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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 11 January 1953, in Saïda.

Painter, pastellist, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Designs for stained glass.

Figuration Libre, Citationism.

Jean-Michel Albérola lived in Algeria until 1962. He then went to France, living successively in several cities, including Marseilles, Toulouse, Avignon and Paris. He studied in Marseilles and in Aix-en-Provence. Until ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 23 September 1923, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman (including ink), illustrator. Portraits, landscapes. Wall decorations, designs for stained glass, designs for mosaics.

A self-taught artist, Gérard Altmann lived in Paris in the post-war years, moving to Provence in 1952. In the early years he was a figurative artist, painting mainly landscapes in muted colour tones. He received numerous commissions for murals, stained glass windows and mosaics, and shifted towards a relatively abstract approach, retaining some suggestion of reality and, in contrast to his figurative period, featuring strong colours. His architectural preoccupations, embodied in chiaroscuro, transcend the different periods. He shows perfect mastery of watercolour techniques, and also produces Indian ink drawings. He illustrated ...

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Romanian, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1954, naturalised in Israel.

Born 28 April 1929, in Radauti; died 29 April 2010, in Paris.

Painter, illustrator, watercolourist, writer. Designs for tapestries, designs for stained glass.

Nouvelle Figuration.

Avigdor Arikha's childhood was marked by Nazi persecution. He went to Palestine in ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 21 December 1904, in Paris; died 4 March 2001, in Clamart (Hauts-de-Seine).

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator. Murals, designs for tapestries, designs for mosaics, designs for stained glass, stage sets.

Jean Bazaine studied with the sculptor Landowski at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris at the same time as studying for a degree in literature. He remained very interested in writing, and in the arts and culture in general. Many of his friends were poets and often wrote prefaces for his exhibitions. In 1924, he turned from sculpture to painting. In 1936, he went for the first time to St-Guénolé in Finistère-Sud (Brittany). Fascinated by the sea and the play of light on water which became one of his main subjects, he returned there frequently and also visited the Netherlands from 1956. In 1937 he met Jacques Villon who became a close friend. He received the second mention at the International Exhibition of the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh in 1950. He visited Spain and the USA and found there inspiration for his work....

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 7 May 1941, in St-Raphaël.

Painter, graphic designer, illustrator, poster artist, sculptor. Designs for tapestries, stained glass windows, playing cards.

Bevilacqua lived in Africa in his youth. Self-taught, he only began to paint in 1983. In 1991 Bevilacqua realised in public a monumental painting on the subject of ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 2 November 1916, in La Renisière (Île d'Oléron).

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator. Designs for stained glass.

Fred Bourguignon was also a successful poet, publishing 16 collections of his poetry illustrated with his own drawings and wood engravings. He was sub-editor of the review ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Active from 1947 mainly active in France.

Born 3 November 1911, in Fiesole, Tuscany; died February 1998.

Painter, collage artist, woodcut artist, illustrator. Designs for stained glass, designs for mosaics.

Groups: Arte d'Oggi, Espace.

Silvano Bozzolini studied art in Rome in 1928, continuing to study alone in Milan in the following year. In Florence, between 1931 and 1933, he studied the Tuscan Primitives, and was enthusiastic about the work of Masaccio, Giotto, Piero della Francesca and Uccello. In 1936, he enrolled at the art school there. From 1940 to 1943, he served in Mussolini's army in Albania, and subsequently in Greece, where he was wounded. Towards the end of the war, he joined the underground resistance. In 1946-1947, he became a member of the Arte d'Oggi (Art of Today) group. He visited Paris in 1947 and decided to settle there, becoming friends with the French painter, Jean Dewasne, the Hungarian painter, Victor Vasarely, and the French painter of Italian origin, Gilioli. He also met the Danes, Robert Mortensen and Egil Jacobsen, the Russian painter, Poliakoff, and in 1948 Jean Arp and Sonia Delaunay. He was also associated with Jean Deyrolle, and his fellow countryman, Alberto Magnelli, whose paintings were similar to his own. Thus he entered the circle of those artists who were to become the second abstractionist generation, becoming a member of their ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Designs for tapestries, designs for stained-glass windows.

