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Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1862, in Gijón (Asturias); died 1920, in Madrid.

Painter, illustrator. History painting, portraits, landscapes, seascapes.

Juan Martínez Abades studied at the Escuela Especial de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado (school of painting, sculpture and engraving) in Madrid. While he was there he also took lessons from José Grajera. The award of a grant in ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 23 June 1847, in New York; died 1917.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtswoman, illustrator. Landscapes, flowers.

Agnes Abatt studied art at the Cooper Institute and the International Academy of Art in New York, and later received advice from R. Swain Gifford and James D. Smilie....

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American photographer. Self-taught, Abbe started to produce photographs at the age of 12. From 1898 to 1910 he worked in his father’s bookshop and then worked as a reporter for the Washington Post, travelling to Europe in 1910. Having earlier produced photographs of ships and sailors for tourist cards, from ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 30 October 1858, in Étampes; died 1927, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, draughtswoman, illustrator. Allegorical subjects, genre scenes, portraits, interiors, flowers. Decorative panels.

Abbéma was a pupil of Chaplin, Henner and Carolus-Duran. Until 1926, she exhibited regularly at the Salon des Artistes Français, gaining an honourable commendation in 1881 and a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1900. She was made a Chévalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1906....

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1 April 1852, in Philadelphia; died 1911, in London.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman (including ink), pastellist, illustrator. Historical subjects, genre scenes, landscapes, figures.

Edwin Austin Abbey's apprenticeship consisted of making drawings for a wood engraver before studying at the Pennsylvania Academy in Philadelphia and starting work as an illustrator. The drawings he supplied for ...

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Pamela H. Simpson

American painter, illustrator, and muralist, active also in England. Abbey began his art studies at the age of 14 in his native Philadelphia where he worked with Isaac L. Williams (1817–95). Two years later he enrolled in night classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art working under Christian Schussele (...

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1763, in Exeter; died 1851.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Landscapes with figures, natural history (animals/insects).

John White Abbott took up painting initially as a hobby but became well known for his landscapes with animals and human figures. He was particularly influenced by the lesser Dutch masters, notably Peter de Laes. His work sufficiently impressed contemporaries such as Sir Joshua Reynolds and Benjamin West that they urged him to exhibit at the Royal Academy, and he submitted work to the Academy between ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1874, in Mechanicsville; died 1953.

Painter (gouache), illustrator. Genre scenes.

New York, 3 June 1982: Archery Lesson (gouache, 11 × 9½ ins/28 × 24.2 cm) USD 850

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 27 May 1873, in La Varenne-St-Hilaire.

Draughtsman, humorist, poster artist, illustrator.

Jack Abeillé collaborated on many newspapers and publications. He participated in collective exhibitions dedicated to humorous art, both in France and abroad. Most notably, he was one of the illustrators of ...

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German, 20th century, male.

Born 26 August 1882, in Berlin; died 4 July 1939, in Berlin.

Draughtsman, illustrator, poster artist, caricaturist.

Symbolism, Jugendstil.

Hermann Abeking was still very much influenced by the Jugendstil, and particularly by Aubrey Beardsley and Jan Toorop. He worked on several German magazines, including the ...

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German, 19th century, male.

Engraver (steel), illustrator.

A pupil of Frommel. He gained a reputation as an engraver of finely executed landscapes and seascapes. Abresch was also a distinguished illustrator. Engravings by him occur in W. Tombleson's Views of the Rhine published in London in ...

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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Born during the first half of the 19th century, in Castrapol.

Painter, lithographer.

After completing his studies at the Academia de San Fernando in Madrid, Acevedo became known as a genre painter and illustrator. He was responsible for some of the drawings for ...

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 3 November 1837, in Munich; died 13 December 1901.

Painter, illustrator.

Max Adamo trained in art at the academy in Munich, under the direction of W. Kaulbach and K. V. Piloty. His history painting The Fall of Robespierre, exhibited in ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in New York in 1903.

Illustrator.

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British, 19th century, male.

Engraver (etching), illustrator. Ex-libris.

H. Isabel Adams provided charming illustrations for an edition of Little Red Riding Hood in the Banbury Cross series. She also produced ex-libris designs.

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Exeter, USA, from 1770 to 1810.

Engraver. Ex-libris plates.

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active from 1892 to 1914.

Born in Dundee, Scotland.

Painter, illustrator. Portraits, genre scenes.

Sydney Adamson worked as an illustrator for the main London and New York periodicals. From 1899-1900, he accompanied the American troops to the Philippines and to China for ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 26 March 1839, in Paris; died 5 February 1937, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, illustrator. Landscapes with figures, still-lifes.

Adan was a pupil of François Picot and Alexandre Cabanel at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He exhibited at all the Salons from 1863 until 1937. His submissions earned him several medals, including a third medal in 1875, a second in 1882 and the gold medal in 1889. He was made a Chévalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1892 and formed part of the jury of the Salon and of the committee of the Salon des Artistes Français in 1900. He was awarded the Prix Bonnat in 1931....

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Swedish, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 6 December 1855, in Karlskrona; died 1936.

Draughtswoman, illustrator.

Eva Ottilia Adelborg studied at the academy of fine art in Stockholm from 1878 to 1884. She illustrated many children's books, including The Princes' Flower Alphabet, Clean Peter and the Children of Grubby-lea...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 28 April 1845, in Rouen; died September 1909, in Rouen.

Engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, architect, art writer.

Jules Adeline was a first-time exhibitor at the Paris Salon in 1873, when, as a young architect, he initially contributed sketches and architectural projects. From ...