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French, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1612, in Pithiviers (Loiret); died 11 July 1663, in Paris, buried the next day in Paris, in the church of St-Sulpice.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, decorative designer. Still-lifes, religious subjects, mythological subjects. Designs for tapestries.

Lubin Baugin was born into a well-to-do family, and received training as an artist between 1622 and 1628. On 23 May 1629, he was admitted to the guild of St-Germain-des-Prés as a master painter, at the same time as the Le Nain brothers. About 1632-1633, he went to Italy and set up in Rome, where he married a girl from that city, Brigitte Dasle. A son was born from this union at the end of 1639 or the beginning of 1640. On returning to Paris, he entered the Paris guild in 1641 as a master painter and was admitted to the Académie de St-Luc. He took on apprentices, and between 1643 and 1648 he executed some important orders, including paintings for Notre-Dame de Paris. After the death of his first wife, he remarried in 1645. From 1647 to 1649, he decorated the ...

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 7 July 1835, in Aachen; died 7 May 1906.

Painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes. Wall decorations.

Baur attended the University of Bonn and at the age of 19 went to Düsseldorf, where he studied under Carl F. Sohn and Joseph Kehren. He then visited Paris, Holland and Italy, and in ...

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British, 20th century, male.

Active in London.

Born 10 March 1903, in Braintree (Essex); died 21 November 1989, in Saffron Walden (Essex).

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, illustrator, printmaker, graphic designer. Military subjects, rustic scenes, landscapes, seascapes, harbour scenes, architectural views, church interiors. Decorative panels.

Edward Bawden studied at Cambridge School of Art ...

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Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 27 November 1851, in Geneva; died 25 October 1922.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, decorative designer. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes. Murals.

De Beaumont attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and studied under Jean-Léon Gérome before returning to Geneva, where he divided his time between decorative painting and pictures. In ...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Italy.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, decorative artist. Religious subjects.

Son of Giulio Cesare Bedeschini. He painted altarpieces for the churches of S Catarina and S Michele, and decorated the interior of the magistrate courts in Aquila in Abruzzi.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Died before 1680, in Pesaro.

Painter, decorative artist. Religious subjects.

Completed his studies under Barrocci in Urbino before travelling to Venice to study under Cimatori. He began to be active in Udine from 1620; there, he decorated a room in the villa of the Marquis Mosca. He then moved to Pesaro, where he painted numerous compositions in churches and convents....

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1842, in Florence.

Painter, decorative designer. Religious subjects, genre scenes. Frescoes, theatre decoration.

Ernesto Bellandi studied at the academy of fine arts in Florence, and exhibited on several occasions, notably in Bologna in 1888. His Ave Maris Stella was entered in the Alinari competition in Florence and subsequently awarded a gold medal at an exhibition in Turin. From around ...

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German, 16th century, male.

Died probably, in Odense, Denmark.

Sculptor (wood). Religious furnishings (altars).

Lübeck School.

Claus Berg made the altar for the Franciscan church at Odense in Denmark in about 1520. Berg was summoned to Odense by Queen Christina, and while there he married. An altar in Lübeck showing the Holy Family has been attributed to him, as well as an altar in Bregninge....

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Austrian, 18th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects. Murals, decorative schemes.

This artist worked in Vienna from around 1752 to 1783. Fuseli (Füssli) records him as a bohemian painter studying at the Vienna academy in 1750. Bergl joined the academy in 1751, presenting them with his painting ...

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French, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1668, in Paris; died 1736, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, landscapes with figures, still-lifes. Wall decorations.

Upon the death of his father, the sculptor and engraver S. Bertin, Nicolas Bertin was placed under the tutelage of Jean Jouvenet, and later completed his studies under Bon Boullogne. He displayed remarkable artistic talent from a very early age: he won an Académie 'premier prix' in 1685 and went to Italy, where he spent four years studying the great masters in Rome. When he returned to Paris, the first few paintings he produced soon consolidated his burgeoning reputation. He was accepted by the Académie in 1703, and started teaching there in 1716....

