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Greek, 19th century, male.

Lived and worked at the monastery of Mount Athos in the middle of the 19th century.

Engraver (line-engraving).

An engraving by this Greek monk represents the Virgin enthroned, surrounded by the tribes of Jesse and a number of prophets. He is also noted for 24 small vignettes illustrating a Greek hymnal....

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German architect, archaeologist and writer. He was one of the leading figures of Berlin’s architectural establishment in the latter half of the 19th century. On completion of his studies in 1852, he was given the prestigious post of Bauleiter at the Neues Museum in Berlin, designed by Friedrich August Stüler. He subsequently became a lecturer and in ...

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Greek, 19th century, male.

Born 1852, in Athens; died 1878.

Painter. Waterscapes, seascapes.

A friend of the architect H.C. Hansen, Altamura visited Copenhagen where he attended the fine arts academy from 1873 to 1876. He was primarily a painter of seascapes.

Copenhagen, 3 June 1976...

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Greek, 19th century, male.

Active at the end of the 19th century.

Born in Greece.

Portrait artist.

Works by Antoniadi were exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1887, 1893 and 1896.

Paris, 27 June 1924: Nude Reclining on Grass, FRF 50

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Greek, 19th century, male.

Painter.

Arthimos painted a Madonna for the chapel of St Nicholas in the lavra monastery at Mount Athos.

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Greek, 19th – 20th century, female.

Active in Athens.

Painter.

Kleoniki Aspriati executed mostly portraits and worked in Athens. A pupil of Raphael Collin, Paul Leroy and Luc Olivier-Merson, she received honourable mention at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900.

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Greek, 19th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Born in Constantinople, of Greek parents.

Painter. Genre scenes.

This artist lived in Alexandria and travelled in Egypt. He exhibited in the Paris Salons of 1893 and 1896.

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Kirk Ambrose

Lithuanian art historian, scholar of folklore and Egyptology, and diplomat of Russian birth. Son of the celebrated Lithuanian Symbolist poet of the same name, Jurgis Baltrušaitis II studied under Henri(-Joseph) Focillon at the Sorbonne and earned the PhD in 1931. The concerns of his mentor are evident in ...

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French archaeologist and politician. In 1849 he was named a member of the Ecole Française d’Athènes, created three years earlier by Louis-Philippe, King of France. Beulé was an elegant and urbane man whose energy and curiosity led him towards active field research through travel and excavation. He explored Arcadia, Elis and Achaia in ...

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Daniela Campanelli

Italian architect and archaeologist, of Swiss origin. He was a pupil of Luigi Cagnola and attended the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Milan, graduating in architecture at Pavia in 1806. He lived in Rome and between 1810 and 1814 was superintendent of the excavation of the Colosseum, which was being directed by ...

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Greek, 19th century, male.

Active in Germany.

Born 17 March 1837, on Crete; died 1907.

Painter. Waterscapes, seascapes.

Bolanachi worked in Munich.

Graz: 'Emperor', Liner

Leeds (City AG): A Turkish Warship on Fire (1868, oil on canvas...

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Alessandro Conti

Italian archaeologist. He was educated in Venice at a time when there was great controversy over the conservation of original works of art, especially in connection with the restorations (1875) in S Marco. In 1888 he moved to Rome, where he became an inspector of monuments and advocated the establishment of a photographic archive and a catalogue of monuments as a basis for restoration programmes. Having collaborated on excavations inside the Pantheon in ...

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Greek, 19th century, male.

Died c. 1920, in Greece.

Sculptor.

This artist exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris and was awarded a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1889 and again in 1900.

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Greek, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born in Vienna, to Greek parents.

Painter. Portraits, birds.

Diana Bornozi exhibited portraits and pictures of birds in Paris at the Salon de la Société des Beaux-Arts 1914 and 1935.

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Greek, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 19th century, in Lemnos; died c. 1920.

Painter. Genre scenes.

Brounzos was a pupil of Cabanel. He exhibited at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1889 (receiving a bronze medal) and in 1900.

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Greek, 19th century, male.

Born 1814, in Thebes; died 1878, in Munich.

Painter. History painting, figures.

This artist arrived in Munich in 1832 and studied at the academy there, earning a place of honour among 19th-century painters. Notable works include the Apotheosis of the War of Greek Independence...

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Valeria Farinati

Italian architect, archaeologist and architectural historian. He studied architecture at the University of Turin (1810–12) under Ferdinando Bonsignore (1767–1843) and his assistant Giuseppe Talucchi (1782–1863). After serving (1812–14) in the fortress of Alessandria, he resumed his studies and obtained a degree in architecture in ...

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Greek, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1768, in Zákinthos; died 1834, at Zákinthos.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Cantunis was the pupil of Nicolas Cutuzis, and also studied in Venice.

Athens (Ethnikí Pinakothíki)

Zakinthos (MA)

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Greek, 19th century, female.

Born 29 April 1843, in London; died 14 July 1914, in Paris.

Sculptor.

Maria Cassavetti Zambaco was a wealthy Greek Heiress. Following a failed marriage to Demetrius Zambaco, a doctor to the Greek community in Paris, she returned to London to live with her mother. She studied under Edward Burne-Jones in London and under Alphonse Legros and Auguste Rodin in Paris. She exhibited at the Royal Academy in London and, from ...

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Greek, 19th century, male.

Born 1858, in Patras; died 27 January 1935, in Athens.

Painter, art restorer. Landscapes, seascapes.

This artist, the pupil of George Jakobidés, exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris.