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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 17 January 1866, in Vienne; died 7 January 1931, in Boulogne-sur-Seine.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, watercolourist, illustrator. Figures. Monuments.

The son of a stonemason employed on the restoration of monuments in the Rhône valley, Joseph Antoine Bernard accompanied his father from the age of 12, learning the art of direct stone-carving which he was subequently to practice throughout his life. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons, and under Pierre Jules Cavelier at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris for a six-month period in ...



German, 19th century, male.

Painter, copyist, art restorer. Flowers, fruit.

He worked between 1823 and 1847. He was also a copier and restorer. He was curator of the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart and exhibited pictures of flowers and fruit in that city between 1833 and 1839...


Jean-Pierre de Bruyn

Belgian painter, sculptor, illustrator, and stage designer. He studied music at the Koninklijk Muziekconservatorium and sculpture at the Gewerbeschule, Ghent (after 1877). He visited Paris in 1887 and Italy in 1890, with a grant from the city of Ghent. He was deeply impressed by the masters of the Quattrocento, and was encouraged to take up painting after meeting Constantin Meunier (...


German, 19th century, male.

Born 1775, in Würzburg (Bavaria); died 1820, in Würzburg.

Painter, copyist, art restorer.

Caspar was the son of Christoph Fesel, and worked mainly as a copyist and restorer. Most of his commissions came from his native town and Vienna.


British, 19th century, male.

Painter, copyist, art restorer.

F. Knaus appears to have restored and copied works of art. For his decorative panels, he took his inspiration from old masters.

London, 24 Nov 1926: Fêtes Champêtres (three paintings, after Watteau) GBP 189; Mezzetin Playing the Guitar...


Canadian, 19th century, male.

Born 10 March 1789, in Quebec; died 1855, in Quebec.

Painter, copyist, art restorer. Religious subjects, genre scenes, portraits, landscapes.

Joseph Légaré started his career as a copier of religious paintings and a restorer of pictures which he collected, notably canvases by Jean Louis Desjardins. He then started to paint portraits as well as Canadian and Native American scenes. He was best known as a portrait painter. He was also a teacher, and one of his pupils was Antoine Plamondon, another Quebec portrait painter. He was a political supporter of Louis Joseph Papineau and was arrested as a suspect after the Lower Canada rebellion in ...


Marsha L. Morton

German painter, draughtsman, stained-glass designer, illustrator and restorer. In Hamburg he studied drawing with Gerdt Hardorff the elder (1769–1864) and painting with Christopher Suhr (1771–1842) and Siegfried Bendixen (1786–1864). His admiration for early German art was inspired during a sketching trip through Schleswig-Holstein in ...


British, 19th century, male.

Born 1831.

Painter, copyist, art restorer.

John Campbell Nairn was the son and pupil of George Nairn. He worked as a copyist and restorer in London and Dublin.


Spanish, 19th century, male.

Born in Toledo; died 1886, in Madrid.

Painter, illustrator. Figures, genre scenes, landscapes, architectural views.

Cecilio Pizarro was curator at the national museum of Madrid and worked as a restorer at the Prado.

Madrid: Yesterday and Today; Love Letter; Cloister in Toledo...


Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1867, in Sedavi, near Valencia; died 10 March 1920, in Valencia.

Painter, art restorer, illustrator. Portraits, genre scenes.

Romero y Orozco studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Valencia and went on to show his work at the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes, where he twice received an honourable mention. Examples of his work include ...


Polish, 19th century, male.

Born 1800, near Kalisz; died 1894, in Posen (now Poznan).

Painter, lithographer, copyist, art restorer. Genre scenes.

Fabian Sarnecki studied in Berlin and Paris, and settled in Posen, where he lost his sight. The Mielzynski museum in that town owns his ...


German, 19th century, male.

Born 13 January 1792, in Worms; died 12 May 1855, in Berlin.

Painter, lithographer, copyist, art restorer. Portraits, still-lifes, landscapes.

Jacob Schlesinger studied first with his father, the painter Johann Schlesinger, then in Mannheim and Munich. In 1822, he was appointed a professor in Berlin. Although he is best known as a skilful copyist and restorer of paintings, he also left some portraits and paintings of fruits. He was curator of the Berlin Museum....


Alessandro Conti

Italian writer and restorer. He wrote the most important 19th-century handbook on the restoration of paintings. Heir to the 18th-century tradition of studying the physical and chemical aspects of art, Secco-Suardo was able to explain problems with a clarity that makes his work still irreplaceable. The manual was probably compiled after ...


Brazilian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 16 October 1874, in Rio de Janeiro; died after 1929.

Painter, illustrator.

Gaston Simoes de Fonseca settled in Paris and was a draughtsman and restorer in the Louvre museum. He exhibited work in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he won a mention in ...


Russian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 5 March 1856, in Omsk; died 1 April 1910, in St Petersburg.

Painter, draughtsman (charcoal/ink), watercolourist, illustrator, sculptor, designer, art restorer. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, allegorical subjects, figures. Murals, church decoration, theatre sets.


Peredvizhniki (Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions), Golubaya Roza (Blue Rose), Abramtsevo Artists’ Colony...


Austrian, 19th century, male.

Born 1811; died 22 August 1874, in Vienna.

Painter, watercolourist, copyist, art restorer, collector. Architectural views.

Wiesböck was the pupil of Waldmüller, exhibiting in Vienna in 1850.

Vienna (Kunsthistorisches Mus.): The Old Church of St Peter (oil on canvas); ...