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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France from 1981, naturalised French.

Born 30 January 1955, in Los Angeles, of Armenian parentage.

Painter.

Symbolism.

Arès Antoyan is the son of the painter Kero Antoyan. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts. Foremost a painter of women, Antoyan chooses sex symbols as his models. In a sensual, dreamlike context that mirrors life and death, he dresses, or rather undresses, them and depicts them scantily clad and striking poses designed to stimulate a reaction in the viewer. In ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1953, in Salina (California).

Engraver.

Symbolism.

Michael Ehle lives and works in Seattle. His engravings are clearly symbolist, and even esoteric, and feature figures and animals in an often conflicting relationship. In 1995 he was one of the artists from the USA invited to show his work at the exhibition Jeune Gravure Contemporaine (Young Contemporary Engraving)....

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American, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1952, in Omaha (Nebraska).

Engraver.

Symbolism.

Karen Kunc lives and works in Avoca, in Nebraska. In 1995, she was among the American artists invited to exhibit in Paris at the Salon de la Jeune Gravure Contemporaine. Her prints (landscapes, curious structures, vegetable forms) symbolise, she has said, the constant, 'lively' struggle of persistence and vulnerability....