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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 27 March 1862, in Saverne (Bas-Rhin); died 1932, in Strasbourg.

Sculptor, goldsmith, decorative artist. Animals. Statuettes.

Symbolism.

Carabin was a pupil of Jacques Perrin and a founder member of the Société des Artistes Indépendants in 1884. His main preoccupation was to revitalise the art of industrial sculpture and he is noted for a number of compositions, particularly those which now feature in the Musée Galliera collection. He also produced numerous statuettes of animals, portraits, groups and genre compositions....

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 13 May 1864, in Brussels; died 1956, in Brussels.

Painter, decorative artist.

Symbolism.

Pour L'Art, L'Essor.

After studying with the Jesuits at St Michael's College, Albert Ciamberlani studied law, then turned to painting and trained at the art academy in Brussels and in the studio of Portaels. He did not remain at the academy for long, preferring to work alone or under the direction of Antoine Lacroix. He was a member of the groups 'Pour l'Art' and 'L'Essor' at whose exhibition his painting ...

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Polish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1866, in Lubaczów; died 1924, in Cracow.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, decorative artist, ceramicist, sculptor, designer. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes. Furniture.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

Debicki studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna from 1881 to 1884, then in Munich, Paris, Lemberg (now Lviv, Ukraine) and Cracow. He first settled in Lemberg and began teaching in ...

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Russian, 19th century, male.

Born 1862, in Krepost Zamostie (Poland); died 1920, in Moscow.

Painter, decorative designer, musician. Theatre decoration.

Symbolism.

Wassilij Iwanowitch Denissoff trained in Warsaw, and moved to Moscow. After beginning a career as a musician, he devoted his life to decorative and landscape painting. He designed some acclaimed stage sets for the Vera Komissarjevskaya Theatre and the Musical Theatre between ...

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Dutch, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 20 December 1859, in 's Hertogenbosch; died 1935, in Amsterdam.

Painter, illustrator. Figure compositions. Wall decorations.

Symbolism.

Derkinderen was a pupil of Johannes Stracke at the art school in 's Hertogenbosch and at the fine arts academies in The Hague and Brussels. In ...

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Russian, 20th century, female.

Active in France from 1924.

Born 1882 or 1884, in Bielostok (Kiev); died 1949, in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France.

Painter, decorative artist. Stage sets, stage costumes.

Symbolism, Futurism, Constructivism.

Groups: Golubaya Roza (Blue Rose), Bubnovy Valet (Jack of Diamonds).

A student at the school of fine art in Kiev, Aleksandra Exter exhibited for the first time with the ...

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Born 5 May 1884, in Moscow; died 1958, in Moscow.

Painter, decorative designer. Portraits, landscapes.

Symbolism.

Golubaya Roza (Blue Rose) group.

Nikolai Krimov was a student at the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Moscow with V. Serov and K. Korovin. In ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 5 April 1830, in Paris.

Painter, enameller, watercolourist. Allegorical subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Symbolism.

Charles Lepec was the pupil of Hippolyte Flandrin. He took part in the Salon de Paris from 1857 to 1880 and was awarded a medal in ...

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 27 September 1861, in Stargart; died 3 March 1918, in Berlin.

Painter, engraver, interior designer. Portraits, landscapes. Designs (jewels/glassware).

Symbolism, Jugendstil.

Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach was descended from the famous painter Lucas Cranach. He studied in Weimar under Leo Graf, Leopold von Kalckreuth and Ludwig von Gleichen-Russwurm, before completing his training in Paris. He opened a studio at the Weimar school of art, lived in Berlin from ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 5 August 1860, in Toulouse; died 12 November 1943, in La Bastide-du-Vert (Lot).

Painter. Figure compositions, landscapes with figures. Wall decorations.

Symbolism.

Henri Jean Martin moved to Paris at a very early age and, thanks to a scholarship from his home town, entered the studio of Jean Paul Laurens in 1879. He achieved his first success at the age of 23 with his painting ...

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Spanish, 20th century, male.

Born 1879, in Barcelona; died 1950, in Barcelona.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, decorative artist. Figure compositions, religious subjects, landscapes with figures. Murals, designs for stained glass.

Symbolism.

Darío Vilas Fernández was a pupil of Ramón Martí Alsina at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Barcelona, where he exhibited work in ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1878, in Murano (Venice); died 1947, in Venice.

Painter, tapestry maker, embroiderer, glassmaker, designer. Decorative panels, designs for mosaics.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

Vittorio Zecchin ran a tapestry and embroidery workshop before becoming artistic director of the glassworks founded by Cappellin and Venini. Zecchin's painting is close to the decorative approach of Art Nouveau, particularly as seen in the work of Klimt. Naturally figurative in style, it is very crowded and divided into numerous highly ornate planes, making use of both smooth monochromes and rich contrasting colours. The general overall impression is of a pronounced tendency towards orientalism. Even the subject matter of his inspiration adds to this feeling of exoticism. Noted works include the ...