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Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 28 March 1868, in Solothurn; died 1961, in Oschwand (Bern).

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, lithographer, sculptor. Figure compositions, portraits, landscapes, still-lifes.

Die Brücke group. School of Pont-Aven.

Cuno Amiet began his artistic training under Frank Buchser in Feldbrunnen from 1884 to 1886. From 1886 to 1888 he trained at the academy of fine art in Munich. From 1888 to 1891 he trained under the guidance of William Bouguereau and Tony Robert-Fleury at the Académie Julian in Paris. Up to that point he had been influenced by Impressionism, which was still very much in evidence. Then in 1892, he went to Pont-Aven and made contact with O'Connor, Émile Bernard, Sérusier and Armand Seguin. They introduced him to the ideas and techniques suggested by Gauguin to those who would soon be classed as the École de Pont-Aven. They would also call themselves 'Nabis'....

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Swedish, 20th century, male.

Born 1911, in Halmstad; died 1981.

Painter, sculptor.

Neo-Constructivism.

Olle Baertling settled in Stockholm in 1928 and started painting in 1938. At the beginning of his career he was an Expressionist, but then began to paint portraits under the influence of Matisse. He subsequently studied under André Lothe and Léger in Paris in ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 7 July 1921, in Verona.

Sculptor.

Bogoni exhibited highly abstract Expressionist sculpture at the 1966 Venice Biennale .

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 1940.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator.

Peter Booth passed from Abstract-Minimal painting to a violent Expressionism in 1977, at which time he realised his first Figurative painting. His works frequently depict human misfortunes and torments, in chaotic compositions tinged with religious sentiments....

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French, 20th century, male.

Died 1994.

Painter, collage artist, draughtsman, sculptor.

Louis Calaferte was known principally as an author, but he also produced compositions painted on canvas and pen-and-ink drawings that betray an Expressionist-like vigour, not least because of their explosive use of vivid colours over a black ground. 'I tend to paint when I'm mad at something or when things get on top of me', Louis Calaferte once noted. 'To be honest, my life is a series of crises and painting is a means to get away from it all.'...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 21 February 1914, in Bonifacio, Corsica; died 1992.

Painter, sculptor, lithographer, engraver.

Carréga attended art classes in studios around Montparnasse. His work is figurative with Expressionist undertones. Initially, he drew inspiration from the sea but as time went on his work became increasingly abstract and he started employing large areas of flatly-applied colour against transparent backgrounds....

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 5 August 1926, in Rome.

Sculptor.

Cavaliere was a confirmed Expressionist. His work took a somewhat fantastical turn, beginning in 1959. Joining the Surrealist current, he used materials such as glass, mirrors, porcelain and mobile, even luminous elements, inside structures. After ...

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American, 20th century, female.

Born 1901, in Woods Place (Louisiana).

Sculptor.

Clyde Connel worked with a range of materials, including papier mâché and iron, making pieces that are often abstract or Expressionist in style. From 1955 onward she took part in various exhibitions, notably: in Shreveport, Louisiana, in ...

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Brazilian, 20th century, male.

Born 1923, in Itagiba.

Sculptor.

Kinetic Art.

Mario Cravo wa a pupil of Mestrovicz in New York. Even though his sculptures were initially Expressionist in style, he later turned towards kinetic art by assembling various welded materials. He took part in the 26th Venice Biennale and the São Paulo Biennales in ...

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Dutch, 20th century, male.

Born 1 September 1944, in Kampen.

Sculptor.

From 1965 - 1967, Dokter attended the art academy in Haarlem. Since 1969, he has mainly exhibited in Holland. His deliberately Expressionist sculpture resorts to a very stylised figurative representation, which he divides into planes and massive areas....

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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Born 1925, in La Plata.

Sculptor.

Ruben Elosegui joined the school of sculpture at the fine arts academy of La Plata. He carved abstract, expressionist pieces.

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Swedish, 20th century, male.

Born 1919, in Stockholm.

Sculptor.

The son of the sculptor Christian Eriksson, Liss Eriksson attended the art school in Stockholm from 1939 to 1941. His sculpture is Expressionist and sometimes abstract, but without losing sight of the living organism. A great tenderness, warmth, resolution and inner force inform his sculptures of individuals. He sculpted monumental pieces in stone, bronze and wood....

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Canadian, 20th century, male.

Born 1933, in Little Current.

Sculptor.

John Fillion's sculptures are figurative and Expressionist and their subject is often truncated human bodies. The internal surfaces in particular are cracked and contrast with the polished parts.

Reeves, John: John Fillion: Thoughts about my Sculpture...

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German, 20th century, female.

Born 1934, in Gotha.

Sculptor.

Renate Göbel lived in Cologne. Her sculptures tended to be expressionist, figurative and vividly coloured, showing obvious influences from Pop Art.

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Dutch, 20th century, female.

Born 1917, in The Hague.

Sculptor.

Théa Grégoor attended the Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague. She executed sculptures in canvas and various imaginary objects with a psychological and Expressionist resonance.

She began to exhibit in 1961 in Amsterdam and in ...

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Swedish, 20th century, male.

Active in Göteborg.

Sculptor.

Claes Hake's portraits derive from the Expressionist tradition. The psychological traits are underlined, creating a burlesque effect which is near to caricature. Hake took part in various exhibitions, notably in 1976 in Borlänge at the event called ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1933, in New York.

Sculptor.

Arthur Handy started out as a ceramicist, producing highly expressionist, pared-down forms in the spirit of purism. Then, almost certainly influenced by the spatialism of Fontana, he abandoned ceramics for works on a bigger scale, making large sculptures in plastics reminiscent of Fontana's bronze 'cracked eggs'....

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French, 20th century, female.

Born in Toulon.

Painter, sculptor. Figures, landscapes.

Initially, Héaulmé painted crowds of people, drawing on childhood sources, in an Expressionist vision bordering on abstraction, which emphasized gesture, movement and light. She then moved on to coloured abstraction which evoked the elements of landscape. She also produced some terracotta groups in an Expressionist style....

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1930, in Nara Prefecture; died 1997.

Sculptor.

Bukichi Inoue was one of the central Abstract Expressionists of post-war Japan. He graduated with a diploma in 1955 from the school of fine art in Musashino near Tokyo, where he worked in the studios of Takashi Shimizu and Katsumi Kiuchi. Among other exhibitions, he featured at the museum of modern art in Tokyo in ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1945, in Torrington (Connecticut).

Painter, sculptor, mixed media.

Bad Painting, New Image.

Neil Jenney studied at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, where he encountered Abstract Expressionism, which became an important influence on his early work. He lives and works in New York....