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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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Kenneth W. Prescott

American painter, printmaker and sculptor. He trained at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH (1948–53), and under Albers family, §1 at the Yale University School of Art and Architecture in New Haven, CT (1953–5). In his paintings of the late 1940s and early 1950s he depicted everyday city life, as in ...

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 15 September 1882, in Bury St Edmunds.

Watercolourist, engraver, sculptor (wood).

John Collingwood Bacon was the son of Henry Francis Bacon, the architect and surveyor. He exhibited at Brook Street Art Gallery.

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Nelly Perazzo

Argentine sculptor, painter, printmaker and draughtsman of Italian birth. After completing his studies at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires in 1945, he went on study trips around Latin America (1945–6) and Europe (1949). He became a naturalized citizen of Argentina in ...

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Cecile Johnson

American installation artist, painter, printmaker and sculptor. Bartlett studied at Mills College, Oakland, CA (1960–63), and at the Yale School of Art and Architecture, New Haven, CT (1964–5). The progressive approach to modern art taught at Yale and the nearby thriving art scene of New York were instrumental in her early development (...

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Andreas Franzke

German painter, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. After attending grammar school in Kamenz, near Dresden, he began studying painting at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in East Berlin in 1956 but was expelled after one term because of ‘socio-political immaturity’. After moving to West Berlin in ...

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Fiorella Sricchia Santoro

Italian painter, sculptor, draughtsman, printmaker and illuminator. He was one of the protagonists, perhaps even the most precocious, of Tuscan Mannerism, which he practised with a strong sense of his Sienese artistic background but at the same time with an awareness of contemporary developments in Florence and Rome. He responded to the new demand for feeling and fantasy while retaining the formal language of the early 16th century. None of Beccafumi’s works is signed or dated, but his highly personal ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 30 January 1782, in Bordeaux; died 21 February 1863, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), engraver, lithographer, illustrator. Historical subjects, mythological subjects, genre scenes, architectural interiors. Wall decorations, low reliefs.

Studied initially in Bordeaux under Pierre Lacour the Elder, then became a pupil of Vincent and David. He exhibited on a regular basis at Salons between ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1592, in Paris; died 1661, in Paris.

Sculptor, painter, engraver, draughtsman, architect.

Son of Pierre Biard the Elder, and a pupil of Pierre Franqueville, Pierre Biard studied art in Italy. On his return to France, he was appointed sculptor to the king in ...

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Lucie Galactéros-de Boissier

French painter, draughtsman, architect, sculptor and printmaker. He trained in Paris, where he came into contact with Jacques Sarazin, who advised him to study painting rather than sculpture. He probably studied (c. 1637–45) with Simon Vouet, becoming familiar with perspective, the Mannerism of the School of Fontainebleau and the Baroque, then newly introduced to Paris. Around ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1896, in Algiers; died 1966, in New Delhi, as the result of an accident.

Architect, sculptor, painter, screen printer, illustrator.

Groupe Espace.

Bloc was an engineer at the École Centrale in 1920. Being in contact with Frantz, Francis Jourdain, Mallet-Stevens, Le Corbusier and Auguste Perret, he founded the review entitled ...

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S. Kontha

Hungarian sculptor, medallist, draughtsman, engraver and painter. In 1922 he moved from Transylvania to Győr, Hungary, where, while preparing to become a painter, he learnt the craft of goldsmithing and engraving from his father. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, in 1928–9...

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Lewis Kachur

French painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. His most important contribution to the history of art was his role in the development of what became known as Cubism. In this Braque’s work is intertwined with that of his collaborator Pablo Picasso, especially from 1908 to 1912...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1925, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, engraver, sculptor, designer of ornamental architectural features. Figures, landscapes. Statues.

Art Deco.

François Brochet was the son of the painter and playwright Henri Brochet, and was taught dance, theatre and puppeteering at home. In ...

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Michael Compton

Belgian painter, sculptor, printmaker, draughtsman, film maker and poet. He lived in poverty for 20 years as a bohemian poet in Brussels; with no artistic training he turned to visual art in 1964 as an ironic gesture, with an exhibition at the Galerie St Laurent in Brussels. He launched himself caustically into the art market with a brief text printed on the invitation: ‘I too wondered if I could not sell something and succeed in life … Finally the idea of inventing something insincere finally crossed my mind and I set to work straightaway’ (quoted in ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born shortly before 1536, in Cremona; died c. 1591.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, sculptor, architect. Religious subjects, figures, portraits.

Antonio Campi was the son of Galeazzo and brother of Giulio and Vincenzo Campi. He worked first with his father and later at the studio of his brother Giulio. Before moving to Milan in 1561 he had worked in many different towns, notably Piacenza, Lodi, Brescia, Mantua, Cremona and Rome....

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Anne Pingeot

French sculptor, painter, draughtsman and etcher. He was one of the leading sculptors of the Second Empire (1852–70) in France.

He was born into poor circumstances as the son of a lacemaker and bricklayer who wanted him to be a mason. He made friends easily throughout his life, including the painters Bruno Cherier, Eugène Giraud and Jospeh Soumy and the architect Charles Garnier, together with writers, actors and highly placed patrons. In ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 7 May 1892, in Como.

Painter, engraver, architect, sculptor.

Giulio Cisari won a number of distinctions for his work and received several official commissions, including commissions for bookplates. He was known mainly for his engravings and illustrations.

He mainly illustrated current events, for example the construction of the Aswan Dam or the launching of new ships. He also handled more mundane topics, such as working life on building sites and in factories. He conveyed these scenes with feeling, an eye for the right setting and a sense of space reminiscent of Piranesi....

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South Netherlandish painter, sculptor, architect and designer of woodcuts, stained glass and tapestries. Son of the Deputy Mayor of the village of Aelst, he was married twice, first to Anna van Dornicke (d 1529), the daughter of the Antwerp painter Jan Mertens, who may have been his teacher; they had two children, Michel van Coecke and ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 3 August 1928, in Le Puy-en-Velay.

Sculptor (copper/brass/stone/plaster/bronze), draughtsman, watercolourist, collage artist, painter (including gouache), fresco artist, engraver. Figures. Monuments, architectural integration.

Henry Simon Comby studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons, and then under Fernand Léger and Jean Deyrolle in Paris. He moved to the Var in ...