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Swiss, 20th century, male.

Born 22 March 1879, in Geneva; died 8 November 1945, in Lausanne.

Painter (including gouache), pastellist, illustrator, decorative artist, art restorer. Scenes with figures, figures, portraits, waterscapes. Frescoes, designs for stained glass, designs for mosaics, church decoration, stage sets.

Alexandre Cingria was descended from a famous Levantine family and the brother of the writer Charles-Albert Cingria. He studied at the university and art schools in Geneva, the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the academies in Munich and on several occasions in Florence. He started painting in ...

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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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French, 20th century, female.

Born 1905, in Ruelle.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator. Religious subjects. Wall decorations, designs for stained glass.

Yvonne Soutra was a pupil of Maurice Denis and Georges Desvallières at the Atelier d'Art Sacré (Studio of Sacred Art), founded in 1919.

She produced murals in France, Angola and in Mörschwill and Freiburg in Switzerland. She created sculptures for the Foch Hospital in Suresnes, the Paul-Brousse Hospital in Villejuif, Dijon Hospital and in Balzers, Liechtenstein. She also designed the 16 stained glass windows of Fukuoka Cathedral in Japan, which were produced in ...