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Marcella Nesom-Sirhandi

Pakistani painter. A seminal figure, Shakir ‛Ali introduced Cubism to Lahore in 1952. His style quickly became fashionable there, was adopted in Karachi and dominated the art scene for more than a decade (see Pakistan, Islamic Republic of, §III).

Shakir ‛Ali first studied painting at the Ukil Brothers Studio in Delhi. In ...

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Anthony W. Lee

American painter, poet, essayist and inventor. Gee traveled to San Francisco in 1921, joining his father, a merchant in Chinatown. In 1925 he enrolled at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute) where he took classes with Otis Oldfield (...

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Armenian, 20th century, male.

Born 1939, in Yerevan.

Painter. Figure compositions, still-lifes.

A student at the institute of art and theatre in Yerevan, Karazian went on to settle in Moscow.

The structure of his paintings sprang from Post Cubism, although the rich, coloured harmonies which are often shown again dark backgrounds, are from Matisse. His works contain from a juxtaposition of planes enlivened with figures, objects, vases of flowers and purely decorative elements. The final result is always seductive while at the same time preserving a note of modernism. He took part in several national collective exhibitions....

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David Elliott

Russian poet, critic, graphic designer and painter of Georgian birth. Although best known as a poet and playwright he studied painting at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1911–14) and, as a member of the Futurist group Hylea, was a pioneer of what later became known as ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1901; died 1977.

Painter.

Constructivism.

Mavo Group.

Murayama Tomoyoshi went to Paris in 1921, where he was influenced by Cubism and Constructivism. On his return to Japan, as well as painting, he worked as a playwright and theatre producer. He founded the ...