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Dutch, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1659 or 1660, in Leiden; died 1721.

Sculptor, engraver.

Hillebrand van der Aa received his training as an artist from his father, the sculptor Boudewyn Pietersz. van der Aa. He was married twice - the first time on 13 May 1683...

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 24 September 1800, in Winterthur; died 19 December 1872, in Winterthur.

Engraver, sculptor, medallist.

Son and pupil of the engraver Johann Aberli. His name crops up in Lyons in 1821 and Paris in 1823. Around 1825 to 1828 he worked in Winterthur. From ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 22 August 1920, in Genoa.

Painter, sculptor (including bronze), engraver, designer, collage artist.

The son of Piedmontese parents, Enrico Accatino studied at the fine arts academy in Rome from 1942 to 1945, and was a pupil of Felice Casorati. In ...

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German, 15th century, male.

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

Sculptor, engraver (stone).

Cologne School.

In 1487 Adam, along with other master sculptors, was commissioned to plan the western part of the church of St Victor in Xanten, Germany.

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1904, in Paris; died 27 August 1967, in Perros-Guirec (Côtes-d'Armor).

Sculptor (including bronze), engraver (burin). Monuments, designs for tapestries, stage costumes and sets.

Henri Adam's father, a goldsmith and jeweller, taught him the rudiments of the trade while he was studying at the Collège Lavoisier. He also took classes in drawing, first at the École Germain-Pillon and subsequently at the Atelier de la Ville de Paris in Montparnasse, before moving to the École des Beaux-Arts. He exhibited various paintings between ...

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French sculptor, printmaker and tapestry designer. His father was a jeweller, and after his return from World War I in 1918 Adam worked in his studio and learnt how to engrave. At the same time he studied drawing at the Ecole Germain-Pilon and read Charles Baudelaire’s ...

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Canadian First Nations (Oji-Cree), 20th century, female.

Born 28 March 1971, in Yorkton (Saskatchewan).

Installation artist, ceramicist, photographer, sculptor, printmaker.

KC Adams studied at Concordia University, in Montreal, Quebec, where she received her BFA in Studio Arts in 1998. Her artistic practice was further developed through artists’ residencies in Canada, at institutions in Banff, Charlottetown and Winnipeg. During her ...

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 5 October 1917, in Northampton; died 5 April 1984, in Great Maplestead (Essex).

Sculptor (bronze/wood), engraver.

London Group.

Robert Adams trained at the Northampton School of Art from 1933 to 1944. He participated in a number of group shows during World War II and held his first solo exhibition at the Gimpel Fils Gallery in London in ...

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Estonian, 19th century, male.

Born 31 October 1855, near Paldiski.

Sculptor, engraver (wood).

Amandus Heinrich Adamson studied at the academy of St Petersburg, and subsequently under the guidance of Bock in Paris in 1886 and 1891. He showed a marble statue in Paris, entitled The Wave...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Rome in 1695.

Sculptor (wood) (?), engraver (line-engraving) (?).

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Swiss, 15th – 16th century, male.

Active in Fribourg from 1498 to 1509.

Sculptor, engraver (stone), architect.

Gylian Aetterli worked in the funerary chapel of St Nicholas in Fribourg, and in 1501 sculpted the baptismal font for the church at Guin in the canton of Fribourg....

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Aglane  

Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 17 March 1912, in Nivelles.

Painter, sculptor, engraver. Figure compositions, portraits, still-lifes.

Aglane studied at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. He exhibited in Belgium (in Brussels, Antwerp, Charleroi, La Louvrière, Alost and Lokeren) as well as abroad, including exhibitions in Rome, Vienna, Lisbon and Toulouse. He won the Moens Baes prize in ...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born 1470, in Florence.

Sculptor.

Agnolo di Polo was the son of Polo d'Angelo of Vetri, and brother of the medal-maker and precious stone engraver Domenico di Polo. According to Vasari, he produced a large number of terracotta pieces for the churches of Florence....

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Swedish, 19th century, female.

Born 1826, in Sweden; died 1897.

Sculptor.

Lea Ahlborn was awarded a bronze medal at the 1889 Exposition Universelle. She served for 44 years as the royal coin and medal engraver and is remembered as the first female civil servant in Sweden's history....

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Christine Mullen Kreamer

Togolese painter, sculptor, engraver, stained glass designer, potter and textile designer. Beginning in 1946, he received his secondary education in Dakar, where he also worked in an architecture firm. He travelled to France and received his diplôme supérieur from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris. A versatile artist, Ahyi is best known for his murals and for monumental stone, marble and cement public sculptures. His work reflects the fusion of his Togolese roots, European training and an international outlook, and he counts among his influences Moore, Braque, Modigliani, Tamayo, Siqueiros and Tall. His work combines ancient and modern themes and materials, maternity being a prominent topic. The messages of his larger, public pieces operate on a broad level to appeal to the general populace, while smaller works often reflect his private engagement with challenges confronting the human condition. His compositions are both abstract and figurative and evoke the heroism and hope of the two world wars, Togo's colonial period and the struggle for independence from France, as well as the political efforts of the peoples of Vietnam, South Africa and Palestine. Ahyi has won numerous international prizes, including the prize of the city of Lyon (...

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Marcella Nesom-Sirhandi

Pakistani painter, sculptor and printmaker. Educated in Pakistan and abroad, he has consciously and successfully synthesized Eastern and Western aesthetic traditions. In 1963, a year after graduating from the National College of Arts, Lahore, he joined the faculty as a lecturer in art, later becoming a professor and head of the Department of Fine Arts. His studies abroad have included post-graduate work in London (...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 14 November 1925, in La Ciotat.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, sculptor, lithographer, illustrator. Figure compositions, figures, nudes, portraits, interiors, landscapes, urban landscapes, seascapes, still-lifes. Wall decorations.

Symbolism.

Jean-Pierre Alaux was the son of François Alaux and the great-great-grandson of Jean-Paul Alaux. From ...

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Polish, 19th – 20th century, female.

Active in France.

Born in Lopatynka.

Sculptor, medallist. Busts.

A student of Falguière and of the medal engraver Daniel Dupuis, Iza Albazzi exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris from 1896 to 1923 and was honoured for medal engraving in ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 11 January 1953, in Saïda.

Painter, pastellist, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Designs for stained glass.

Figuration Libre, Citationism.

Jean-Michel Albérola lived in Algeria until 1962. He then went to France, living successively in several cities, including Marseilles, Toulouse, Avignon and Paris. He studied in Marseilles and in Aix-en-Provence. Until ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Died 17 February 1596, in Rome.

Painter, engraver, sculptor.