Pierre-Louis Bréchat studied at the École des Métiers d'Art et des Arts Appliqués and the École des Beaux-Arts in Bourges. He taught at the École des Beaux-Arts in Besançon. In ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1909, in Ghent.

Painter, illustrator, architect. Portraits, urban landscapes, still-lifes. Wall decorations, designs for stained glass, posters.

René Bruynseraede was educated at Ghent academy. He participated in group exhibitions from 1928, almost without exception in Belgium and predominantly in his native Ghent. He exhibited solo from ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, female.

Active in New York.

Painter, illustrator, stained glass painter.

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1876; died 1960.

Sculptor, illustrator, decorative artist, potter, glassmaker, watercolourist, draughtsman.

Cambellotti's work was shown in the exhibitions Roman Secession, 1913-1916, held in Rome in 1987, and From Glass to Diamond: Artistic Stained Glass in Rome 1912-1925 at the Exhibition Centre in Rome in ...

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French, 20th century, female.

Born 30 September 1932, in Paris.

Painter, lithographer, illustrator, pastellist, watercolourist, potter. Figures, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, urban landscapes, still-lifes. Murals, designs for tapestries, stained glass windows.

Nathalie Chabrier studied at the École des Arts Appliqués and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She married Roger Forissier. She has worked mostly in decorative arts, notably in stained glass windows, tapestry, ceramics and murals. She has received various prizes, including the state art prize in ...

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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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Irish, 20th century, male.

Born 17 March 1889, in Dublin; died 6 January 1931, in Coire, Switzerland.

Painter, stained glass painter, draughtsman, illustrator, designer. Religious subjects. Designs for stained glass.

Harry Clarke studied with his father Joshua Clarke, a stained glass painter, from the age of 16 and at Dublin Metropolitan School of Art ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 10 February 1928, in Flawinne (Namur).

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, stained glass painter. Figures, nudes.

In 1947, Roger Coppe was a pupil at the Institut St-Luc in Tournai, where he graduated in 1952. He was for a time a professor of drawing, and notably ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 15 March 1891, in Malzéville near Nancy; died 1948, in Paris.

Painter (including mixed media), pastellist, fresco artist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, designer. Portraits, still-lifes. Painting and gilding on glass.

Union des Artistes Modernes group.

Étienne Cournault was encouraged to become an artist by his grandfather, who had been a friend of Delacroix. He began studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Nancy, but preferred to work led by his own enquiries, oriented towards Impressionism until ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 6 October 1936, in Roanne (Auvergne).

Painter, engraver, lithographer, illustrator. Designs for stained glass, tapestries.

Jacques Degenne studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in St-Étienne. In 1961 he worked in advertising in Switzerland, coming under the influence of the Lausanne Graphic Artists...

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 1885, in Bristol; died 18 November 1954, in Berkshire.

Painter, printmaker, mural artist, stained glass artist, illustrator.

Thomas Derrick studied at the Royal College of Art in London, where he later lectured in decorative painting. He designed posters for the Underground Group ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 7 March 1912, in St-Étienne; died 5 December 1995, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, lithographer, illustrator, medallist. Wall decorations, designs for tapestries, designs for mosaics, designs for stained glass, frescoes, ceramics.

Jacques Despierre entered the studio of Lucien Simon at the École Nationale Superieur des Beaux-Arts in Paris in ...

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1866, in Dundee, Scotland; died 1945, in Edinburgh.

Painter (including gouache/mixed media), watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator. History painting, mythological subjects, genre scenes, landscapes, seascapes. Murals, designs for stained glass.

John McKirdy Duncan studied at the Dundee School of Art and then spent three years in London before leaving for Antwerp and Düsseldorf. During his time on the continent he spent a winter in Rome and developed a deep admiration for the work of Michelangelo. When he returned to Dundee he became a member of the Graphic Arts Association. From ...