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Mark Jones

French medallist, engraver and illustrator. He was first apprenticed to the medallist André Lavau (d 1808) and then attended the Académie de Peinture et de Sculpture in Bordeaux. In 1786 he travelled to Paris and entered the workshop of Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux. His first great success was a large, realistic and highly detailed medal representing the ...

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Antico  

Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born c. 1460; died 1528, in Bózzolo.

Goldsmith, sculptor, medallist, copyist. Statues, statuettes.

Antico was from Mantua and went to Rome in 1495 and 1497. His first commission was in 1479, for a pair of medals commemorating the wedding of Gianfranceso Gonzaga to Antonia del Banzo. His first visit to Rome, in ...

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Philip Ward-Jackson

English sculptor, silversmith and illustrator. He was the son of a chaser and attended the Royal Academy Schools, London. At first he gave his attention equally to silverwork and to sculpture, exhibiting at the Royal Academy from 1851. An early bronze, St Michael and the Serpent...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 25 November 1868, in Bordeaux; died 27 June 1947, in Paris.

Sculptor, illustrator. Statues, busts, medals.

Having chosen an artistic career, Léon Blanchot left university to train as a sculptor at the École des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, then went to Paris and settled there. He regularly took part in the Salon des Artistes Français, and became a member of this society. His main works are ...

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Czech, 20th century, male.

Active from 1912 in France; naturalised from 1926.

Born 22 October 1883, in Boskovice; died 17 October 1969, in Marseilles, France.

Painter, engraver (etching), illustrator, sculptor. Figures, nudes, landscapes with figures, still-lifes (flowers). Busts, low reliefs, medals.

Osma Group (The Eight)...

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Mark Jones

French family of medallists. Philippe Danfrie the elder (b 1531–5; d Paris, 1606) went to Paris in the 1550s and set up as an engraver of letter punches. He produced a number of books in partnership with Richard Breton in 1558–60 and later with ...

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Philip Attwood

German painter, medallist, designer and illustrator. He trained as a painter in the Munich Akademie from 1884, and initially won fame in this art with large decorative schemes on mythological or religious themes (e.g. Bacchanal, c. 1888; Munich, Villa Schülein) and portraits painted in a broad, realistic manner (e.g. ...

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French, 20th century, female.

Born 8 May 1939, in Paris.

Painter, sculptor, draughtswoman, medallist, illustrator. Animals.

Marie-Joseph Devaux is a graduate of the École des Arts Décoratifs, the École Estienne, the École du Louvre and the École des Hautes Études, and is proficient in Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Egyptian hieroglyphics. She has taught at the Arts Décoratifs in Paris, worked in the Egyptian antiquities department and the Oriental department of the Louvre, and given courses at the École Estienne. She has been a teacher of the fine arts in secondary education since ...

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Francesco Paolo Fiore and Pietro C. Marani

Italian architect, engineer, painter, illuminator, sculptor, medallist, theorist and writer. He was the most outstanding artistic personality from Siena in the second half of the 15th century. His activities as a diplomat led to his employment at the courts of Naples, Milan and Urbino, as well as in Siena, and while most of his paintings and miniatures date from before ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1919, in Etterbeek (Brussels).

Painter, sculptor, medallist, ceramicist, draughtsman, decorative designer, illustrator. Designs for tapestries.

Roger Duterme studied at the Etterbeek school of industrial art and design, and the Academy of St Luke in Brussels, where he later taught drawing. He became director of the École des Arts in Ixelles. He made large decorative panels for the Pavillon du St-Siège at the ...

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Danielle B. Joyner

From the time John Cassian established the first female foundation in Marseille in ad 410, monastic women lived in varying states of enclosure and were surrounded by diverse images and objects that contributed to their devotion, education and livelihood. The first rule for women, written in 512 by St Caesarius of Arles, emphasized their strict separation from men and the world, as did the ...

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Goldsmith, sculptor, and painter, probably of German origin. None of his works is known to have survived, but he is mentioned twice in mid-15th-century texts: in the second book of Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Commentarii and in the manuscript of the Anonimo Magliabecchiano. Both texts relate that Gusmin died during the reign of Pope Martin (i.e. Martin V, ...

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Mitsuhiko Hasebe

Japanese potter, calligrapher and medallist. At an early age he taught himself seal-carving and calligraphy, for which he won a prize in 1904; soon after he became a commercial calligrapher and medallist. In 1915 he had his first experience of decorating pottery at a kiln in the district of Hokuriku. In ...

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Norwegian, 20th century, male.

Born 1870, in Fetsund.

Sculptor, medallist, illustrator. Monuments, busts, statues.

Gustav Laerum illustrated a number of brochures and pamphlets featuring portraits of various personalities in Norway; he also painted several portraits in oils, including those of Björnson and Ibsen. His sculptural work comprises principally tombs, statues, busts and portrait medallions....

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1940, in Bomal-sur-Ourthe.

Sculptor, painter, engraver, medallist, illustrator. Busts.

Marc Laffineur studied in Liège at the Institut Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de St-Luc and the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts. He aligned himself with the Cap d'Encre group of artists and was a founder member of the St Hubert woodcut engraving studio. As a sculptor, he worked in both wood and metal, assembling strips of meticulously polished wood juxtaposed with highly-polished metal ribbons. As an illustrator, he is noted principally as a medallist. Laffineur was awarded the town of Catania engraving prize....

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Spanish, 20th century, male.

Born 1893, in Manresa (Catalonia); died, in Barcelona.

Sculptor, medallist, illustrator.

Jaume Martrus y Riera studied at the academy of fine arts and spent time in France, Switzerland and Italy. In 1923 he journeyed to equatorial Africa, and in 1939 he went abroad again....

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Austrian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 November 1859, in Baden, near Vienna; died 9 April 1925, in Vienna.

Painter, sculptor, medallist, illustrator. Religious subjects, figures, landscapes.

Johannes Mayerhofer studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna and worked mainly on decorations for churches....

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Pier Giorgio Pasini

Italian medallist, architect, painter and illuminator. He came from a good Veronese family (his father was a doctor, two of his brothers were in the church and three others were merchants). He is first documented in 1441, when he was working in Venice as painter to ...

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British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 20 April 1967, in Leatherhead (Surrey).

Painter, sculptor, printmaker.

Artist’s books.

Simon Patterson studied at Hertfordshire College of Art and Design (1985–1986) and Goldsmiths College, London (1986–1989). He was nominated for the Turner Prize in ...

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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 8th January 1857, in Milan; died 1950.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator, medallist.

Pogliaghi sculpted numerous monuments, statues and ornaments for the churches and public buildings of northern Italy.

Milan (Pinacoteca di Brera): The Chapel of St Joseph in the Church of Ste-Marie de la Paix...