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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 29 August 1858, in Florence; died 31 December 1934, in Florence.

Sculptor, decorative designer. Religious subjects. Busts.

Dante Sodini was involved in the decoration of the cathedral in Florence and sculpted a large number of busts. His work was exhibited at the Expositions in Paris and he was awarded a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle of ...

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Spanish, 20th century, male.

Born 1885, in San Andreu de Palomar, near Barcelona; died 1956, in Barcelona.

Painter, enameller. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes.

Miguel Soldevilla Valls studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Barcelona. He worked in Rome from 1936 for several years, producing commissions for the Vatican. Among his most notable works are: ...

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French, 20th century, female.

Born 1905, in Ruelle.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator. Religious subjects. Wall decorations, designs for stained glass.

Yvonne Soutra was a pupil of Maurice Denis and Georges Desvallières at the Atelier d'Art Sacré (Studio of Sacred Art), founded in 1919.

She produced murals in France, Angola and in Mörschwill and Freiburg in Switzerland. She created sculptures for the Foch Hospital in Suresnes, the Paul-Brousse Hospital in Villejuif, Dijon Hospital and in Balzers, Liechtenstein. She also designed the 16 stained glass windows of Fukuoka Cathedral in Japan, which were produced in ...

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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 8 December 1873, in Trieste.

Sculptor, painter, decorative artist. Religious subjects. Monuments.

Tamburlini studied at the academies of Milan and Munich. He executed several monuments.

Genoa (Gal. d'Arte Moderna): Christ

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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 3 June 1847, in Bologna; died 16 April 1931, in Bologna.

Painter, decorative designer, lithographer. Religious subjects.

Trebbi studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna and then with Alessandro Guardassoni. He painted some frescoes in Bologna Cathedral....

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Hungarian, 20th century, female.

Born 17 October 1879, in Gyor.

Painter. Still-lifes. Religious furnishings (altars).

Agnes Valker was a student of Liezen-Mayer.

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Russian, 20th century, female.

Active from 1905 in France.

Born 12 February 1884, in Smolensk; died 14 May 1957, in Nogent-sur-Marne, France.

Painter, sculptor, designer. Religious subjects, figures, portraits. Stage sets, furniture.

Maria Vassileva began her studies in medicine in St Petersburg from 1902, but switched to the fine art academy. Having received a travel grant, she arrived in Paris in 1905. She went back there in 1907 and finally settled there. A Russian news correspondent, she was a student of Matisse at the same time. She then got to know Max Jacob, among others. It was perhaps as a result of the article on Matisse that she published in the ...

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Spanish, 20th century, male.

Born 1879, in Barcelona; died 1950, in Barcelona.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, decorative artist. Figure compositions, religious subjects, landscapes with figures. Murals, designs for stained glass.

Symbolism.

Darío Vilas Fernández was a pupil of Ramón Martí Alsina at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Barcelona, where he exhibited work in ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 19 October 1892, in Madrid; died 10 February 1946, in Tamatave, Madagascar.

Painter, poster artist, illustrator. Historical subjects, portraits, genre scenes. Wall decorations, church decoration, frescoes.

Raymond Pierre Virac was taught by Baschet, Schommer and Laparra at the Académie Julian and then by Ernest Laurent at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. He illustrated ...

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 7 June 1862, in Buddenstadt; died 1932.

Painter, engraver. Figures, genre scenes, church interiors, landscapes, seascapes. Wall decorations.

Wendling was the pupil of Eugen Ducker at the academy of fine art in Düsseldorf. He visited North America, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holland and France. He was awarded an honourable mention in Berlin in ...

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Norwegian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 7 November 1867, in Soon; died 19 March 1919, in Christiania (now Oslo).

Painter, designer. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, landscapes. Designs for tapestries and stained glass windows.

Husband of Kris Wold; studied at the Kunstakademi in Copenhagen and went on to design furniture, vases, embroidery motifs, tapestry cartoons and stained glass....