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1 August 1868, in Paris.

Painter, pastellist. Figure compositions, allegorical subjects, religious subjects, figures, genre scenes. Wall decorations.

Jules Gustave Besson studied under Alexandre Cabanel, Élie Delaunay and Gustave Moreau at the Paris École des Beaux-Arts where he won a number of awards. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français de Paris of which he was a member ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Bologna.

Died 1773.

Painter, decorative designer. Church decoration, ornaments.

Giovanni Antonio Bettini studied under Carlo Giuseppe Carpi and painted numerous pictures for churches and palaces in and around Bologna.

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 4 April 1821, in Lyons.

Painter (including gouache), art restorer, draughtsman. Mythological subjects, religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes. Wall decorations, church decoration.

A pupil at the École des Beaux-Arts, Lyons (1836-1841), Jean Baptiste Beuchot exhibited landscapes in Lyons in ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born in Bologna; died 1571.

Painter. Religious subjects, mythological subjects. Wall decorations.

Giovanni Bezzi was a pupil of Domenico Tibaldi di Pellegrini. Two paintings in the church of S Maria della Vitta, Bologna, and some murals in the Palazzo dei Bolognetti are attributed to him....

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 4 October 1604, in Florence; died 1656, in Madrid.

Painter, draughtsman, architect. Religious subjects. Wall decorations.

Baccio del Bianco studied painting under Giovanni Biliverti in Florence from 1612, then architecture under the court architect Giulio Parigi. He was retained around ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1728, in Vienna; died after 1778, in Florence.

Painter, draughtsman. Architectural views, interiors, church interiors. Wall decorations, church decoration.

Son of Giuseppe Bibiena and grandson of Ferdinando Bibiena, at the age of 20 Carlo Bibiena entered the service of Frederick, Margrave of Bayreuth and worked alongside his father on the construction of the new theatre there. At the invitation of the Elector of Bavaria, he left for Munich in ...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 18 August 1657, in Bologna; died 3 January 1743, in Bologna.

Painter, draughtsman, decorative designer, architect. Architectural views, church interiors, harbour scenes. Church decoration, stage sets.

Son of Giovanni Maria Galli, Ferdinando Bibiena studied alongside his father under Carlo Cignani and went on to work for the architect Troili (known as Paradosso) and for Mannini and Aldrovandini. His mentor Cignani recommended him to Duke Ranuccio Farnese in Parma, who appointed him first painter and architect to his court. He remained there under the Duke's successor Francesco, dividing the next 24 years of his life between Parma and Piacenza. His work includes the decoration of the Duke of Mirandola's Casino della Motta (in collaboration with his brother Francesco); two chapels in the Jesuit church in Reggio; a chapel in Parma, together with the façade and a chamber in the ducal palace; a chapel in the Palazzo Maggiore; and the Cappella Maggiore in the church of S Sepolcro. In Piacenza, he painted the oratory ceiling in the church of S Vincenzo, scenes for the convent of S Sisto, and cupolas for the Chiesa della Morte....

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 5 January 1696, in Parma; died 1756, in Berlin.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman (including ink/wash), decorative designer, architect. Architectural views, interiors. Stage sets, church decoration, theatre decoration.

Second son and pupil of Ferdinando Bibiena, Giuseppe Bibiena accompanied his father to Barcelona and on his appointment to the court of Vienna in ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 10 January 1823, in Bar-sur-Aube; died 1893, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits. Wall decorations, church decoration, decorative designs.

Victor François Éloi Biennourry entered Drolling's studio at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1839 and three years later won the Grand Prix de Rome. In the same year, ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1692, in Bologna; died 1776.

Painter, decorative designer, fresco artist, draughtsman, sculptor. Mythological subjects, religious subjects, figures, landscapes with figures. Stage sets, church decoration.

The year of Vittorio Bigari's death is questioned by some sources cited by Moser, which contend that he lived and worked in Russia until ...