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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 25 November 1870, in Granville; died 13 November 1943, in St-Germain-en-Laye, in a traffic accident.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, lithographer, draughtsman, illustrator, designer. Religious subjects, figure compositions, figures, nudes, portraits, rustic scenes, scenes with figures, landscapes, gardens, urban landscapes, church interiors, still-lifes...

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Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born after 1490, in Ferrara; died c. 1548, in Ferrara.

Painter, decorative artist, caricaturist. Religious subjects, landscapes.

Ferrara School.

Battista Dossi was a landscape artist and caricaturist. He was the pupil of Lorenzo Costa, and worked almost exclusively with his brother Giovanni, although they did not get on. Battista had a difficult temperament and was physically deformed, and only communicated with his brother in writing. According to Barruffaldi, they lived in Rome for six years, then in Venice for five years, where they painted from nature, and had the best teachers....

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 8 April 1880, in Anzin; died 20 September 1947, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman (charcoal), engraver, lithographer, illustrator, designer. Historical subjects, military subjects, religious subjects, sporting subjects, figures, portraits, historical portraits, scenes with figures, local scenes, genre scenes, street scenes, interiors with figures, church interiors, landscapes, waterscapes, seascapes, gardens, panoramas...

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 8 December 1815, in Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland); died 9 February 1905, in Berlin.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, draughtsman (including charcoal). Historical subjects, portraits, genre scenes, interiors with figures, church interiors, landscapes, urban landscapes, gardens, animals.

Munich School.

Adolf Menzel was first taught by his father, a lithographer, and then studied at the academy in Berlin until his father's death. He was made famous by his historical paintings, being a semi-official painter honoured by the emperor. He became a member of the Berlin academy in 1853, and was also a member of the academies of Vienna, Munich, Dresden and Brussels. In 1875, he became a member of the Senate of the Berlin academy of fine arts. He was awarded medals in 1857 in Berlin, 1879 in Munich, 1883-1888 in Vienna, 1893 in Chicago and 1894 in Antwerp....

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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 6 March 1859, in Verona; died 1937.

Painter, engraver (etching). Religious subjects, figures, genre scenes, landscapes, flowers.

A talented landscape artist, de Stefani was a skilled colourist, using strong and warm tones together with an accurate and confident line....

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 20 November 1757, in Moutier-en-Der (Haute-Marne); died 27 June 1826, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman (including ink). Church interiors, landscapes with figures, landscapes, urban landscapes, gardens, harbour scenes, architectural views.

Jean Thomas Thibault made his name essentially through his architectural drawings....

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 22 May 1848, in Wolkenburg; died 25 February 1911, in Munich.

Painter (including gouache), draughtsman (charcoal), pastellist. Religious subjects, historical subjects, figures, genre scenes, interiors with figures, rustic scenes, landscapes, gardens.

Symbolism.

Munich Secession group.

Von Uhde was one of the most original and appealing German personalities of the second half of the 19th century. He studied painting in Munich, but then signed up for ten years in the Saxon cavalry. Resigning from the army, he want to Paris and made the acquaintance of Mihály Munkácsy, who was enjoying enormous prestige after showing his ...

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Russian, 19th century, male.

Born 26 October 1842, in Luibez (Cherepovets district, Novgorod); died 13 April 1904, in Port Arthur (now Lushun, China).

Painter, designer, illustrator, writer. Historical subjects, military subjects, battles, genre scenes, portraits, figures, interiors with figures, church interiors, landscapes, townscapes, seascapes, architectural views, ruins, gardens, animals, birds, costume studies...

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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....