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Austrian, 20th century, male.

Born 10 March 1871, in Waidhofen-am-Ybbs; died 19 May 1956, in Vienna.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, illustrator. Genre scenes. Toys.

Art Nouveau.

Secession group.

Andri studied under Julius Berger and Edouard Lichtenfels at the Venice Academy, then, from 1892, under Claus Meyer at Karlsruhe Academy, before returning to settle in Venice. In ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1863, in Beauvais; died c. 1938.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator.

Art Nouveau.

Together with Steinlen and Willette, among others, Georges Auriol belonged to the group of artists who frequented the cabaret Le Chat Noir. He also wrote songs and humorous whimsical pieces. In ...

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Hungarian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 16 April 1873, in Budapest.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, poster artist.

Art Nouveau.

Arpad Basch studied with Karlovsky in 1873 at the school of arts and crafts in Budapest, then in Munich with Hollósy, and in Paris with Léon Bonnat and Jean Paul Laurens....

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 21 August 1872, in Brighton; died 16 March 1898, in Menton, France.

Draughtsman, illustrator.

Japonisme, Art Nouveau.

Aubrey Beardsley's originality and superior draughtsmanship place him at the forefront of developments in illustration techniques and styles, despite only a brief art education at the Westminster Art School in London. There he studied the nude, having been encouraged to take up art as a career by Edward Burne-Jones. Tuberculosis and his association with Oscar Wilde led to repeated visits to France. He died in Menton in 1898 at the age of 25....

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active also active in Japan.

Born 1860, in Paris; died 1927.

Painter, engraver (etching), illustrator, poster artist.

Japonisme, Art Nouveau.

At a very young age, Georges Ferdinand Bigot trained under Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904) and Carolus-Durand (1837-1917) at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He learnt etching with Félix Buhot and collaborated on the journal ...

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Austrian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 25 February 1861, in Vienna; died 20 February 1927, in Klosterneuburg.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator.

Art Nouveau.

Adolf Böhm was a co-founder, together with Gustav Klimt and the architect Joseph Hoffmann, of the Viennese Sezession movement in the closing years of the 19th century. Vienna was the city where 'Jugendstil' (literally, 'Youthful Style'), a movement that rejected academic conformity, first flowered; it would later spread to Germany, France, Belgium, England and elsewhere. He taught in the women's department of the academy of fine arts ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 10 July 1868, in Boston; died 1962, in New Jersey.

Draughtsman, illustrator, poster artist. Toys.

Art Nouveau.

Will Bradley was the son of a caricaturist who worked on the Daily Item, a newspaper published in Lynn, Massachusetts. At the age of 12, he became apprentice to a printer and then began drawing and illustrating, making this his full-time occupation ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, female.

Active in Switzerland.

Born 1872, in Arras; died 1952.

Painter, watercolourist, illustrator, writer. Portraits, genre scenes. Posters, decorative designs.

Art Nouveau.

Marguerite Burnat-Provins was a pupil of Benjamin Constant and Jean-Paul Laurens. She married in 1896 and settled in Vevey, Switzerland. Very responsive to poetry, she wrote poems and plays from her early days, and when she was living in Vevey she wrote a long poem, ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Illustrator.

Art Nouveau.

Among works illustrated by Henri Caruchet, the following may be cited: O. Uzannes' Voyage around the Room ( Voyage autour de sa chambre) (1896), Anatole France's Balthazar and Queen Balkis ( Balthazar et la reine Balkis...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1869, in Antwerp; died 1941, in Brussels.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator, poster artist. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes.

Art Nouveau.

Having first studied law, Ghisbert Combaz became a pupil at the academy in Antwerp and a professor at the Brussels academy. He spent most of his life in Antwerp, where he exhibited from 1886 onwards; he also exhibited in conjunction with the association of Art Nouveau artists known as the Libre Esthétique from 1897. As an art historian, he made special study of the art of the Far East. With their sinuous and undulating rhythm, the arabesques in his engravings and posters provide typical examples of the Modern Style....

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Polish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1866, in Lubaczów; died 1924, in Cracow.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, decorative artist, ceramicist, sculptor, designer. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes. Furniture.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

Debicki studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna from 1881 to 1884, then in Munich, Paris, Lemberg (now Lviv, Ukraine) and Cracow. He first settled in Lemberg and began teaching in ...

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Danielle Peltakian

American painter, illustrator and lithographer. As an organizer of the Armory Show (1913) alongside Arthur B. Davies, he played an integral role in unveiling European modernism to the USA. While he painted landscapes of Maine, Cézanne-inspired still lifes and a series based on the American West, his expressive portraits of circus and vaudeville performers remain his best-known works....

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British, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 1874, in Tipton, near Wolverhampton; died 1921.

Draughtswoman, watercolourist, illustrator, designer.

Art Nouveau.

The Four.

Frances MacDonald was the sister of Margaret MacDonald, and studied, like her, at Glasgow School of Art. Together with Margaret's husband Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and Frances' husband Herbert MacNair, the sisters formed the Glasgow group known as ...

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Austrian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 30 March 1868 or or, in Vienna; died 18 October 1918, in Vienna.

Painter, illustrator, draughtsman, designer. Figures, scenes with figures.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

Koloman (Kolo) Moser studied under Franz Rumpler, Christian Griepenkerl and Franz von Matsch at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna, then at the college of applied arts, where he subsequently taught ...

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Danish, 20th century, male.

Active from 1938 in the USA.

Born 12 March 1886, in Copenhagen; died 1957, in Hollywood, USA.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator. Stage sets.

Art Nouveau.

The son of famous Danish actors, Kay Nielsen attended the Académie Julian and Académie Colorossi. In ...

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American, 20th century, female.

Born 1875, in Nebraska; died 1944.

Illustrator.

Art Nouveau.

Rose O'Neill was married to the author Leon Wilson, who was also the editor of Puck. After her divorce she settled in Missouri. She contributed to various magazines, including: Life, Collier's, New York Journal, Ladies' Home, Woman's Home Companion...

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Polish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 27 September 1872, in Wólka Zerzenska near Warsaw; died 1945, in Skierniewice.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator. Figures, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Art Nouveau.

Nagybánya Artists' Colony.

Edward Okun was the pupil of Wojciek Gerson at the Warsaw academy and of Martin Jablonski and Jan Matejko in Cracow ...

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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 1860, in Rome; died 1934, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman, newspaper cartoonist, illustrator, poster artist.

Art Nouveau.

Orazi executed a number of small-format paintings and also worked on Parisian magazines such as ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born c. 1870.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, designer of ornamental architectural features.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

As a young man in around 1902-1903, Émile Raulin came into contact with the work of Aubrey Beardsley, but it was rather through the medium of Eugène Samuel Grasset and Georges de Feure that he became aware of the work of William Morris, whose conception of decorative art made a great contribution to the development of modern English style. The preface of the work dedicated to Émile Raulin seems to evoke a young departed artist....

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Austrian, 20th century, male.

Active in Germany.

Born 18 May 1879, in Vienna; died 1947, in Stuttgart.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, poster artist, graphic designer. Figures, genre scenes.

Art Nouveau.

A member of the Künstlerkolonie (Artists' Colony) in Darmstadt, Karl Schmoll von Eisenwerth initially received guidance from Richard Hölscher. In ...