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Lucília Verdelho da Costa and Sandro Callerio

Portuguese painter, architect and restorer, active in Italy. He came from a middle-class family with trading interests in Italy. In 1854 Andrade went to Genoa, and friendships there with such artists as Tammar Luxoro (1824–99) led him to study painting with Alexandre Calame and later to study architecture at the Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti. He travelled widely, and in Italy he came into contact with ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1930, in Chatou.

Painter (including gouache).

Nuagisme.

Gérard studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Toulon from 1949 to 1952, and travelled to Germany the following year, where he was inspired by the Romanticism of Schloss Benrath (near Düsseldorf); his pseudonym combines the castle's name with Nietzsche's first name, Friedrich. He lives and works in Paris....

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Swedish architect, draughtsman and painter. After studying at the Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan and the Kungliga Akademien för de fria Konsterna (1878–84), with his artist-wife Anna Boberg (b 1864) he made extensive journeys in Italy, France, Spain and the rest of the Mediterranean region, also visiting Britain. Early on he was impressed by the work of H. H. Richardson, and this was reinforced by his visit to the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago (...

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Mario Buhagiar

Maltese painter. He was the nephew of Antonio Calì (1788–1866) and the cousin of Beniamino Calì (b 1832), both of whom achieved fame as sculptors in Naples in the 19th century. Because of unrest in Italy during the Risorgimento (1796–1870...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1902, in Tuscania (Tuscany); died 1990.

Painter. Portraits, landscapes, still-lifes, flowers.

Cesetti was self-taught. His narrative style derived from a decorative romanticism. He taught at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice.

Milan, 10 Dec 1970...

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A. Ziffer

German designer, painter, teacher and theorist. A self-taught artist, he made several study trips to Italy and the Tyrol. In painting he found inspiration in late German Romanticism, before turning to the English Arts and Crafts Movement. His designs were exhibited in 1899 at the exhibition of the Bayerische Kunstgewerbeverein (Munich, Glaspal.) and in ...

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Torsten Gunnarsson

Swedish painter, printmaker and designer. He trained at the Royal Academy of Arts in Stockholm in 1891–2. Subsequently he studied with Bruno Liljefors and Carl Larsson, assisting them with such decorative schemes as Larsson’s fresco at the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (1896). In 1897 he moved to the Arvika district of Värmland, where he worked together with his wife, ...

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Sixten Ringbom

Finnish painter, graphic artist and designer. He learnt the elements of drawing and painting in Helsinki at the School of the Finnish Arts Society and the studio of the painter Adolf von Becker (1831–1909).

His first significant painting, The Boy and the Crow...

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Pekka Korvenmaa

Finnish architectural partnership formed in 1896 by Herman Gesellius (1874–1916), Armas Lindgren and Eliel Saarinen (see Saarinen family, §1), the year before they graduated from the Polytekniska Institutet in Helsinki. It dissolved in 1907, although Lindgren left the office in ...

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Aimo Reitala

Finnish painter. He was born into an artistic peasant family; his cousin was the sculptor Eemil Halonen (1875–1950). Pekka received his initial training at the Finnish Arts Association’s School of Drawing in Helsinki (1886–90). Over the next two years he worked in Paris at the Académie Julian, and his work was first exhibited in ...

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German, 20th century, male.

Born 15 November 1888, in Bautzen (Saxony).

Painter, engraver. Landscapes.

Georg Karl Heinicke is noted for his landscapes, which are characterised by strong evocative power and violent romanticism.

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1959, in Merksem; died 1984.

Sculptor.

Van Hoeydonck attended the art academy in Mechelen. He produced classical work which is not without a certain romanticism.

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Swiss, 20th century, male.

Born 1941, in Zofingen.

Draughtsman.

Walter Kohler-Chevalier's drawings have a very distinctive atmosphere that is both oppressive, in that death always seems to be present, and quaint, due to his romanticism. He makes use of the scumbling technique. He has exhibited mainly in Germany, including in Berlin (...

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Torsten Gunnarsson

Swedish painter, draughtsman and illustrator. From 1874 he studied at the Konstakademi in Stockholm, where he soon became a friend of Richard Bergh and Karl Nordström, both of whom were later prominent exponents of the more advanced Swedish painting of the 1880s and 1890s. After being forced to interrupt his studies because of illness, Kreuger trained from ...

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S. G. Fyodorov and B. M. Kirikov

Swedish architect, active in Russia. He studied at the Academy of Arts, St Petersburg, from 1890 to 1896, where he spent his final years in the studio of Leonty Benois. He subsequently established a reputation as one of the most important architects in St Petersburg in the early 20th century. In his early works there he created an original version of northern European Art Nouveau (Rus. ...

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Paula Kivinen

Finnish architect. She qualified as an architect in 1896, and in 1898 she travelled on a scholarship in central Europe, England and Scotland studying stone and brick construction, as well as school architecture. Lönn was based in Tampere between 1898 and 1911. Her first projects were houses and schools in various parts of Finland—for which she adapted the innovations she had seen in Britain. The Tampere Central Fire Station (...

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Virginia Button

English painter and illustrator. He attended St John’s Wood School of Art from 1935 to 1938. A celebrity of London’s bohemia and a key figure of Neo-Romanticism in the 1940s, he lived and worked with most of the younger generation Neo-Romantics including Michael Ayrton (...

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Vidar Poulsson

Norwegian painter and designer. He trained as a landscape painter at the art school in Christiania (after 1877 Kristiania, now Oslo) run by J. F. Eckersberg and his followers from 1870 to 1874. He travelled widely throughout his career but was most attracted to eastern Norway, where he had been born. His first ambition was to paint in a realistic style that would also accommodate impulses from fantasy and literature. During the winters of ...

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Czech, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 20 June 1848, in Prague; died 1922, in Prague.

Sculptor.

Josef Vaclav Myslbek was Karel Myslbek's father and was a representative of Czech Romanticism. There are many of his sculptures in Prague, notably the equestrian statue in Wenceslas Square, and other Bohemian towns....

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Göran Söderlund

Swedish painter. In 1875 he went to Stockholm, where he studied at the Konstakademi and at the art school of Edvard Perséus (1841–90). At the former, he met the painters Richard Bergh and Nils Kreuger, who became his lifelong friends. He spent his formative years in France (...