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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1777, in Cremona; died 1857.

Painter, watercolourist, decorative designer, illustrator. Portraits, landscapes with figures, landscapes. Murals, church decoration, theatre decoration.

Agostino Aglio trained in Milan at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. In 1803 he went to England to collaborate with William Wilkins, the architect, on a work concerning the antiquities of ancient Greece, which was published in ...

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 13 May 1867, in Bruges, Belgium, to English parents; died 11 June 1956, in Ditchling.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, engraver, lithographer, illustrator. Religious subjects, figure compositions, figures, local scenes (carnival), rustic scenes, urban landscapes, architectural views, urban views, harbour scenes, seascapes...

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 16 October 1726, in Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland); died 7 February 1801, in Berlin.

Painter, engraver, miniaturist, enameller, illustrator. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Of Polish origin, he went to Berlin in 1743. Originally a painter of enamels, he then, after studying under Christian Bernhard Rode, gained a name for himself through the publication of the Berlin academy almanac, for which he executed a series of plates illustrating the main scenes of the ...

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 1783, in Düsseldorf; died 1867, in Berlin.

Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman (including ink/wash), illustrator, decorative designer. Historical subjects, religious subjects, figures, nudes, portraits. Church decoration, murals, decorative designs.

Nazarenes group.

He began by studying at the academy in his native Düsseldorf. According to some sources, he also studied in Munich and in Berlin. At the age of 19 he decorated the church at Reuss with frescoes. In 1811 he went to Rome, where he joined the Nazarenes, who occupied the monastery of Sant'Isodoro where they led a quasi-monastic existence, gaining inspiration for their paintings from the art of the early Italian Renaissance. It is evident that they drew on the same source of inspiration as the English Pre-Raphaelites. In 1816 the Prussian consul general in Rome commissioned the Nazarenes to decorate the Zuccaro Palace. Cornelius was involved in this, painting ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 26 August 1848, in Paris; died 7 July 1897, in Villerville, in a carriage accident.

Painter, illustrator. Religious subjects, figures, genre scenes, scenes with figures, interiors with figures, landscapes. Wall decorations, church decorations.

Édouard Joseph Dantan was the son of the sculptor Jean Danton, and trained under Pils and Lehmann at the École de Beaux-Arts in Paris between ...

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Belgian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 23 March 1862, in Liège; died 18 July 1921, in Brussels.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, lithographer, decorative designer. Historical subjects, religious subjects, figures, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes with figures, landscapes, flowers. Ornaments.

Symbolism.

Auguste Donnay was the son of the sculptor Lambert Donnay and the grandson of a decorative artisan and sculptor. His mother died in childbirth. At a very young age he attended evening classes at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Liège and taught himself watercolour painting. He began his career as a decorative painter of flowers, ceiling decorations and ballrooms, and also painted portraits of his friends. At the age of 25 he was awarded a travel bursary, which allowed him to spend five months in Paris, where he got to know the Nabis. However, he was particularly attracted to Egyptian statuary, Japanese art and the Italian primitives, before he discovered the work of Puvis de Chavannes. In 1894 he participated in the first Salon de la Libre Esthétique, and in 1896 he took part in the Salon de l'Art Indépendant in Paris. In 1901 he was appointed to teach at the Académie de Liège and gave lessons in ornamental composition. He left Liège in 1905 and went to live in Méry-sur-Ourthe....

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1808, in Turin, to an Italian mother and to a French father; died 1889, in Giaveno.

Painter, watercolourist, fresco artist, engraver, illustrator. Religious subjects, genre scenes, portraits, landscapes, still-lifes. Theatre decoration, church decoration.

Gonin illustrated Manzoni's I Promessi Sposi and Carlo Porta's ...

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Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active from 1871, later naturalised in France.

Born 25 May 1841, in Paris, to Swiss parents; died 23 October 1917, in Sceaux (Hauts-de-Seine), France.

Painter, watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman, illustrator, poster artist, decorative designer. Religious subjects, urban landscapes. Designs for stained glass, designs (fabric/ceramics), furniture...

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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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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 28 August 1780, in Pistoia; died 1854.

Painter, fresco artist, illustrator, art writer. Historical subjects, portraits. Wall decorations, church decoration.

Niccolo Monti studied and lived in Florence. In 1818, he travelled to Poland at the invitation of Paul Cieszkovski to decorate the latter's palace and church. He remained in Poland for two years, and during this time painted five frescoes for the palace and three ceilings, one of which represents the ...

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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, 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 ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 28 July 1848, in Paris; died 24 March 1907, in Paris, in 1909 according to some sources.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, engraver, decorative designer, watercolourist. History painting, religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes. Murals, designs for tapestries.

Édouard Toudouze was the younger son of Auguste Gabriel and Anaïs Toudouze. He studied under Isidore Pils, Monticelli, and his uncle, Auguste Leloir. Edouard Toudouze was a Prix de Rome laureate in 1871. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1867, then at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he was awarded a bronze medal in 1871 and a silver in 1877, as well as a silver medal at the 1889 Exposition Universelle. He was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1889 and promoted to the rank of Officer in that order in 1903....