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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 25 June 1947, in Tunis.

Painter, engraver, sculptor, decorative designer.

Sylvaine Ancona studied at the École Municipale de Dessin from 1965 to 1967, and at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Nice from 1967 to 1971. From 1981 to ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 19 February 1946, in Washington DC.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, engraver, photographer, video artist, glassmaker, decorative designer. Theatre design.

AfriCobra Group.

Akili Ron Anderson attended the Corcoran School of Art and Howard University in Washington DC where he lives and works. He is a member of AfriCobra (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) founded in ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born c. 1950.

Painter (including gouache), draughtswoman, lithographer. Figures, interiors with figures. Wall decorations.

Dominique Andrier studied architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1970 to 1975. She has mostly painted since 1976. Since 1988, she has devoted herself to figurative painting, notably of women in their daily occupations, especially at their toilette....

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Belgian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1946, in Brussels.

Painter, designer. Landscapes, architectural interiors. Designs for wallpapers and fabrics.

In her early career Bébelle painted in a naive style, but gradually evolved an intimate style depicting nature and house interiors. She works in pastels, gouache, watercolours, drawings and oils. She has become a designer of international repute, creating fabrics fashions, furnishing fabrics, wallpapers tiles and household linen....

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active also active in Italy.

Born 31 October 1957, in Bordeaux.

Architect, designer, draughtswoman. Furniture, rug design.

Martine Bedin was awarded a bursary to study architecture in Florence in 1978, and then graduated from the École d'Architecture in Paris. She began her formal research in ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1959, in Suresnes.

Sculptor, painter (gouache), draughtsman, lacquerer. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Damien Cabanes studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1978 to 1984. He lives and works in Paris.

He works across a broad spectrum of techniques, ranging from attenuated Giacometti-like filiforms in bronze to compositions in lacquer (...

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1963, in Jinan.

Painter, draughtsman. Figures, genre scenes. Wall decorations.

Cai Yushui graduated from Shandong Art Academy in 1985 and had his first solo exhibition in that city in 1988. In 1994 he won his first prize at an official show, the ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 6 November 1932, in Emporia (Kansas).

Assemblage artist, painter, furniture designer.

Wendell Castle studied at the University of Kansas, receiving a BFA in sculpture in 1958 and an MFA in industrial design in 1961. He has taught at the University of Kansas (...

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1957, in Lille.

Painter. Figure compositions. Designs for carpets, furniture, ceramics and objets d'art.

Marie Ducaté lives and works in Marseilles. Her paintings present male nudes, alone or with others, in interiors or paradisal landscapes. These works disconcert by placing men in poses that in classical iconography are normally associated with the female. They recline languidly within kitsch interiors, with every detail of furnishing meticulously delineated. The effect is consciously heightened by the fact that the scene may comprise elements borrowed from the history of art, such as a Cubist floor or some drapery in the style of the Renaissance. Since ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Quakertown (Pennsylvania).

Born 25 June 1944, in Iowa City.

Woodturner.

David Ellsworth has both a Bachelor's and a Master's degrees in Fine Arts, specialising in sculpture, from the University of Colorado (1970-1973). Before turning to the fine arts, he studied architecture and was a folksinger and guitarist....

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 14 October 1946.

Sculptor, decorative designer, designer. Designs for stained glass.

Georges Faure studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons, and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He creates wooden sculptures, and also uses bronze, welded metal and concrete resin. His work has a primarily decorative function....

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 17 May 1947, in Paris.

Painter, collage artist, sculptor of assemblages, mixed media, potter.

Odile Frachet was originally a decorator of crockery and porcelain, and has taught in a number of different workshops. She creates ceramic panels and collages, in a solidly structured, naturalistic yet abstract style. She also made a fountain for the water treatment factory in Toulouse....

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Marcilly-sur-Eure from 1984.

Born 10 March 1946, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), installation artist, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Mythological subjects, religious subjects, figure compositions, genre scenes, portraits, nudes, landscapes, still-lifes. Wall decorations, stage sets.

Nouvelle Figuration.

Gérard Garouste was mostly self-taught. He went to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris for a brief period in ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1955, in Kenosha (Wisconsin).

Installation artist. Furniture.

Jim Isermann lives and works in Palm Springs, California. In his furniture pieces and wall coverings he attempts to broach the middle ground between high art and design. In 1950s America, industrial designers sought to imbue utilitarian objects with utopian ideals borrowed from the visual arts. In turn, artists with Pop, Op Art or Minimalist agendas looked to domestic products for inspiration, recognising their role as mass-produced icons of a new found capitalist optimism. This dialogue between ornamentation, materiality and iconography provides the basis for Isermann's work. In ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 4 November 1952, in Casablanca.

Sculptor (including bronze), assemblage artist, designer. Furniture.

Using a variety of objects and materials, Michel Kiriliuk creates what he calls furniture - tables, consoles and standard lamps - the extremely Baroque nature of which renders their use problematic. He has exhibited at various Salons in Paris, including the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs and the Salon d'Automne....

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 10 July 1954, in Chaumont-en-Vexin (Oise).

Sculptor. Figures.

Philippe Lefebvre exhibits in Paris. Having trained as a cabinetmaker, he creates works of great originality, draping the skeletons of his strange figures, made of wood and pieces of machinery, in fabrics and flowing mantles....

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German, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 23 January 1949, in Swabia.

Painter, photographer, film producer, installation artist. Wall decorations.

Karl-Harmut Lerch studied photography and was awarded a doctorate in cinematography from the University of Paris in 1986. From 1991 to 1993, he was artist in residence at the Musée National d'Art Moderne and at the national college of decorative arts in Paris....

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Cambodian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in France.

Born 11 July 1955, in Phnom Penh.

Painter, draughtswoman, decorative artist.

Lim Hann was a student at the school of fine arts in Phnom Penh. From 1973 to 1975 she decorated cinema auditoria in Phnom Penh and designed cinema and theatre publicity posters. She continued this work in Bangkok between ...

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Belgian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1956, in Liège.

Painter, draughtsman, pastellist, enameller.

Georges Linotte works in a baroque style.

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1949.

Sculptor, decorative artist.

Hong Kong, 30 April 1992: Stone Dish Covered in Iron and Copper Spangles (1991, h. 4¾ ins/12 cm) HKD 5,280