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French, 20th century, male.

Born in Bordeaux.

Painter. Landscapes.

Chateau studied under French Victorian Neo-Classicist painter Paul Quinsac, Henri-Marcel Magne and William Didier-Pouget. From 1929, he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris. Primarily, he painted landscapes of the Bassin d'Arcachon in the Gironde, South-West France....

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1895 or 1898, in Turin; died 1935.

Painter. Figure compositions, nudes.

Gigi Chessa is a representative of a kind of synthetic Neo-Classicism, common to some artists of the generation born around 1900.

Florence (Gal. d'Arte Moderna): Figure

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 14 August 1902, in Nancy.

Painter. Figure compositions, landscapes.

Marcel Derulle painted compositions in a neo-classical style as well as circus scenes and landscapes of Montmartre and the Sarthe region. He exhibited in Paris from 1924 at the Salon des Artistes Indépendants, of which he was a member. From ...

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Martin Postle

A representative work of art presented to and retained by the Royal Academy of Arts (see London, §VI) by each Academician on his or her election. Clause 3 of the Academy’s Instrument of Foundation, signed by George III in December 1768, specified that each newly elected Academician ‘shall not receive his letter of Admission, till he hath deposited in the Royal Academy, to remain there, a Picture, Bas-relief, or other specimen of his abilities, approved of by the then sitting Council of the Academy’. The practice of submitting a Diploma work, or Diploma piece, went back at least to the Accademia di S Luca, Rome, founded in ...

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Tapati Guha-Thakurta

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Sandra Sider

Folk art, or vernacular art (specific to a group or place), developed in Colonial America out of necessity when individual households produced most of the utilitarian objects required for daily life. Using traditional tools and techniques, many of these makers created pieces in which aesthetics came to play a substantial role, through form, ornamentation, or both. In some groups, notably the ...

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Patrick Conner, David Tatham and Tapati Guha-Thakurta

English family of artists. Daniel Havell (d ?1826) was an engraver and publisher of topographical and architectural works distinguished by a delicacy of line. He worked in London and was for a time in partnership with Robert Havell I (1769–1832), a painter, engraver and publisher. According to their descendants, Robert was undeniably Daniel’s son, though there is evidence to suggest that he may have been his uncle. The family firm engraved work by ...

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Enrique Arias Anglés

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Lisbet Balslev Jørgensen

Danish architect, painter and teacher. After technical school and apprenticeship to a bricklayer, he attended the School of Architecture of the Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi in Copenhagen in 1873. He was taught by Hans Jørgen Holm, an advocate of a national style based on the free use of historically associative elements, and Ferdinand ...

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Oscar E. Vázquez, Enrique Arias Anglés, M. Dolores Jiménez-Blanco and Jesús Gutiérrez Burón

Spanish family of artists, teachers, critics and museum directors. Its members included some of the most important artists in 19th-century Spain. (1) José de Madrazo y Agudo was a Neo-classical painter who had trained under David in Paris and also in Rome. He remained faithful to the tenets of Neo-classicism in subject-matter and style and became director of both the Real Academia de S Fernando and the Museo del Prado in Madrid. Two of his sons, (2) ...

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Emily Braun

Italian painter. Mafai was the central figure of a group of artists called the Scuola Romana. His preference for lyrical, intimate subject-matter contrasted with the monumental neo-classicism of the Novecento Italiano. From 1922 until 1925 he attended the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome. There he met his future wife, the artist ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 19 July 1896, in Porto San Elpidio.

Painter.

Dante Montanari was a self-taught artist who began painting after the end of World War I. Identified by Italian art historians and critics as Neo-Classicist, his work combines a pristine simplicity with an economy of geometric form; a typical example is ...

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John Wilton-Ely

Term coined in the 1880s to denote the last stage of the classical tradition in architecture, sculpture, painting and the decorative arts. Neo-classicism was the successor to Rococo in the second half of the 18th century and was itself superseded by various historicist styles in the first half of the 19th century. It formed an integral part of ...

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Ethan Robey

Form of painted spectacle popular in the 19th century. Panoramas and the panoramic mode of representation pervaded the visual culture of 19th-century America. Invented by the Irish artist Robert Barker (1739–1806) in the 1790s, circular panoramas, 360 painted views, were typically displayed in purpose-built rotundas. Fee-paying visitors ascended to the main room where the painting, illuminated by skylights, lined the walls. The top and bottom edges of the painted canvas were often obscured to afford visitors as few visual cues as possible to its artificiality....

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M. Dolores Jiménez-Blanco

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Jesús Gutiérrez Burón

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David Tatham

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James Cordova and Claire Farago

Term that refers to handmade paintings and sculptures of Christian holy figures, crafted by artists from the Hispanic and Lusophone Americas. The term first came into widespread use in early 20th-century New Mexico among English-speaking art collectors to convey a sense of cultural authenticity. Throughout the Americas, the term ...

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József Sisa

Hungarian architect, painter and interior designer of German descent. He studied in Karlsruhe and Vienna, and in 1868 he went to Budapest where he worked first in the offices of Antal Szkalnitzky and Miklós Ybl. His designs included the sepulchral monument (1871–2) of ...