. Here he met his mentor, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and subsequently Van Gogh. Expelled from the studio in 1886 for insubordination and lack of discipline, he travelled to Normandy and Brittany, where he encountered Gauguin and his followers from the Pont-Aven School. In the same year, he painted the ...