Russian painter, draughtsman and stage designer. He studied at the University of St Petersburg (later Petrograd) in 1908 and in the private studio of Savely Zeidenberg (1862–1924). In 1909–10 he attended the studio of Yan Tsyonglinsky (1850–1914) in St Petersburg, where he became acquainted with the avant-garde artists Yelena Guro (...
Pakistani conceptual artist, sculptor, painter, writer and curator, active in England. He graduated in civil engineering from the University of Karachi in 1962 and moved to London in 1964. He began working as an artist without any formal training, producing sculptures influenced by Minimalism and by his engineering experience; the four-part ...
Iraqi, 20th century, male.
Born 15 December 1940, in Mosul; died 2000, in Paris.
Painter, engraver, architect.
Kafakian Ardash moved to Paris in 1960 in order to study at the École des Beaux-Arts. He appears to have been influenced by the CoBrA group of painters and his work can be identified within the new figurative movement. His works feature expressive deformations and the fragmentation of his subject matter. He frequently based his work on mythical subjects, while the female body, perceived from a sexual-sadistic perspective, also features often in his painting....
Israeli painter, draughtsman, printmaker and writer, of Romanian birth, active in France. The drawings he made in deportation from Nazi labour camps at the age of 13 and 14 saved his life by attracting attention to his precocious talent. In 1944 he emigrated to Israel, living in a kibbutz near Jerusalem and studying art at the Bezalel School in Jerusalem; after being severely wounded in ...
Ian Alsop and Kashinath Tamot
Nepalese sculptor, architect, and painter who worked in Tibet and China. A Newar from the Kathmandu Valley, Anige is now honoured in his native land as Nepal’s most famous artist of early times. He left his home at the age of 17 or 18, joining the myriads of wandering Newar artists who served the courts of the great lamas and emperors of Tibet and China. He so impressed his patrons at the court of the Mongol Yuan dynasty (...
Frederick N. Bohrer
Style of the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th, inspired by Assyrian artefacts of the 9th to 7th centuries
Astrology is the art of predicting events on earth as well as human character and disposition from the movements of the planets and fixed stars. Medieval astrology encompassed both general concepts of celestial influence, and the technical art of making predictions with horoscopes, symbolic maps of the heavens at particular moments and places constructed from astronomical information. The scientific foundations of the art were developed in ancient Greece, largely lost in early medieval Europe and recovered by the Latin West from Arabic sources in the 12th and 13th centuries. Late medieval astrological images were successfully Christianized and were adapted to particular contexts, acquired local meanings and changed over time....
M. N. Sokolov
Armenian painter and stage designer . He studied at the Institute of Theatre and Art in Erevan (1952–4), as well as at the Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Leningrad (now St Petersburg) from 1954 to 1960. He benefited from the advice of the Armenian painter, ...
Indian, 20th century, male.
Active in Calcutta (now Kolkata).
Painter. Architectural views.
Miloo Banerjee paints figures, sometimes naked women (as Delvaux does), in ‘counter-perspective’ settings. A visual game reminiscent of Escher, his counter-perspective consists in creating a three-dimensional building with an Italian style perspective and at the same time constructing a perspective view of the same building but in the opposite direction....
Turkish, 20th – 21st century, male.
Active also active in the USA.
Born 26 April 1957, in Ankara.
Painter, performance artist. Figures.
Bedri Baykam, the son of an MP and an architect, began exhibiting his works at a very early age, taking part in exhibitions in Turkey, Switzerland, France, Rome, London and New York. In ...
Mary S. Lawton
Italian painter, architect and Jesuit lay brother, active in Portugal and China. Castiglione is the only Western artist to be included in the Chinese imperial collections.
Castiglione entered the Society of Jesus in 1707 and trained in Genoa and Portugal. While in Europe he studied late Baroque painting techniques and later identified himself as a pupil of ...
Filipino, 20th century, male.
Born 1937, in Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines; died 13 April 2013.
Painter, conceptual artist.
Roberto Chabet studied architecture at the University of Santo Tomas and graduated in 1961, the year he held his first solo exhibition, at the Luz Gallery. He achieved early critical success when he won first prize for his painting ...
Chinese, 20th century, male.
Active in the USA, 1944-1960.
Born 1921, in Beijing.
Chen Qikuan graduated in architecture from National Central University, Chongqing, in 1944. He then left to continue his studies in the USA, studying with Walter Gropius at Harvard. He then joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He returned to Taiwan in ...
Chinese painter . Later known as Wu Daoxuan, he is a legendary figure said to have depicted human beings, landscapes, architecture, Buddhist deities, demons, birds and animals. Reportedly, he derived his inspiration from wine and had a mercurial, responsive brushstyle, producing breathtaking vistas of natural scenery and figures across vast areas of temple wall....
Israeli, 20th century, male.
Active from 1948 active in Israel.
Born 16 December 1908, in Bucharest.
Painter, engraver, poster artist, graphic designer, decorative designer. Designs for tapestries, and stained glass windows.
He was an architecture student at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he later studied painting at the Scandinavian Academy and at the Académie Julian ...
Iranian architect, urban planner and painter. He studied architecture at Howard University, Washington, DC, graduating in 1964 and then adding a year of post-graduate studies in sociology. He returned to Tehran in 1966 and a year later became President and Senior Designer of DAZ Consulting Architects, Planners and Engineers. DAZ undertook numerous and diverse projects in Iran and grew rapidly; it had a staff of 150 in ...
Japanese, 17th century, male.
Born 1579, in Koborimura (Omi); died 12 March 1647, in Fujimi, near Kyoto.
Painter, calligrapher, poet, architect. Landscapes.
Enju was a pupil of Taniju. He founded the Enju School, which was named after him.
Chinese, 20th century, male.
Active in England.
Painter. Architectural views.
Fei Chengwu studied at National Central University, Nanjing. He went to England in 1947 and settled in London, where he made a living as a guohua painter.
Taipei, 18 April 1993: Canterbury Cathedral (1947...
Chinese, 17th century, male.
Born in Siming (Zhejiang).
Painter, draughtsman. Landscapes, architectural views, gardens, birds, flowers.
Gao Yang was the son-in-law of Zhao Bei. He painted mostly flowers, birds and rocks, but towards the end of his career also produced landscapes.
Cologne (Mus. für Ostasiatische Kunst): ...
Susan T. Goodman
Israeli painter and sculptor. After studying at the Teachers’ Seminary in Jerusalem from 1936 to 1940, he studied architecture at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa (1943–5) and art at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1951–4). In 1954 he returned to Israel and began working as a painter and sculptor in the artists’ village of ...