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Austrian, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1 July 1886, in Neutitschein, Moravia; died 1950, in Nötsch (Carinthia).

Painter, decorative designer. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, figures, nudes. Murals, designs for tapestries.

Symbolism.

Neukunstgruppe.

Anton Kölig studied at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts from 1904 to 1906 and at the Kunstakademie from 1906 to 1912. His participation in one of the group exhibitions of modern Austrian art, ...

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Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 30 April 1868, in Einsiedeln (Zug); died 1947.

Painter, draughtsman, fresco artist, decorative designer, illustrator. Religious subjects.

Johann Fritz Kunz worked first with his father, then went to the school of applied arts in Zurich and the art academy in Munich. He travelled to Italy before settling in Munich. In ...

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Canadian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 8 October 1864, in St-Hilaire-sur-Richelieu (Quebec); died June 1955, in St-Hyacinthe (Quebec).

Painter, decorative designer. Religious subjects, portraits, still-lifes.

Ozias Leduc was the son of a carpenter. A mostly self-taught painter, he also studied for a time under Alphone Réau in Richelieu (Quebec). As an art teacher himself, later in his career, his pupils included the Canadian painter Paul-Emile Borduas. Leduc travelled to Paris in ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA.

Born 29 October 1879, in Bologna; died 1962.

Painter, sculptor (including bronze). Religious subjects. Church decoration, theatre decoration.

Leo Lentelli painted religious pictures, and also friezes in a number of American theatres. One of his sculptures decorates the façade of the Steinway Building, New York....

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Spanish, 20th century, male.

Born 1899, in Barcelona.

Painter, decorative designer.

Mainar Pons worked with Santiago Marco, the decorator. In 1951, his works were included in the Exhibition of Religious Art.

Arnáiz, José Manuel/López Jiménez, Javier/Merchán Díaz, Manuel (ed.): ‘Cien años de pintura en Espana y Portugal (1830-1930)’ in vol. V, Antiqvaria, Madrid, 1991....

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 9 December 1932, in Bordeaux; died 10 October 1997, in Gradignan.

Painter, enameller, mosaicist. Religious subjects. Designs for stained glass.

Mirande studied literature and travelled widely before devoting himself to enamelling on copper in 1954, after initial training in Limoges. In ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Potter, enameller. Religious subjects, figures.

Louis Muller worked in Nancy. He began by working in glass and in pottery, using enamel and glaze. He also created figures, notably The Evangelists.

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Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 18 November 1840, in Valencia, in 1841 according to some sources, in 1843 according to others; died 12 October 1924, in Málaga, in 1927 according to some sources.

Painter, illustrator. Historical subjects, figure compositions, figures, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes with figures, landscapes, still-lifes...

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Swedish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 2 July 1855, in Jönköping; died 1935.

Painter, pastellist, illustrator. Allegorical subjects, figures, nudes, interiors with figures, landscapes, landscapes with figures, mountainscapes, ruins. Wall decorations, church decoration.

Grez-sur-Loing School (Colony).

From 1871 to 1875 Georg Vilhelm Pauli attended the art academy in Stockholm, and between ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 17 January 1869, in Paris; died April 1934, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, figures, genre scenes, landscapes. Wall decorations, frescoes, designs for tapestries, stage costumes and sets.

René Piot did wall decorations and theatre design had a certain vogue in the first years of the 20th century. After being part of the Nabis Group at the Académie Julian, he joined Gustave Moreau's studio in 1890, where he met Matisse and Braque. He was an Officer of the Légion d'Honneur....

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Spanish, 20th century, male.

Born 1880, in Lagrán (Cantabria); died 1949, in La Coruña.

Painter, pastellist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, decorative designer. Figure compositions, religious subjects, figures, nudes, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes with figures.

Maximo Ramos-López originally studied navigation, then changed track and started teaching drawing in his home village. He left Spain for a while to visit Cuba, Mexico and the USA working as a stage designer and set painter. He returned to his home country for good in ...

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Canadian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1860; died 1946.

Painter, decorative designer. Religious subjects, landscapes.

Toussaint Xénophon Renaud was a pupil at the school of Father Chobert, and then at the school of the master designer Napoléon Bourassa. He executed designs and paintings for 122 churches, 26 chapels and several presbyteries in Canada. In his leisure time he produced landscapes....

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 18 July 1869, in Bremen; died 26 December 1910, in Bremen.

Painter. Portraits. Church decoration, theatre decoration.

Albert Ritterhoff studied at the Munich college of the applied arts and went on to provide decorative compositions for the theatre in Bremen and for the church of St James in Brunswick....

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1 August 1918, in Evron (Mayenne); died 12 July 1995.

Painter (including gouache). Religious subjects, figures. Wall decorations, designs for tapestries, mosaics and stained glass.

Maurice Rocher was a student at the École des Arts Appliqués in Le Mans from 1934 to 1936. On a trip to Belgium in 1936 he encountered the Belgian Expressionists. From 1936 to 1939 he trained in Paris at the Maurice Denis Atelier d'Art Sacré (Religious Art Studio) and with Georges Desvallières. He was a religious man and regularly visited the abbey of Solesmes. After a residency at the Fondation de Lourmarin, he was granted a residency at the Casa Velázquez in Madrid, and went there in 1949 and 1950....

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 6 May 1844, in Dresden; died 14 January 1918, in Dresden.

Painter. Genre scenes, portraits. Wall decorations, church decoration.

Moritz Rödig painted a series of decorative murals for the town hall in Bautzen, a 12 Disciples for the church in Storcha, portraits of four presidents of the Dresden artists' association, and a portrait of ...

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Spanish, 20th century, male.

Born 9 April 1893, in Elche (Alicante); died 5 June 1968, in Santa Pola (Alicante).

Painter, draughtsman, decorative designer. Religious subjects, nudes, genre scenes, landscapes, landscapes with figures. Murals, designs for tapestries.

Son of the painter Francisco Rodríguez Clement, Sánchez-Clement studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Madrid before moving first to Seville and subsequently to Elche. From ...

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Switzerland from 1870, naturalised in 1888, also active in France from 1884.

Born 21 July 1866, in Altona; died 1926, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, designer. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, genre scenes, nudes, portraits, landscapes...

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Spanish, 20th century, male.

Active also active in France from 1900.

Born 21 December 1874 or 24 December 1876, in Barcelona; died November or December 1945, in Barcelona.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, decorative artist. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, nudes, genre scenes. Murals.

José María Sert y Badia started his career in the studio of his father, who was a designer of cartoons for tapestries and fabrics. After a stay in Italy, where he studied the art of fresco painting, he settled and worked for a long period of time in Paris. Here he lived the life of the society painter, frequently mixing in literary circles as well as his own. José María Sert y Badia received several commissions for murals which enabled him to explore colour and eventually evolved towards a more subdued palette. He stopped painting with an easel and executed large murals rather devoid of style in churches, private houses and palaces in Europe and in the USA. Works include: the Waldorf Astoria (...

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 28 March 1874, in Cologne.

Painter. Religious subjects. Theatre decoration, church decoration.

Robert Seuffert was a pupil of Karl F. Gebhardt and Peter J.T. Janssen; he painted altarpieces and theatre sets.

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Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 15 March 1872, in Cartagena (Murcia); died 15 April 1956, in Cartagena.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, decorative artist. Religious subjects, genre scenes, portraits, urban landscapes, landscapes with figures, seascapes, still-lifes. Murals.

Alfonso Siles Badia was a pupil at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Madrid and studied with the painter José Lozano. From ...