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Philip Ward-Jackson

English sculptor, silversmith and illustrator. He was the son of a chaser and attended the Royal Academy Schools, London. At first he gave his attention equally to silverwork and to sculpture, exhibiting at the Royal Academy from 1851. An early bronze, St Michael and the Serpent...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 25 November 1868, in Bordeaux; died 27 June 1947, in Paris.

Sculptor, illustrator. Statues, busts, medals.

Having chosen an artistic career, Léon Blanchot left university to train as a sculptor at the École des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, then went to Paris and settled there. He regularly took part in the Salon des Artistes Français, and became a member of this society. His main works are ...

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Czech, 20th century, male.

Active from 1912 in France; naturalised from 1926.

Born 22 October 1883, in Boskovice; died 17 October 1969, in Marseilles, France.

Painter, engraver (etching), illustrator, sculptor. Figures, nudes, landscapes with figures, still-lifes (flowers). Busts, low reliefs, medals.

Osma Group (The Eight)...

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Philip Attwood

German painter, medallist, designer and illustrator. He trained as a painter in the Munich Akademie from 1884, and initially won fame in this art with large decorative schemes on mythological or religious themes (e.g. Bacchanal, c. 1888; Munich, Villa Schülein) and portraits painted in a broad, realistic manner (e.g. ...

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French, 20th century, female.

Born 8 May 1939, in Paris.

Painter, sculptor, draughtswoman, medallist, illustrator. Animals.

Marie-Joseph Devaux is a graduate of the École des Arts Décoratifs, the École Estienne, the École du Louvre and the École des Hautes Études, and is proficient in Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Egyptian hieroglyphics. She has taught at the Arts Décoratifs in Paris, worked in the Egyptian antiquities department and the Oriental department of the Louvre, and given courses at the École Estienne. She has been a teacher of the fine arts in secondary education since ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1919, in Etterbeek (Brussels).

Painter, sculptor, medallist, ceramicist, draughtsman, decorative designer, illustrator. Designs for tapestries.

Roger Duterme studied at the Etterbeek school of industrial art and design, and the Academy of St Luke in Brussels, where he later taught drawing. He became director of the École des Arts in Ixelles. He made large decorative panels for the Pavillon du St-Siège at the ...

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Mitsuhiko Hasebe

Japanese potter, calligrapher and medallist. At an early age he taught himself seal-carving and calligraphy, for which he won a prize in 1904; soon after he became a commercial calligrapher and medallist. In 1915 he had his first experience of decorating pottery at a kiln in the district of Hokuriku. In ...

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Norwegian, 20th century, male.

Born 1870, in Fetsund.

Sculptor, medallist, illustrator. Monuments, busts, statues.

Gustav Laerum illustrated a number of brochures and pamphlets featuring portraits of various personalities in Norway; he also painted several portraits in oils, including those of Björnson and Ibsen. His sculptural work comprises principally tombs, statues, busts and portrait medallions....

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1940, in Bomal-sur-Ourthe.

Sculptor, painter, engraver, medallist, illustrator. Busts.

Marc Laffineur studied in Liège at the Institut Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de St-Luc and the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts. He aligned himself with the Cap d'Encre group of artists and was a founder member of the St Hubert woodcut engraving studio. As a sculptor, he worked in both wood and metal, assembling strips of meticulously polished wood juxtaposed with highly-polished metal ribbons. As an illustrator, he is noted principally as a medallist. Laffineur was awarded the town of Catania engraving prize....

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Spanish, 20th century, male.

Born 1893, in Manresa (Catalonia); died, in Barcelona.

Sculptor, medallist, illustrator.

Jaume Martrus y Riera studied at the academy of fine arts and spent time in France, Switzerland and Italy. In 1923 he journeyed to equatorial Africa, and in 1939 he went abroad again....

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Austrian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 November 1859, in Baden, near Vienna; died 9 April 1925, in Vienna.

Painter, sculptor, medallist, illustrator. Religious subjects, figures, landscapes.

Johannes Mayerhofer studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna and worked mainly on decorations for churches....

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British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 20 April 1967, in Leatherhead (Surrey).

Painter, sculptor, printmaker.

Artist’s books.

Simon Patterson studied at Hertfordshire College of Art and Design (1985–1986) and Goldsmiths College, London (1986–1989). He was nominated for the Turner Prize in ...

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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 8th January 1857, in Milan; died 1950.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator, medallist.

Pogliaghi sculpted numerous monuments, statues and ornaments for the churches and public buildings of northern Italy.

Milan (Pinacoteca di Brera): The Chapel of St Joseph in the Church of Ste-Marie de la Paix...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 20 February 1921, in Laval (Mayenne).

Draughtsman, sculptor (slate), engraver (wood/copper), illustrator, medallist. Murals, designs for tapestries, posters, maps.

Maurice Pouzet graduated from the École de Commerce in Angers, where he also studied drawing, sculpture and decoration at the École des Beaux-Arts under Chesnau and Livache. In ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 17 October 1894, in Moras-en-Valloire (Drôme); died 17 March 1973, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), sculptor, medallist, potter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, lithographer. Nudes, portraits, genre scenes, still-lifes, landscapes. Designs for tapestries.

After studying at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in 1913, Maurice Louis Savin's artistic career was interrupted by World War I. He was invalided out of the army and awarded the Croix de Guerre, and then studied pottery for several months at the Sèvres factory. He became a friend of the Spanish ceramicist Artigas. He was intensely active during World War II, when, while continuing to paint and pot, he began to work in high-warp tapestry. He visited the Netherlands in 1945, Cairo in 1948, where he taught French tapestry at the city's school of fine art, and Italy in 1952....

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in the USA.

Born 25 June 1871, in Le Havre.

Painter, sculptor, medallist, illustrator.

Theodore Spicer-Simson lived and worked in New York and studied in England, Germany and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, becoming a member of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 8 January 1921, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator, sculptor, medallist. Figures, animals.

Pierre Yves Trémois studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1941 and was awarded the Grand Prix de Rome for painting in 1943.

He specialised in burin engraving and etching from ...