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Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1862, in Huesca; died 1928.

Painter, sculptor, decorative artist. Religious subjects.

Coronas, a coadjutor of the Jesuits, lived and worked in numerous towns in Spain, where he covered the walls of religious buildings with his compositions.

Arnáiz, José Manuel...


French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 18 May 1853, in Pusey; died 25 November 1923, in Paris.

Painter. Historical subjects, scenes with figures, portraits, figures, local figures, landscapes, sporting subjects. Church decoration, theatre decoration.

Gustave Claude Étienne Courtois was a pupil of Gérôme at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He designed large decorations for churches, for the town hall in Neuilly-sur-Seine and for the foyer of the Odéon theatre in Paris, where he depicted the famous figures of ...


Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 14 January 1920, in Opwijk (Flemish Brabant).

Painter. Figure compositions, religious subjects, local scenes (fairs), scenes with figures. Wall decorations.

Luc Peter Crombé was a pupil at the Institut St-Luc in Ghent and at the college in Antwerp, and studied history of art in Paris. He was a professor at Oostakker ...


Belgian, 20th century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 5 February 1910, in Brussels; died 1 May 1985.

Painter, draughtsman, decorative designer, sculptor. Religious subjects, figures, urban landscapes, still-lifes.

Raymond Dauphin studied law and painted at the same time. In 1936 he decided to devote himself exclusively to painting. In ...


Belgian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 October 1865, in Brussels; died 1959.

Painter, decorative designer, sculptor, architect. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, seascapes.

Dierickx was a pupil of Jean Portaels and Joseph Stallaert. In 1887 he won the Godecharle Prize, which enabled him to travel in Italy. He regularly participated in the activities of the ...


Belgian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 23 March 1862, in Liège; died 18 July 1921, in Brussels.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, lithographer, decorative designer. Historical subjects, religious subjects, figures, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes with figures, landscapes, flowers. Ornaments.


Auguste Donnay was the son of the sculptor Lambert Donnay and the grandson of a decorative artisan and sculptor. His mother died in childbirth. At a very young age he attended evening classes at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Liège and taught himself watercolour painting. He began his career as a decorative painter of flowers, ceiling decorations and ballrooms, and also painted portraits of his friends. At the age of 25 he was awarded a travel bursary, which allowed him to spend five months in Paris, where he got to know the Nabis. However, he was particularly attracted to Egyptian statuary, Japanese art and the Italian primitives, before he discovered the work of Puvis de Chavannes. In 1894 he participated in the first Salon de la Libre Esthétique, and in 1896 he took part in the Salon de l'Art Indépendant in Paris. In 1901 he was appointed to teach at the Académie de Liège and gave lessons in ornamental composition. He left Liège in 1905 and went to live in Méry-sur-Ourthe....


Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 31 March 1897, in Chératte-lez-Liège; died 2 August 1992, in Herstal.

Painter, engraver (etching), decorative designer. Historical subjects, religious subjects, figures, portraits, local scenes, landscapes, industrial landscapes.

Jean Donnay was the pupil of Auguste Donnay, and was probably also his son. He was also taught by François Maréchal and Adrien de Witte at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Liège. He became a teacher there in ...


Dutch, 20th century, male.

Born in Helmond (Brabant).

Painter, sculptor, decorative artist. Religious subjects, figure compositions.

At the salon of the national society of fine arts in 1936, Faïs van Dyck exhibited many works, including a decorative panel entitled And... Solomon in All His Glory Was Not Clothed Like One of These...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 10 April 1900, in Châteauroux; died 13 May 1989, in St-Aubin-Châteauneuf.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, designer, poster artist, sculptor. Religious subjects, military subjects, battles, figures, nudes, figure compositions. Wall decorations.

Robert Falcucci trained in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts and the École des Arts Décoratifs, and he was also taught by Cécile and Émmanuel Cavaille-Coll. In ...


Spanish, 20th century, male.

Born 1894, in Cordova; died 1978, in Madrid.

Painter. Religious subjects. Murals, decorative schemes.

Horacio Ferrer Morgado studied at the school of fine arts in Madrid and later spent time in Paris. He exhibited in Madrid and also at the Salon des Indépendants in ...


