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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1879, in Naples.

Painter. Religious subjects, figures, landscapes.

Aprea was a pupil of the history painter Domenico Morelli and the Realist painter Filippo Palizzi at the fine art academy in Naples. As early as 1900 he showed his painting Queen of the Sky...


Chilean, 20th century, male.

Born 1927, in Paris.


Barreda Fabres studied architecture at the Catholic university in Santiago and taught history of art in the architecture faculty from 1950 to 1955. He used a realist technique to paint constructions that belong to the world of the uncanny and the surreal. He took part in exhibitions in North America, Latin America and Europe and received many awards....


S. J. Vernoit

Turkish painter, museum director and archaeologist. In 1857 he was sent to Paris, where he stayed for 11 years, training as a painter under Gustave Boulanger and Jean-Léon Gérôme. On returning to Turkey he served in various official positions, including two years in Baghdad as chargé d’affaires, while at the same time continuing to paint. In ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 1898, in Heiltz-le-Maurupt (Marne); died 19 March 1996.

Sculptor. Statues, busts.

Jean Osouf realised that he wanted to become a sculptor at the age of 30. He also converted to Catholicism from the Protestant faith. He was a friend and student of Despiau, and his other friends included Maillol, Malfray, Manolo, Cornet and the art writer Élie Faure. In ...