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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Painter, art restorer. Frescoes.

In 1860, while working on the Chapel of Castel-Capuano, Abate discovered and restored the frescoes so admired today in the great hall of the Court of Appeal in Naples.

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1878, in Châteauneuf-sur-Sarthe.

Painter, draughtsman. Landscapes. Designs for stained glass.

René Allard studied at a painter's workshop in Angers, where he specialised in the restoration of stained glass windows. He lived and worked in Chartres (a renowned centre for stained glass window making) for many years, and was then appointed a teacher of glass painting in Paris at the Hôtel Salé, today the Picasso Museum. He exhibited his work in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français ...

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Italian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 24 March 1955, in Millesimo (Savona).

Sculptor (marble/bronze), draughtswoman, pastellist, art restorer. Mythological figures. Statues, groups, low reliefs.

Claudia Amari entered the Accademia di Brera in Milan in 1974, and also trained in the marble-working studios of Sem Ghelardini, Palla and Grossi in Pietrasanta and Carrara. Then in ...

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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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Andréa  

French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1958.

Painter, art restorer.

Andréa trained as a copyist and conservator of paintings from 1974 to 1978, while continuing to work on her own art. She has a Master's degree in Chinese arts and letters, and is pursuing further study in this area at the fine arts academies in Beijing and Shanghai....

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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Watercolourist.

Ansa is a teacher of graphic arts and colour theory at the French Institute for the Restoration of Art. In the book The Eagle's Secret (Albin-Michel, 2000), Henri Gougaud describes the turbulent career of Luis Ansa, the 'painter-shaman'. He teaches oriental lacquering, wash procedures and painting in Paris. The Adac gallery and studio held a solo exhibition of his works in Paris in ...

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Alexandru Beldiman

Romanian restorer, architect and architectural historian . He studied (1922–8) at the High School of Architecture, Bucharest, under Petre Antonescu and Paul Smărăndescu. In 1928 he obtained a two-year bursary to study at the Accademia di Romania, Rome, where he specialized in architectural restoration. He attended the courses of ...

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Italian dealer, restorer, collector and painter . From 1854 he trained as a painter at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, executing such works as France Succouring Italy during the War of 1859 (1859–60; Impruneta, Villa Triboli). During the 1870s he began acquiring important works of art and became known as a notable dealer in Italian Old Master paintings, sculpture and ...

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French architect, restorer, teacher and writer. His architectural training began in 1854 in the studio of Henri Labrouste and then, when it was disbanded in 1856, in that of Viollet-le-Duc, which had been opened largely at Baudot’s request. His academic training was limited to a brief period (...

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1961.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist. Figure compositions, portraits.

Orientalism.

Bérengère Bekkaoui has taken courses in painting and restoration. She exhibits in the Salons of the Val-d'Oise, and has been awarded honours.

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 16 November 1921, in Paris; died 9 February 1974.

Painter (including gouache), art restorer. Figure compositions, figures, portraits, landscapes, flowers, fruit, still-lifes. Stage sets.

Richard Bellias studied at the académies libres in Paris. He was a pupil of Othon Freisz, at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, and the sculptor Robert Wlérick, at the École des Arts Appliqués. His work also shows the influence of his mentor, François Desnoyer. After meeting Édouard Goerg around ...

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Amedeo Bellini

Italian architect, teacher, restorer and writer. He attended both the Politecnico in Milan and the Accademia di Brera, studying as a pupil of Camillo Boito. He graduated in 1875 and the following year enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, where he attended Jean-Louis Pascal’s atelier, and came into contact with Charles Garnier, Gabriel-Jean-Antoine Davioud and Théodore Ballu. He also cultivated the interest in engraving that he had acquired under the painter ...

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Belgian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 18 June 1876, in Mechelen; died 2 October 1953, in Limoges, France.

Painter, enameller, art restorer. Portraits.

Philippe Victor van den Bergh was a student at the academy of fine arts in Mechelen in 1890. He entered the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 2 March 1951, in Cannes.

Painter (gouache), draughtsman, illustrator. Scenes with figures.

Myriam Bering obtained a diploma in museum conservation at the École du Louvre in Paris. She is the author of a thesis on The Transparencies Period in the Work of Picabia...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 17 January 1866, in Vienne; died 7 January 1931, in Boulogne-sur-Seine.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, watercolourist, illustrator. Figures. Monuments.

The son of a stonemason employed on the restoration of monuments in the Rhône valley, Joseph Antoine Bernard accompanied his father from the age of 12, learning the art of direct stone-carving which he was subequently to practice throughout his life. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons, and under Pierre Jules Cavelier at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris for a six-month period in ...

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Frank Arneil Walker

German architect, active in Croatia. He was educated in Cologne, then continued his architectural studies in Vienna, where he entered the studio of Friedrich von Schmidt, and was later in Rome. Under Schmidt he worked on the restoration of the Stephansdom in Vienna, and in ...

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Ye. I. Kirichenko

Russian architect, architectural historian, restorer and exhibition organizer. He studied (1887–91) at the School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Moscow, and then at the Technische Hochschule, Zurich, where he completed his studies in 1894. He designed the Russian craft pavilion at the Exposition Universelle (...

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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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Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 15 April 1867, in Valencia; died 1945, in Barcelona.

Painter, art restorer. Figure compositions, portraits, interiors, landscapes, seascapes.

Borras y Abella was the son of Vicente Borras y Mompo, from whom he received his first painting lessons. He then studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Barcelona, where he later became a professor. Though he specialised in portraiture, Borras y Abella also painted extensive compositions with figures, as well as landscapes and seascapes. He was also a skilled conservator, and worked for Catalan collectors and Spanish museums....

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 27 March 1937, in Veigné.

Painter, sculptor, art restorer.