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Russian, 20th century, male.

Also active in France.

Born 1 January 1888, in Kherson; died 1944, deported to a concentration camp during World War II.

Painter (including gouache/mixed media), sculptor.

Symbolism, Orphism.

After his secondary school studies in Odessa, Baranoff-Rossiné studied at the Academy of Art in St Petersburg from 1903 to 1907. He devoted himself to a career in painting. From 1907 to 1910, he exhibited with various groups including...

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British, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 11 November 1850; died 1927.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtswoman (mixed media).

Symbolism.

Pre-Raphaelite.

Catherine Madox Brown studied painting with her father, Ford Madox Brown, as did her sister Lucy and her brother Oliver, and she very soon began exhibiting her work at the Royal Academy, the Dudley Gallery and at other venues in London in ...

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 25 November 1832, in London; died after 1906, in London.

Watercolourist, painter (gouache/mixed media), illustrator. Genre scenes, landscapes.

Symbolism.

Almost nothing is known of Fitzgerald's life, and the exact date of his death remains uncertain. He lived on Moore Park Road in Fulham, West London, in ...

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Israeli, 20th century, male.

Born 1936, in Tel Aviv.

Painter (mixed media).

Symbolism.

From 1960 to 1964, Gershuni studied at the Avni Institute in Tel Aviv. He won the Ika Brown Prize, awarded by the Museum of Israel in Jerusalem and in 1982 the Sandberg Prize, awarded by the same institution. He has taken part in numerous exhibitions in museums in Israel, which he represented at the Venice Biennale. In ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1922.

Born 16 January 1898, in Liège; died 1986, in Lille.

Painter, collage artist, draughtsman.

Symbolism, Musicalism (the attempt to interpret music in painting).

Vouloir Group, Association des Artistes Musicalistes.

Marcel Lempereur-Haut moved to France in 1922...

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Belgian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1961.

Painter, draughtsman (mixed media). Figures.

Symbolism.

Didier Mahieu's drawings are carefully worked, his technique controlled. He uses glued, slashed or crumpled paper and the scumbling technique. He won the Monaco Grand Prix de Peinture painting award and has held solo exhibitions including one at the Galerie des Ambassades, Paris (...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 28 January 1883, in Nice; died 26 May 1971, in Nice.

Painter, watercolourist, mixed media, draughtsman, illustrator. Figures, landscapes, still-lifes.

Symbolism.

Gustave-Adolphe Mossa was the son of Alexis Mossa. He studied watercolour painting with his father and also followed courses at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Nice up to 1900. In addition to the visual arts, he produced opera libretti and poems. For a long time he was curator of the Musée Jules Chéret, succeeding his father. He created Symbolist fantasy in flat colours, in a style evoking Beardsley and Burne-Jones. He illlustrated the classics and did a large series of drawings for the work of Robert Schumann. He is also considered one of the greatest popular painters and colourists of the Nice Carnival, finding in the unconventionality and fancy dress of the carnival an echo of his own preoccupations....

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Hungarian, 20th century, male.

Born 16 August 1896, in Szarvas.

Painter, collage artist, draughtsman.

Symbolism.

György Ruziskay trained between 1922 and 1924 at the academy of fine art in Munich under L. Herterich, Gröber and Dörner, then in Rome (1925) and Paris (from ...

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Russian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France from 1990.

Born 2 March 1955, in Rostov.

Painter (mixed media).

Symbolism.

Valentin Savtcheko left Grekov School in Rostov in 1971 and six years later graduated from the Repin Institute in Petrograd (St Petersburg). He paints large-format compositions dominated by strong colours. He mixes abstraction and figuration into graphic works that have a symbolic content and, he says, 'attempt to orchestrate the sphere of spiritual communication between the human being and the universe'. His best-known works are: ...