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Lebanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 1962, in Saïda.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator. Figures, portraits.

This artist is a self-taught book and magazine illustrator who divides his time between Beirut and Paris. He has exhibited drawings and paintings at one-man shows in Beirut (since ...

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British, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1963, in England.

Book artist, printmaker, graphic designer, installation artist, art director, writer, educator. Community art, environmental art.

After a Foundation course at Lanchester Polytechnic, Lanchester (1981–1982), Les Bicknell studied graphic design at the London College of Printing (...

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British, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 18 January 1934, in Wimbledon, London.

Children’s book illustrator, cartoonist, author, graphic novelist.

Raymond Briggs studied painting at Wimbledon School of Art (1949–1953) and typography at the Central School of Art. After military service, he studied painting at the Slade School, London (...

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British, 20th–21st century, male.

Born November 1939, London.

Printer, printmaker, writer, poet, graphic artist. Artists’ books.

The son of a London docker, Ken Campbell was apprenticed in 1956 to a letterpress printer in Stepney Green and studied at the London College of Printing in 1959...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 24 February 1958.

Painter (including mixed media), collage artist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, poster artist. Stage sets.

Olivier de Cayron is a self-taught painter whose work betrays the influence of Pollock, Dubuffet and, on occasion, Michaux. In 1985, he was one of the co-founders of the ...

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Russian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France since 1989.

Born 1947, in Oranienbaum, now Lomonosov.

Painter, graphic designer, poster artist, illustrator.

Chupov studied at the painting and graphics workshop of the academy of fine art in Leningrad (now St Petersburg) from 1969 to 1975...

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Margarita González Arredondo

Mexican painter, sculptor, illustrator and stage designer. He was self-taught when he took up painting in 1956 with the encouragement of Diego Rivera, but from 1956 to 1960 he studied graphic design with Gordon Jones. During those years he worked in an Abstract Expressionist manner, although he soon incorporated figurative elements and, from ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 8 April 1959, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, poster artist, graphic designer. Still-lifes. Toys, artists' books, stage sets.

Paul Cox studied literature, English and art history. While conducting research into the CoBrA Group in 1975, he met Pierre Alechinsky, who some years later taught Cox how best to work with acrylics and the rudiments of ...

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Marco Livingstone

English painter, draughtsman and illustrator. After studying in London at St Martin’s School of Art (1968–72) and at the Royal College of Art (1972–5), Crowley began painting in a playful post-Cubist idiom. In works such as So and Sew (1980...

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Tom Williams

American illustrator and cartoonist. Crumb became prominent during the 1960s as one of the key figures in the development of the Underground Comix movement, which was comprised of a number of different artists who self-published comic books that addressed distinctly personal and often controversial themes. His work is frequently associated with the counterculture of that period and is notable for his candid depictions of drug use and sex. Although he was self-trained, he spent much of the early 1960s working as a greeting card illustrator in Cleveland, and he later went to work for the former ...

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20th – 21st century, male.

Born 9 November 1959, in Auray (Morbihan), France.

Painter, fresco artist, illustrator. Scenes with figures, figures.

Germain studied graphic art from 1984 to 1986. Selected to represent the Morbihan in Lausanne in 1992, he has taken part in other group exhibitions, notably in Lamballe at the Noblat biennial (...

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Dutch, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1952, in Maastricht.

Draughtsman, illustrator.

Van Golde attended the art academy in Maastricht. He has exhibited in many Dutch towns. He draws very graphic, small scenes, complemented by a brief text.

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British, 20th century, female.

Born 1974, in Crawley, England.

Book artist, printmaker, graphic arts, public art.

Lucy Harrison received her BFA in graphic arts from the Kent Institute of Art & Design in 1997. She began producing artists’ books and multiples while studying printmaking at the Royal College (...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1953, in Clamart.

Painter. Scenes with figures, figures.

Nouvelle Figuration.

Philippe Huart was originally an illustrator and graphic designer for literary publishers and record companies. Since 1991 he has devoted himself to painting. His figurative representations are like superimposed catalogues of images in which words are integrated and have a readable and smooth appearance. They echo sources close to Pop Art or Narrative Figuration. He produces series of works: faces, animal portraits and various fragments of reality such as mouths, pills, etc. Huart has taken part in collective exhibitions such as: the Salon de la Jeune Peinture, Paris, ...

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American, 20th–21st century, female.

Born 1955, in the USA.

Active in the United Kingdom.

Printmaker, graphic artist, curator, poet, educator. Artists’ books

Susan Johanknecht studied English literature at the University of Vermont and then printmaking at the Central School of Art, London, before undertaking an apprenticeship with Claire Van Vliet at the Janus Press, Vermont. She established the Gefn Press in ...

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Japanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active also active in the USA.

Born 1953, in Shizuoka.

Graphic designer, illustrator.

Katsumi Komagata eventually settled in Tokyo, where in 1986 he opened his own publishing house, One Stroke . Earlier, from 1977 to 1983, he lived in the USA. From ...

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American, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 22 July 1955.

Graphic designer, writer, photographer, teacher. Artists’ books.

Warren Lehrer received his BA degree in fine arts from Queens College and an MFA from Yale University. Writing and bookmaking, the combination of words and images, were central to his practice throughout his career. He is best known for his books made in the 1980s, which featured experimental design and typography to express multiple narrative voices, in what he often referred to as ‘plays’ or ‘theatre’. He has said that after these early works, he became more serious about the stories he was telling, and shifted to cleaner, more legible, designs, as in the ...

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American, 20th–21st century, female.

Born 6 September 1965, in Boston.

Active in Bologna, Italy.

Painter, graphic artist, writer. Artists’ books.

Educated at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, Angela Lorenz studied art and semiotics at Brown University, Providence, graduating in 1987, but she also took courses in book arts at the Rhode Island School of Design. This was followed by a year at the University of Bologna ...

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Spanish, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1950, in Valencia.

Painter, draughtsman, sculptor, illustrator, poster artist, designer. Scenes with figures, interiors, landscapes, still-lifes, animals.

Javier Mariscal studied graphic art in Barcelona before collaborating on various newspaper cartoon strips. He lives and works in Valencia. Over the years, his production has become diversified and he works as a graphic artist, designer, stylist, logo designer, furniture designer, painter, poster artist, draughtsman and sculptor. In a light tone, he applies himself to recreating his era in brightly coloured images, with its fashion, frippery and frivolity. He frequently takes Barcelona as his theme, adopting different techniques including acrylic on paper, paint on glass and paint on fabric. He created the character Cobi, mascot for the ...

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Belgian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1948, in Etterbeek.

Painter, engraver.

The son of the illustrator Elisabeth Ivanovsky and of the poet René Meurant, Georges Meurant studied at the art academies in Brussels and in Watermael-Boitsfort and later taught engraving and lithography. He produces etchings and aquatint engravings of scenes from daily life, especially the beach, inspired by Pop Art, then turned to Abstraction, banishing all curved shapes in favour of squares and rectangles. He used bright colours and organised his compositions so as to give them rhythm and create harmony....