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Chinese, 20th century, male.

Active in Malaysia.

Painter, draughtsman.

Baoci Liang is a painter and industrial designer who studied in the USA. In 1939 he founded an industrial art centre in Shanghai.

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Indian, 20th century, female.

Born 1940, in India, to American and Bengali parents.

Painter. Figures. Murals, furniture.

After training in India, in Bombay (now Mumbai) and New Delhi, Anjolie Ela Menon studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1961 to 1962. She lives and works in New Dehli...

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Susan T. Goodman

Israeli painter. For over 70 years he worked as a watchmaker as well as a scribe, silversmith and stonemason in Safed, an important centre of Jewish mysticism. After his watch-repair shop was destroyed in the War of Independence (1948), he earned a living by selling plywood toys coloured with crayon. In the mid-1950s Yosl Bergner, who recognized in these charming works the essential qualities of folk art, encouraged Shalom to paint. Shalom’s artistic vocabulary grew out of the rich traditions of his Hasidic heritage. The mystical literature of Safed and the deep impression made by the landscape of Israel contributed to his spiritual and visual development, while his work also reveals a deep affinity and commitment to the Scriptures, although he did much more than merely illustrate the scriptural narrative, as in ...

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Israeli, 20th century, male.

Born 1895; died 1980, in Safed.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist. Scenes with figures, religious subjects.

Shalom-of-Safed was a watchmaker of Polish-Russian exraction who began painting at the age of 60 in order to illustrate the Bible to his grandchildren. His naive creations included graphic elements inspired by tribal art....