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Syrian, 20th century, male.

Born 1934, in Hama.

Painter. Figures, scenes with figures. Stage sets.

Symbolism.

Group of Ten.

Khouzayma Alwani trained at the academy of fine art in Rome in 1957 and received his diploma as a theatre artist in 1964. In 1973, he was awarded another diploma, this time from the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He has been Professor at the school of fine arts in Damascus since ...

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Turkish, 20th century, male.

Active in France since 1947.

Born 2 April 1923, in Malatya.

Painter.

Kemal Bastuji studied classical philology before moving to France. His painting develops the symbolism of ritual images of Asia Minor, merging it with the great universal myths.

The first group exhibition at which he exhibited was held in ...

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Filipino, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1972, in Las Piñas City, Manila, Philippines.

Painter, sculptor. Religious subjects, socio-political themes.

Folk art, symbolism.

Anting-Anting Group.

Alfredo Esquillo Jr. graduated from the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts in 1993. He first gained recognition when he won first prize in the ASEAN Art Awards in ...

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Israeli, 20th century, male.

Born 1936, in Tel Aviv.

Painter (mixed media).

Symbolism.

From 1960 to 1964, Gershuni studied at the Avni Institute in Tel Aviv. He won the Ika Brown Prize, awarded by the Museum of Israel in Jerusalem and in 1982 the Sandberg Prize, awarded by the same institution. He has taken part in numerous exhibitions in museums in Israel, which he represented at the Venice Biennale. In ...

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Lebanese, 20th century, male.

Active then naturalised in the USA.

Born 6 January 1883, in Bécharré; died 10 April 1931, in New York.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, sculptor, poet. Figures, portraits.

Symbolism.

Together with his family, Khalil Gibran left the Lebanon at the age of 12, and settled in Boston, where his artistic talent brought him to the attention of well-known writers and artists. He had to return to the Lebanon in ...

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Japanese, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in Germany.

Born 1951.

Painter, sculptor, draughtswoman, watercolourist. Figures.

Symbolism.

Leiko Ikemura lives in Cologne and Berlin, where she teaches painting at the Hochschule der Künste. She started to become known in the 1980s, notably in Switzerland. Her style, related to the new Expressionism of the beginning of the 1980s, has veered towards Symbolism. The central figures of her mythology are a little girl and a cat, and her magical universe is bathed in metamorphoses between the animal, vegetable and human kingdoms. She shows her works in solo exhibitions, including ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1936.

Engraver.

Kimura’s figurative style tends towards symbolism. In 1971, he won the International Grand Prize at the 9th International Print Biennale in Ljubljana and in 1972 at the 1st Print Biennale in Norway. In 1973, he won first prize in the worldwide print competition in San Francisco. In ...

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Korean, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1953, in Seoul.

Painter.

Symbolism.

Jang Moon gained a diploma from the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1975. He exhibited regularly at the Galerie Lia Grambihler in Paris. He showed work in collective exhibitions in Korea, and in Paris at the Salon d’Art Sacré, Salon Figuration Critique and Salon Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui. He won the Grand Prix de Monaco....

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Armenian, 20th century, male.

Born 28 February 1880, in Nor-Nakhichevan, Armenia; died 1972, in Erevan, Armenia.

Painter, designer, illustrator. Scenes with figures, portraits, still lifes, flowers, landscapes. Stage sets.

Symbolism.

Golubaya Roza (Blue Rose), Obshchestvo Khudoznikov 4 Iskusstva (Four Arts Society of Artists).

Between 1897...

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Sir L.  

Lebanese, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1951.

Born 1932, in Beirut, to Armenian parents.

Painter, draughtsman, pastellist, illustrator. Nudes, portraits, landscapes.

Symbolism.

Armenian Fine Artists group.

Sir L. is a self-taught painter from Armenia, who began his artistic career in Paris in 1972...

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Lebanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1949, of Beirut origin.

Painter, draughtsman, potter. Designs for tapestries.

Symbolism.

Wakim Wakim studied sculture between 1967 and 1971 and then moved to Paris, where he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1972. In 1975 he began studying ceramics at the École des Arts Appliqués and tapestry in the workshop of Roger Caron. In ...

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Chinese, 20th century, male.

Born 1912, in Jiangsu.

Painter. Figures, landscapes.

Symbolism.

Wang Panyuan studied at the art academy in Shanghai under the direction of Zhang Yuan and became a teacher in Taiwan in 1949. The originality of his landscapes emanates from the symbolic representation of spaces to which the artist wishes to pay tribute and which cover the whole canvas, and from the fragility of the human forms or familiar shapes set against these elements. He took part in exhibitions in China....

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Armenian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 2 January 1884, in Tiflis (now Tbilisi), Georgia; died 28 December 1928, in Erevan, Armenia.

Painter. Stage designs.

Symbolism, Constructivism.

Born into an Armenian family, Georgii Bogdanovich Yakulov attended the Lazarev Institute of Oriental Languages in Moscow from 1893 to 1899...