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Russian, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 18 February 1912, in Baku.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, engraver, decorative designer. Religious subjects, figures, nudes, scenes with figures, landscapes, seascapes, architectural views, still-lifes, animals. Designs for tapestries, designs for mosaics, murals, church decoration.

A self-taught artist of Armenian origin, George Akopian went to France in ...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1600, in Bologna; died after 1678.

Painter, decorative designer, fresco artist, engraver. Religious subjects, architectural views, perspectives, landscapes. Church decoration.

Studied initially under Bernardino Baldi, then Calvaert, following whose death in 1619 Ambrogi spent years studying with Francesco Brizio (from whom he takes his sobriquet Menichino del Brizio). Ambrogi quickly made a reputation for himself as a painter of frescoes and oils, not least in his depiction of landscape, architecture and perspective. The Uffizi in Florence houses two of his religious landscapes; his ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1614 according to his death certificate, in Paris, in 1617 according to some sources; died 21 June 1689, in the Hôtel de Ville in Lyons.

Painter, draughtsman (including red chalk), engraver, architect, decorative designer. Historical subjects, mythological subjects, religious subjects, portraits, landscapes...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born May 1743, in Auxerre; died 17 March 1804, in Stockholm.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman (including ink/wash), engraver (etching), caricaturist, decorative artist, architect. Religious subjects, historical subjects, military subjects, church interiors, architectural interiors, landscapes with figures, landscapes, urban views, harbour scenes, architectural views, costume studies...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1606, in Bologna; died 1680, in Rome.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, decorative designer, architect. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, landscapes, landscapes with figures. Murals.

Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi was related to the Carracci family, and received an artistic training at the school of these masters that was as advanced and extensive as this outstanding era could provide. He was later 'prince' of the Accademia di S Luca twice. He was highly respected as a portraitist, was an expert in the art of engraving, and was highly accomplished in the area of decoration, architecture, and in the use of perspective. He was particularly skilful in the practice of ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 15 January 1481, in Ancaiano, near Siena; died 6 January 1536, in Rome.

Painter (including fresco), decorative artist, engraver, draughtsman, architect. Religious subjects.

Nothing is known of Baldassare Peruzzi’s early training, but his prolific career as an architect, painter and draughtsman began in Siena. He is first recorded as painter of the frescoes in the chapel of S Giovanni in Siena Cathedral (...

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 13 August 1778, in Munich; died 2 April 1815, in Munich.

Painter, engraver (burin), architect. Architectural views, landscapes, ruins. Church decoration, theatre decoration.

Angelo Quaglio was the elder son and student of Giuseppe Quaglio and brother of Domenico Quaglio the younger. He painted pictures for Cologne Cathedral and decorations for the theatre at the court in Munich. He engraved landscapes and views of Italian ruins....

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Dutch, 16th century, male.

Born 1526, in Leeuwarden; died between 1606 and 1609, in Antwerp.

Painter, architect, draughtsman, engraver, designer of ornamental architectural features, decorative artist, art restorer. Religious subjects, landscapes, architectural views, interiors, church interiors, gardens, decorative motifs (grotesques), models (buildings).

Prague School.

Hans Vredeman de Vries was a pupil of Cornelis Floris (Cornelis Cornelis de Vriendt) and studied painting in Amsterdam. He was a great traveller and went to Mechelen, to Antwerp in 1549 and again in 1562 and from 1575 to 1585 and then to Leipzig. In 1586, he went to Frankfurt and then Brunswick, where he was based until 1596. In 1591 he was in Hamburg. Between 1592 and 1595 he worked in Danzig (now Gdansk) where he designed the fortifications and some ornamental motifs and also decorated the town hall and a number of churches. Next he went to Prague (1596-1598), to the court of Rudolph II, and to Amsterdam and The Hague. He had two sons, Salomon and Paul, who worked with him....