Italian furniture designer, sculptor and cabinetmaker, based in Turin. The extravagantly curved lines of his early furniture (e.g. ‘Scrittoio’, 1898–1900) gradually yielded to the influence of north European designs, and by the 1920s he had become Italy’s most distinguished exponent of Art Deco furniture....
French, 20th century, male.
Born 1893; died 1941.
Sculptor, designer, decorative artist. Furniture.
Jean-Michel Franck was one of the great decorators in France in the 1940s. The inlay work of his furniture established his fame. His work as a sculptor, however, is little documented....
Jamaican sculptor. He was initially self-taught, but later attended the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, London. He worked as a furniture-carver in the 1930s for the Jamaican Art Deco furniture designer Burnett Webster (1909–92). His own work of this period was influenced by Art Deco and by Edna Manley. Gradually it became more academic, and he became Jamaica’s most popular monumental sculptor. Among his best-known works are monuments in Kingston to Jamaica’s national heroes, including Norman Manley (...