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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born 31 December 1630, in The Hague; died 1697, in The Hague.

Painter, draughtsman, decorative artist. Religious subjects, historical subjects, mythological subjects, allegorical subjects.

Willem Doudyns was a pupil of Alexandre Petit. He spent 12 years in Italy, during which time he took the surname ...

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German, 17th century, male.

Stonemason, sculptor, painter, decorative designer. Religious subjects.

Dub was active in Cleves. He was made a burgher of Lucerne (Switzerland) on 7 March 1613 and member of the Brotherhood of St Luke. He worked on the choir of the main church and executed a tablet with a crucifix on the altar of St Henry which was destroyed by fire in ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 16 May 1853, in Paris; died 23 May 1909, at sea.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, draughtsman, decorative artist. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, figures, portraits, genre scenes.

Édouard Marie-Guillaume Dubufe was a son and pupil of Édouard-Louis Dubufe, and also worked with Mazerolle. He gained a third-class medal in the1877 Paris Salon and a second-class one in ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1733, in Paris; died 3 September 1796, in Versailles.

Painter, draughtsman (including red chalk), decorative designer. Historical subjects, religious subjects, mythological subjects, allegorical subjects, genre scenes, portraits, figures. Theatre decoration.

Louis Durameau studied at the École des Élèves Protégés under Jean-Baptiste Pierre and Carle Vanloo. In ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 25 December 1818, in St-Malo; died 26 May 1867, in Paris.

Painter. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, genre scenes. Murals, church decoration, theatre decoration.

Louis Duveau studied under Léon Cogniet at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1840, and in ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Baptised 15 January 1727 in Saint-Malo; died 16 January 1799, in Geneva.

Enameller.

Jean Baptiste Espine de la Frenière took refuge in Geneva for religious reasons and became a citizen in 1766.

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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...

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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 ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1734; died 1800.

Painter, decorative artist. Church decoration, frescoes.

Petronio Fancelli studied under Mauro Tesi and was a member of the academy in Bologna, where he worked. He is credited with paintings in the Palazzo Bianchi and Palazzo Scarselli, and in the churches of S Isaia, S Marino and S Antonio. He also provided decorative frescoes for the Villa Bentivoglio in Pontecchio....

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1530, in Vicenza; died 1572, in Vicenza.

Painter, fresco artist. Historical subjects, religious subjects, portraits. Murals, theatre decoration.

After studying with Battista Zelotti, Giovanni Antonio Fasolo was attracted by the reputation of Paolo Veronese and entered his studio. He gained success as a historical painter. His paintings ...

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German, 18th century, male.

Active in Schömberg (Württemberg).

Born 26 May 1711; died 17 May 1780.

Sculptor. Religious furnishings (altars).

Faulhaber installed and decorated the altars, stalls and pulpit at the church in Schörzingen and the altars of the church at Palmbühl, near Schömberg. The archives of the presbytery in Schömberg have some altar drawings by him....

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1634, in Castello della Fratta, near Rovigo; died 1708, in Ferrara.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, landscapes, architectural views. Theatre decoration.

Initially a figure painter, Francesco Ferrari went on to study decoration under Gabriel Rossi. Ferrari decorated theatres in Vienna and San Lorenzo and worked for the Marquis degli Obizzi. He also painted several pictures for various churches in Bologna and Ferrara....

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 8 September 1833, in Milan; died 11 May 1907, in Milan.

Painter, watercolourist. Landscapes, architectural views, church interiors. Stage sets, theatre decoration.

In 1867 Carlo Ferrario decorated La Scala in Milan, and also designed stage sets there, particularly for the works of Verdi. From ...

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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 ...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1829, in Bologna; died 1895, in Pesaro (Marche).

Painter, fresco artist, decorative designer. Landscapes, still-lifes (flowers/fruit). Frescoes, stage sets, church decoration, murals.

Augusto Ferri was the son of Domenico Ferri. After a trip to Paris with his father, he was taken on as a painter at the Teatro Regio in Turin. He spent time in Madrid too, designing sets for numerous operas. He also painted decorative frescoes in many churches, palaces and cafes in Madrid, Barcelona and Valladolid. Ferri is known in Turin for his decorative works in the palace of the Duke of Aosta....

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1634, in Rome; died 1689, in Rome.

Painter, fresco artist, sculptor, decorative artist, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects.

Ciro Ferri was Pietro da Cortona's outstanding pupil. He frequently worked alongside da Cortona and was retained on a regular basis by Pope Alexander VII and Prince Borghese. Grand Duke Cosimo III invited him to the Palazzo Pitti in Florence to complete frescoes left unfinished by da Cortona. By all accounts, Ferri did an excellent job and was soon entrusted with additional decorative work, including ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 17 April 1822, in Lyons; died c. 1889.

Sculptor, draughtsman, mosaicist. Furniture, religious furnishings, objets d'art.

Fichet was a pupil of Legendre Héral at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons from 1835 to 1837. He exhibited drawings, sculptures and Vessel for Holy Oil...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1498 or 1510, in Udine; died 1580, in Venice.

Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman (including sanguine/ink), engraver (including etching/burin), decorative designer. Mythological subjects, religious subjects, historical subjects, battles, portraits, figures. Ornaments, designs (majolica), theatre decoration, murals.

Some scholars believe that Giovanni Battista Franco was born in 1498, others in 1510. If he was born in Udine, as the former maintain, it would not exclude him from Venetian citizenship, as Udine had come under Venetian domination in 1445. At a very young age, he travelled to Rome, where he conceived a boundless admiration for Michelangelo, who was then at the height of his powers. According to Vasari, there was not a subject or sketch by Michelangelo that Franco did not religiously draw; and it is said that Giovanni Battista Franco was the best draughtsman of his era....