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French organization founded in Poitiers in 1953. The Centre d’études supérieures de civilisation médiévale (CECSM) is affiliated with the Université de Poitiers, the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), and the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication. The founders, among them historian Edmond-René Labande and art historian René Crozet, began CESCM as a month-long interdisciplinary study of medieval civilization, inviting foreign students to participate. CESCM has since developed into a permanent organization but maintains the international and interdisciplinary focus of its founders....

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1890, in Ferrara; died 1972, in Appiano Gentile.

Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, illustrator. Mythological subjects, historical subjects, figures, portraits, nudes, landscapes, urban landscapes, architectural views. Murals, designs for mosaics, frescoes, church decoration.

Futurism, Novecento Italiano.

School of Milan.

Virgile Funi (known as Achille) studied at the Dosso Dossi Institute in Ferrara, then at the Brera Accademia di Belle Arti, in Milan, from 1906 to 1910, where he was a student of Tallone. In 1912, he founded the 'perifuturist' group ...

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Danish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1848, in Copenhagen; died 1912.

Painter, watercolourist, illustrator. Interiors, landscapes with figures, urban landscapes, architectural views, ruins, interiors, church interiors.

Copenhagen: View of St Mark's in Venice; View of the Villa Borghese in Rome

Copenhagen (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek): View of the Tomb of A.J. Varstens in Rome...

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 1877, in Manchester; died 1930, in Bromborough.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator. Local scenes, landscapes, architectural views, church interiors.

Orientalism.

Augustus Osborne Lamplough trained at Chester School of Art and taught in Leeds from 1898 to 1899. He travelled and painted extensively in Algeria, Morocco and Egypt. He exhibited in London and throughout Britain, as well as in the USA (notably New York, Philadelphia and Buffalo). Lamplough's early works are cathedral interiors and architectural views of Venice. Following his journey to the Middle East, he painted desert views, the Nile (particularly reflections in the water at sunrise or dusk) and market scenes. His watercolours are characterised by his use of ochre, buff and beige tonalities, evocative of the desert sands and skies. Several of his watercolours have been published as book illustrations: ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 29 August 1892, in St-Mars-du-Désert, Brittany; died 1982.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, lithographer, illustrator. Religious subjects, portraits, interiors, landscapes, architectural views, still-lifes, flowers. Church decoration, frescoes.

Albert Lemasson entered the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris in 1919 and became a pupil of Fernand Cormon training for fresco painting with Paul Baudoin. He travelled in France, Italy and Spain....

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Austrian, 20th century, male.

Born 12 December 1880, in Prague.

Painter, engraver, illustrator. Religious subjects, genre scenes, urban landscapes, architectural views.

Hugo Steiner-Prag studied at the Prague and Munich academies. He also worked as a bookbinder and theatrical director. He spent some time in Portugal, returning with many pictures. Among his illustrations, particularly notable are those for Andersen's ...