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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Casale Monferrato.

Born 14 March 1859, in Casale Monferrato (Piedmont); died 2 September 1933, in Turin.

Sculptor, engraver. Figures. Groups, monuments.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

Piedmont-born artist who is perhaps more properly regarded as being from the Lombard School, insofar as he trained at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. Bistolfi's sculpture has a distinct pictorial edge. His earliest work comprised various groups (for example ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1880, in Verberie; died 1952, in Hyères.

Painter. Figures, landscapes.

Orientalism, Symbolism.

Adolphe Cossard executed esoteric compositions in an Art Nouveau style and decorated the frames of his paintings, following the precepts of Maurice Denis. His stylised figures, kinds of illuminated apparitions, recall the art of Gustave Moreau. He exhibited landscapes of the south of France, Corsica and North Africa at the ...

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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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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 13 September 1873, in Toulouse; died 30 March 1956, in Castanet.

Painter. Figure compositions, allegorical subjects.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

Lupiac entered the École des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse at the age of 17, and studied classical art under Henri Loubat and life drawing with Laborde. In ...

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Dutch painter, theorist, and draughtsman. His work marks the transition at the start of the 20th century from the Hague school and Symbolism to Neo-Impressionism and Cubism. His key position within the international avant-garde is determined by works produced after 1920. He set out his theory in the periodical of ...

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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, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 9 July 1872, in Copenhagen; died 1956.

Painter, engraver. Figures, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

Einar Nielsen lived and worked in Gjern, a small town in Jutland, between 1894 and 1900. He participated in the Parisian exhibitions, especially the ...

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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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Russian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 7 January 1865, in St Petersburg; died 22 November 1911, in Moscow.

Painter, illustrator, designer. Mythological subjects, genre scenes, portraits, landscapes. Stage sets.

Art Nouveau, Symbolism.

Peredvizhniki (Association of Traveling Art Exhibitions), Abramtsevo Artists’ Colony.

The son of the composer Alexander Serov and the musician Valentina Bergman, ...

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Polish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 21 November 1869, in Kruplany; died 8 June 1929, in Garvolin, near Warsaw.

Painter, scenographer. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

Sursum Corda.

Stabrovsky studied with Tchistikov at the institute of painting, sculpture and architecture in St Petersburg ...

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Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1856, in Barcelona; died 1932.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, genre scenes.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

José Maria Tamburini y Dalmau came from a family of silversmiths of Italian origin who settled in Barcelona. From the age of 13 he studied under Antoni Caba at the Barcelona school of fine arts. He then went to Paris where he worked at the studio of the portrait artist Léon Bonnat. He then later spent time in Naples and returned to live in Barcelona in ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1878, in Murano (Venice); died 1947, in Venice.

Painter, tapestry maker, embroiderer, glassmaker, designer. Decorative panels, designs for mosaics.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

Vittorio Zecchin ran a tapestry and embroidery workshop before becoming artistic director of the glassworks founded by Cappellin and Venini. Zecchin's painting is close to the decorative approach of Art Nouveau, particularly as seen in the work of Klimt. Naturally figurative in style, it is very crowded and divided into numerous highly ornate planes, making use of both smooth monochromes and rich contrasting colours. The general overall impression is of a pronounced tendency towards orientalism. Even the subject matter of his inspiration adds to this feeling of exoticism. Noted works include the ...