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Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born in Madrid.

Sculptor.

Symbolism.

In addition to his studies at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid, José Alcovero y Lopez also benefited from the advice of his father, José Alcovero y Amoros. In 1899...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1949, in Paris.

Sculptor (bronze). Figures. Statuettes.

Symbolism.

Alvarez is a self-taught artist. He began by sculpting steel. He lives and works in Paris and set up an experimental foundry in Touraine. His figures of men and women are pure and round. He exhibited collectively in ...

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Russian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1873; died 1932.

Sculptor, draughtsman. Busts, monuments.

Symbolism.

Nicolai Andreevich Andreev received the authorisation to draw in Lenin's office in 1919; from these drawings, which later were also used by other artists, he executed a series of busts that made him famous. Andreev also sculpted the monuments in Moscow to Gogol and Herzen, the 19th-century revolutionary writer....

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1953, in Paris.

Sculptor, draughtsman.

Symbolism.

Jean Anguera is the grandson of the sculptor Pablo Gargallo. He graduated in architecture in 1978 (UP2) in Paris. He also attended lectures by César Baldaccini at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris (...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1923, in Shilova, Lithuania; died, 2 July 2015, in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Painter, sculptor, pastellist. Figures, portraits.

Symbolism.

David Aronson was the son of a rabbi and arrived in the USA at the age of five. He founded the School of Art at the University of Boston, which he ran for 30 years. He received many awards including the Purchase Prize at the National Academy of Fine Arts in ...

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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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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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Polish, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 29 March 1877, in Koziezin; died 1954, in Paris.

Sculptor, painter.

Symbolism.

Boleslaw Biegas was apprenticed in 1895 to the wood sculptor Antoni Panasiuk in Warsaw. In 1896 he showed a series of sculptures at a bookseller's in Warsaw and in the same year he was admitted to the academy of fine art in Cracow with Daun and Laszczka. He then started exhibiting at the city's Society for the Encouragement of Fine Art. Introduced to oil painting in ...

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Spanish, 20th century, male.

Born in Seville.

Sculptor. Allegorical subjects.

Symbolism.

Joaquín Bilbao y Martínez won a bronze medal at the 1900 Exposition Universelle and a distinction at the 1902 Salon des Artistes Français.

Madrid (Mus. de Arte Moderno): Dream of Death

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Czech, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 6 November 1872, in Chýnov; died 13 October 1941, in Chýnov.

Sculptor, engraver.

Symbolism.

Mánes Group.

Frantisek Bilek lived in Bohemia, working sometimes in Prague, sometimes in Chýnov. A student at the academy of fine art in Prague from ...

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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Casale Monferrato.

Born 14 March 1859, in Casale Monferrato (Piedmont); died 2 September 1933, in Turin.

Sculptor, engraver. Figures. Groups, monuments.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

Piedmont-born artist who is perhaps more properly regarded as being from the Lombard School, insofar as he trained at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. Bistolfi's sculpture has a distinct pictorial edge. His earliest work comprised various groups (for example ...

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Active in Italy.

Born 19 October 1827, in Basel; died 16 January 1901, in San Domenico, near Fiesole.

Painter, sculptor. Mythological subjects, allegorical subjects, portraits, landscapes. Frescoes.

Symbolism.

Munich School.

Arnold Böcklin studied under J. W. Shirmer at the Düsseldorf Akademie between ...

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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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Colombian, 20th century, male.

Active in the Netherlands.

Sculptor.

Miguel Ángel Cardenas sculpted soft shapes, the symbolism of which is clearly erotic.

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 27 July 1960, in Lourdes.

Sculptor, draughtsman. Figures.

Symbolism.

Mauro Corda studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Rheims before going on to work in Jean Cardot's atelier in Paris in 1984. He was awarded the Paul Belmondo Prize while serving as artist-in-residence at the Casa Velázquez, and he is also a Princess Grace of Monaco Prize laureate. The Guigné Gallery in Paris organised a comprehensive exhibition of his work in ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 16 November 1840, in Narbonne (Aude); died 4 February 1907, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, sculptor. Figures, portraits, landscapes.

Symbolism.

This artist trained under Etex and J. Valadon, and made his first appearance at the Salon de Paris in 1864. He was awarded a third-class medal in ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 6 March 1866, in Tournus; died 2 March 1954, in La Jumellière.

Sculptor. Figures.

Symbolism.

Pierre Curillon studied under Charles Dufraine. He exhibited his work at the Salon des Artistes Français from 1893. In 1896 the Salon awarded him an honourable mention, in ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, female.

Active in France.

Born in Palmyra.

Sculptor. Statuettes.

Symbolism.

Claire A. Curtis-Huxley moved to Paris, where she studied under Denis Puech and exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français, the Salon of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and the Salon des Indépendants. She received a commendation at the Universal Exhibition of ...

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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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Belgian, 20th century, female.

Active from 1956 active in France.

Born 15 January 1934, in Courtrai.

Painter, sculptor.

Symbolism.

Jos Decock was a pupil at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Etterbeek, and studied under Edgar Tytgat in Brussels between 1950 and 1954. She moved to Paris to work at the Académie de la Grande-Chaumière, and was naturalised French by marriage. In 1958 she won the Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge and, in the same year, an award from the society of the friends of the Musée d'Art Moderne. In 1960 she was awarded a medal by the City of Paris....