Danish, 20th century, male.

Active from 1917 active in France.

Born 30 August 1891, on Christianso.

Goldsmith. Furniture, religious furnishings, designs (in gold and silver).

Fjerdingstad went to fight for France in 1914, but he was seriously wounded in May 1915, and discharged. As a goldsmith, he set up his workshop in the Paris area at the end of World War I, and made his mark on jewellery and secular as well as sacred art. He was an adviser to the Maison Christofle, and a member, in Paris, of the Salon d'Automne. He took part in the Exposition des Arts Décoratifs of ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 1 October 1913, in Paris; died 10 September 1998.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, engraver, designer. Figure compositions, figures, harbour views, still-lifes, flowers. Designs for mosaics, stage sets, church decoration, wall decorations.

Nouvelle Figuration.

André Fougeron came from a family of peasant labourers originally from the Creuse area. In his biography he describes his working life: after completing his basic education he began working as an apprentice draughtsman and then as a metalworker at one of the Renault plants before being made unemployed; he also married and had three children. As an artist he was largely self taught and attended evening classes. In ...


French, 20th century, female.

Born 1904, in Granville; died 1986.

Painter, lithographer. Religious subjects. Wall decorations, church decoration.

Simone Froment studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Angers and in Paris. She studied under Maurice Denis and Georges Desvallière, probably at their Atelier d'Art Sacré (sacred art studio) and was awarded the Blumenthal prize in ...


Japanese, 20th century, male.

Active in Paris from 1913, naturalised in 1955.

Born 27 November 1886, in Edogama, near Tokyo, baptised in 1959; died 29 January 1968, in Zurich.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman (including ink/wash), fresco artist, print artist (including lithography/etching/aquatint), illustrator, decorative artist...


French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Marcilly-sur-Eure from 1984.

Born 10 March 1946, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), installation artist, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Mythological subjects, religious subjects, figure compositions, genre scenes, portraits, nudes, landscapes, still-lifes. Wall decorations, stage sets.

Nouvelle Figuration.

Gérard Garouste was mostly self-taught. He went to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris for a brief period in ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 8 December 1881, in Paris; died 24 June 1953, in Avignon.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, engraver (including etching), draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes, urban landscapes, still-lifes. Wall decorations.

Groupe de Puteaux, Section d'Or, Abstraction-Création.

Albert Gleizes was apprenticed to his father, an industrial draughtsman, designing fabics. He left for the USA in 1915, returning to France in 1919 after a short stay in Spain and Portugal. In 1927 he created the religious, craft and artistic communities of Moly-Sabata in Sablons (Isère), the principles of which he explained in 1932 in ...


Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active from 1871, later naturalised in France.

Born 25 May 1841, in Paris, to Swiss parents; died 23 October 1917, in Sceaux (Hauts-de-Seine), France.

Painter, watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman, illustrator, poster artist, decorative designer. Religious subjects, urban landscapes. Designs for stained glass, designs (fabric/ceramics), furniture...


German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 25 February 1875, in Neckarsteinach.

Painter, fresco artist, decorative designer. Religious subjects, scenes with figures.

August Groh studied at the Kunstgewerbe Schule and the Kunstakademie in Karlsruhe. He travelled in Italy, France, Belgium and Holland.

Among his known works are: a fresco at the officers' casino, the façade of Prym Villa, a ...


Mexican, 20th century, male.

Born 1910, in Tonala (Jalisco); died 1973.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist. Religious subjects, figures, portraits. Wall decorations.

After the revolutionary period from 1923 to 1930, many art schools were opened in Mexico. Initially a traditionalist, Jesús Guerrero-Galvan changed technique after teaching children at one of these schools to paint. Originally an easel painter, he executed his first mural painting in ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 8 April 1880, in Anzin; died 20 September 1947, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman (charcoal), engraver, lithographer, illustrator, designer. Historical subjects, military subjects, religious subjects, sporting subjects, figures, portraits, historical portraits, scenes with figures, local scenes, genre scenes, street scenes, interiors with figures, church interiors, landscapes, waterscapes, seascapes, gardens, panoramas...