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Term used to describe a movement of the 1870s and 1880s that manifested itself in the fine and decorative arts and architecture in Britain and subsequently in the USA. Reacting to what was seen as evidence of philistinism in art and design, it was characterized by the cult of the beautiful and an emphasis on the sheer pleasure to be derived from it. In painting there was a belief in the autonomy of art, the concept of ...

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Isabel L. Taube

Late 19th-century movement in the arts and literature characterized by the pursuit and veneration of beauty and the fostering of close relationships among the fine and applied arts. According to its major proponents, beauty was found in imaginative creations that harmonized colours, forms, and patterns derived from Western and non-Western cultures as well as motifs from nature. The ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 19 February 1946, in Washington DC.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, engraver, photographer, video artist, glassmaker, decorative designer. Theatre design.

AfriCobra Group.

Akili Ron Anderson attended the Corcoran School of Art and Howard University in Washington DC where he lives and works. He is a member of AfriCobra (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) founded in ...

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American, 19th century, male.

Born 11 May 1865, in St Louis (Missouri).

Painter, decorative designer.

Sylvester P. Annan studied in Paris with Jules Lefebvre, Boulanger and Luigi Loir. He was a member of the Society of Western Artists and the Artists' Guild of St Louis, and was also an architect....

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American, 19th – 20th century, female.

Active in New Yorkc.1905-1906.

Born 1869, in Florence, Italy; died 1948.

Painter, decorative designer.

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Marco Livingstone

American sculptor and painter . He studied art in 1949–50 under Amédée Ozenfant in New York. During the 1950s he designed and made furniture in New York, but after a fire that destroyed most of the contents of his shop in 1958 he turned again to art, initially painting abstract pictures derived from memories of the New Mexican landscape....

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American, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 1871, in Chicago.

Painter, decorative designer.

Frances Louise Baker trained in Paris with Collin and Merson.

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1861, in Detroit (Michigan); died 1938, in Katonah (New York), committed suicide.

Painter, pastellist, engraver. Animals, landscapes, still-lifes. Wall decorations.

George Randolph Barse studied in Paris between 1878 and 1884 with Cabanel, Boulanger and Lefebvre. Among his decorative paintings is ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1 June 1873, in Chicago; died 1953, in Beverly (Massachusetts).

Painter, decorative designer.

Frederick Clay Bartlett studied in Munich and in Paris in the studios of Louis Joseph Collin and Aman-Jean. He took classes with Whistler at his short-lived Paris school before returning to Chicago in ...

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American, 19th century, female.

Born 1859, in Philadelphia; died 1908, in Philadelphia.

Painter, decorative designer.

Carol H. Beck collaborated in the decoration of some of the large public buildings of Philadelphia.

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 17 May 1865, in Chillicothe (Ohio).

Draughtsman, decorative designer, writer.

John Bennett studied at the Art Students League in New York and at the Cincinnati Academy. He wrote and illustrated The Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo (published 1928...

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American, 19th century, male.

Born 8 July 1845, in Boston (Massachusetts).

Painter, illustrator, decorative designer.

James Henry Blake was a pupil of Rimnier and Hollingsworth in New York. He specialised in scientific subjects, but also painted a number of landscapes and taught art.

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American, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 1875, in Jamaica Plain (Massachusetts).

Painter, miniaturist, decorative designer.

Ethel Blanchard studied under Frank Benson, Halle and Edmond Tarbell. She was a member of the Society of American Miniaturists and a teacher. In 1901 she became a member of the Copley Society....

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 15 December 1848, in Brooklyn (New York City); died 12 October 1936, in New York.

Painter, mosaic designer, writer. Allegorical subjects, figures, portraits, decorative schemes, genre scenes. Murals.

Edwin Howland Blashfield studied in Paris under Léon Bonnat (1867-1869, 1875-1880), and received guidance from Jean-Léon Gérôme and Henri-Michel-Antoine Chapu. He studied the decorations of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Jean-Paul Laurens and Paul Baudry in the Panthéon in Paris. During a trip to Englandin 1887, Blashfield associated with Anglo-American artists Edwin Austin Abbey, John Singer Sargent, Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Frederic Leighton. He returned to the USA in 1881. He later travelled to Italy to see frescoes, and also visited Switzerland, Germany and Belgium. Blashfield was President of the National Academy of Design....

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 25 March 1867, in Bear Lake or Ovid (Idaho), to Danish parents; died 6 March 1941, in Chicago.

Sculptor, painter, illustrator, decorative designer. Figures, portraits, historical subjects.

Gutzon Borglum, brother of Solon Borglum, was born to a Mormon father with two wives, and he lost contact with his mother when his father left the religion and decided to conform to society's norms for marriage by abandoning her. Borglum studied at St Mary's Academy, Kansas City, in ...

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American, 19th century, male.

Painter, decorative designer. Waterscapes, seascapes, boats.

Emil Bott took part in the first exhibition of the Pittsburgh Association of Artists. He worked until after 1881, mainly in Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, both as a decorator of boat cabins and a painter of river landscapes and boats....

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American (?), 19th – 20th century, female.

Died 1948.

Painter, illustrator, decorative designer. Genre scenes, urban landscapes.

Harriette Bowdoin was active in New York around 1909-1910.

New York, 1 June 1983: Street Scene, New York (c. 1915, oil on canvas, 27 × 22 ins/68.5 × 55.7 cm) ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born March 1875, in New York; died 1952.

Painter, decorative designer.

Alexander Bower studied at the Fine Arts Academy and the School of Arts and Crafts in Philadelphia. He was a member of several societies and a corresponding member of the Philadelphia Academy....

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1848, in Berlin (Connecticut); died 1922, in Farmington (Connecticut).

Painter, decorative designer, illustrator.

Robert Brandegee studied under Jacqueson de la Chereuse in Paris. In 1907, he became an associate member of the National Academy of Design, New York. Brandegee was awarded a medal in 1901....

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American, 19th century, male.

Born 9 January 1869, in Beverly (Massachusetts).

Painter, sculptor, decorative designer. Seascapes.

C. Emerson Brown was a pupil of William Adams.