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Finnish, 20th century, male.

Born 3 February 1898, in Kuortane; died 11 May 1976, in Helsinki.

Architect, designer, painter, draughtsman, watercolourist. Figures, landscapes, landscapes with figures, urban landscapes, still-lifes. Models (furniture/glass).

Alvar Aalto was adamant that his experience as a painter was an indispensable adjunct to his profession as an architect, noting repeatedly that modern architecture had its roots in painting. As an architecture student, he took private lessons with the Finnish painter Eero Järnefelt. He moved in artistic circles and was frequently to be found in the company of the sculptor Wäinö Altonen and the painters Henry Ericsson and Eemu Myntti. For a period, he also worked as an art critic....

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 17 September 1881, in Mulhouse.

Painter, engraver (etching), illustrator. Landscapes, architectural views.

Achener had a full training, first at the École des Beaux-Arts in Strasbourg, then in Munich in the studios of the engraver Peter Halm and the painter Ludwig von Loefftz. He was also a pupil of Jean-Paul Laurens in Paris....

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Colombian, 20th century, male.

Active and naturalised in the USA.

Born 18 March 1929.

Painter, draughtsman.

Acunha studied architecture and then fine art at the Cranbrook Academy. In parallel with painting, he pursued a teaching career, principally at the University of Delaware in Newark. He showed his works in solo exhibitions: in ...

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 12 October 1854, in Edinburgh; died 1929, in North Berwick.

Painter (including gouache). Interiors with figures, landscapes, urban landscapes, gardens, urban views, architectural views, interiors, portraits.

Having studied at the Royal Scottish Academy under George Paul Chalmers and MacTaggart, Patrick Adam went on to exhibit at the Royal Scottish Academy at the age of 18 and at the London Royal Academy ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 20 February 1902, in San Francisco, California; died 23 April 1984, in Carmel, California.

Photographer. Landscapes, still-lifes, architectural studies, portraits.

Sierra Club, Group f/64.

Ansel Adams began taking pictures in 1916 on his family’s first trip to Yosemite Valley and returned for the next two summers, working during the rest of the year for a photofinisher, where he learned the basics of the medium. Adams joined the Sierra Club in ...

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in England between 1873 and 1902.

Architect, painter.

Cole Adams handled mainly architectural subjects and exhibited six works at the London Royal Academy in about 1880.

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 15 November 1948, in Des Moines (Iowa).

Environmental artist, video artist, installation artist.

Dennis Adams lives and works in New York and Berlin. Adams' work focuses on the relationship between architecture and images taken from political literature. He creates architectural environments that act as frameworks for text, photographs and other images. These environments, which are either temporary or permanent, are public places. The series of ...

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British, 20th century, female.

Born 1924, in Stoke-on-Trent.

Painter.

Having studied architecture in England, Elisabeth Adams travelled to Paris, where she joined the École des Beaux-Arts in 1946, before going on to study under Édouard MacAvoy at the Académie de la Grande-Chaumière, becoming student in charge of the studio before going on to work at Fernand Léger's atelier. In ...

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British, 20th century, female.

Born 1904, in London; died 1995.

Painter, illustrator. Portraits, scenes with figures. Murals, posters.

Mary Adshead was the only daughter of Stanley Adshead, an artist, architect and professor of town planning. She studied under Henry Tonks at the Slade School of Art in London ...

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Portuguese, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 4 December 1920, in Chaves.

Painter.

Op Art.

After completing his architecture degree, Nadir Afonso was given the opportunity to work in France with Le Corbusier, and later in Brazil with Oscar Niemeyer. Returning again to France in ...

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Danish, 20th century, male.

Born 1895, in Holstebro; died 1973.

Painter. Figure compositions.

After studying architecture, Knud Agger taught himself to paint. He travelled through northern Europe as far south as France. He won the Edvard Munch prize in 1938. He painted many murals, such as those in the banqueting hall of Struer College in ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 20 January 1951, in Paris.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, illustrator.

Agid began his studies in 1970-1971 by taking one course of teaching and research on the environment. He studied architecture between 1971 and 1976, before registering in fine arts at the Université de Paris VIII....

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in China and the United States.

Born 18 May 1957, in Beijing, China.

Artist, architect, designer, curator, publisher, activist.

After spending most of his childhood in the provinces of China, Ai Weiwei moved to Beijing in the mid-1970s to attend the city’s film academy. While there, he co-founded the first of the loose collectives of pro-democracy artists to emerge in the city, known as the Stars Group (...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 5 June 1928, in Paris; died 24 March 2005.

Painter. Landscapes, animals.

Nouvelle Figuration, Figuration Narrative.

Groupe Coopérative des Malassis.

The son of the architect Emile Aillaud, Gilles Aillaud began painting at the age of 12, and dropped his studies in philosophy in ...

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Swedish, 20th century, male.

Active in England.

Born 25 April 1886, in Sundsvall; died 1958.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver (etching). Portraits.

Before opting for painting, Alexander Akerbladh had begun to study architecture. He studied art in London, subsequently settling in Scotland. He exhibited from 1930, mainly in London at the Royal Portrait Society and the Royal Academy, but also at the National Portrait Society in Liverpool....

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Dutch, 20th century, male.

Born 29 February 1920, in Enschede.

Painter.

Between 1953 and 1961 Ben Akkerman painted landscapes, emphasising the problems of structure, matter and forms. Earth and sky, architectural constructions and roads were reduced to geometric elements. Although very different, his recent works, which since ...

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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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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 30 May 1855, in Bordeaux; died 12 November 1933, in Caudéran (Bordeaux).

Painter, illustrator. Architectural views.

Daniel Alaux was the grandson of Jean-Paul Alaux, otherwise known as Gentil. He studied under Pierre Victor Galland, and later Léon Bonnat at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 12 March 1876, in Bordeaux; died 15 October 1955, in Bordeaux.

Watercolourist, architect, writer. Landscapes.

Jean-Paul Alaux was the great grandson of the painter of the same name, known as Gentil, the nephew of Guillaume Alaux, also a painter, and the brother of François Alaux. He was involved in the founding of the Écoles d'Art Américaine in Fontainebleau in ...

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Spanish, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1950, in Antequera.

Painter. Figures, landscapes, urban landscapes, interiors.

Alfonso Albacete studied architecture and art in Valencia and Madrid until 1977. He made a trip to Greece in 1983, which had an important effect on the use of light in his work. His first solo exhibition was in ...