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Israeli, 20th century, male.

Active from 1951 also active in France.

Born 11 May 1928, in Rishon LeZiyyon.

Painter, sculptor. Wall decorations, monuments.

Op Art, Kinetic Art.

The son of a rabbi, Yaacov Agam was educated at the Bezalel art college in Jerusalem. He was arrested by the British in ...

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Sophie Page

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....

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Alison Manges Nogueira

Monumental, marble paschal Candlestick of the late 12th to early 13th century with reliefs signed by Nicolaus de Angelo and Vassallettus now in S Paolo fuori le Mura, Rome. The imposing column (h. 5.6 m), adorned with six registers of reliefs and surmounted by a fluted candle holder, rests upon a base of sculpted lions, sphinxes, rams and female figures. The upper and lower reliefs bear vegetal and ornamental patterns while the three central registers portray ...

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Polish, 20th century, male.

Active in England.

Born 1921, in Belgoraj.

Sculptor, painter (including enamel), decorative artist. Murals.

After he was imprisoned in Siberia, Stefan Knapp served with the Royal Air Force in Britain during World War II. He studied at the Slade School in London. Although he began his career as a sculptor, he also produced highly-coloured abstract paintings. He also painted on enamel and produced mural decorations for the Seagram Building in New York (...

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Magot  

Gordon Campbell

Literally a Barbary ape, but used in a transferred sense to denote a grotesque Chinese or Japanese figurine (typically in porcelain or ivory) represented in a sitting position.

S. Situ: Le magot de Chine: Ou Trésor du symbolisme chinois: A la recherche du symbolisme dans les motifs de ‘chinoiseries’...

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1949.

Sculptor, decorative artist.

Hong Kong, 30 April 1992: Stone Dish Covered in Iron and Copper Spangles (1991, h. 4¾ ins/12 cm) HKD 5,280