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Austrian, 19th century, male.

Born 5 January 1849, in Innsbruck.

Painter, watercolourist, art restorer. Religious subjects, portraits. Church decoration.

Resident in Bozen, South Tyrol (now Bolzano, Italy), Cajus d'Andrea did his artistic training under Professor Ludwig Seitz in Rome, and also worked in Florence. He visited several cities in Italy during his study tours, notably Venice, Milan, Siena, Verona and Assisi. Eventually he became a Franciscan monk....


Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Milan.

Died 1744.

Painter, art restorer. Religious subjects.

He painted various church altarpieces and restored older works, including Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper. However, the restoration of Leonardo's celebrated painting is of such poor quality that the contribution of Michelangelo Bellotti and others is probably to be deplored rather than applauded. One of Bellotti's own paintings, ...


French, 19th century, male.

Born 4 April 1821, in Lyons.

Painter (including gouache), art restorer, draughtsman. Mythological subjects, religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes. Wall decorations, church decoration.

A pupil at the École des Beaux-Arts, Lyons (1836-1841), Jean Baptiste Beuchot exhibited landscapes in Lyons in ...


French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 11 February 1763, in Toulon; died 28 February 1831, in Toulon.

Sculptor, draughtsman, art restorer. Religious subjects, seascapes. Decorative schemes.

Brun first studied sculpture at the workshop of the Port of Toulon, before moving to Rome in 1782, where he spent six months perfecting his art with the Roman masters of the day. With no means to support himself, he eventually returned to France. Two years later, influential patrons secured him a grant from the King, enabling him to study in Italy for a further four years. Upon his return to Toulon in ...


Italian, 15th century, male.

Active 1442-1509.

Born c. 1420, in Perugia; died c. 1505, in Perugia.

Painter, decorative artist, art restorer. Religious subjects. Banners, armorials.

Perugian School.

Bartolomeo Caporali was active between 1472 and 1499 in Perugia. Nothing is known of his training but from his first work, an ...


Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1509, in Gandino near Bergamo; died 1579, in Madrid, in 1569 according to the Larousse Dictionary.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman (including wash), architect, decorative artist, art restorer. Religious subjects, historical subjects, mythological subjects. Wall decorations, frescoes.

After a study trip to Rome, paid for by his protector Tobia Pallavicini, Giovanni Battista Castello (Il Bergamasco) produced a series of works in Genoa and Bergamo. His best-known works in Bergamo include the fresco ...


Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active also active in Argentina.

Born 1859, in Montecassino; died 1932, in Santa Fe, Argentina.

Painter, art restorer. Religious subjects, still-lifes.

Cingolani was a pupil of Seitz, decorative director of the papal palaces in Rome, until 1880. During the pontificate of Leo XIII, he took part in the restoration of Raphael's Logge, the Borgia apartments and the Sistine Chapel, in particular Michelangelo's ...


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 ...


Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1727, in Florence; died 1785 or 1790, in London.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, art restorer. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Giovanni Battista Cipriani's family were from Pistoia. He was a pupil of Bartolozzi, and perfected his drawing technique by studying the work of Gabbiani. Cipriani was buried in Chelsea cemetery in London, beneath a monument by Bartolozzi. In 1750, he painted the organ screen in the school of the convent of S Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi. Around Pistoia, he painted a ...


Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1843, in Sapada; died 14 October 1888, in Solothurn.

Sculptor (wood).

Religious sculptures by Collé can be seen in Venice, Vienna, Innsbruck and Solothurn. He devoted himself mainly to the restoration of old wood-carvings.


Hungarian, 17th century, male.

Active in Bartfeld (now Bardejov in Slovakia).

Painter, art restorer. Religious furnishings.

Hans Grünwald is mentioned in 1614 as the restorer of a painting of the Holbein school in the museum in Bartfeld (Bardejov). The museum owns a choir stall painted by Grünwald, which came from the local parish church....


Belgian, 19th century, male.

Born 8 March 1821, in Liège; died 15 February 1906, in Liège.

Painter, engraver, art restorer, art critic. Religious subjects, historical subjects. Church decoration.

He was a pupil at the academies in Liège and in Düsseldorf. He worked on the decoration and restoration of numerous paintings in churches in Liège and along the Meuse. He was the director of ...


Belgian, 20th century, male.

Active also active in the Netherlands.

Born 1887, in Lier.

Painter, copyist, art restorer. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes, urban landscapes.

Bernard Janssens was educated at the fine arts academy in Lier. He was also recognised as a copyist and restorer of Old Dutch and Flemish Masters....


Austrian, 19th century, male.

Active in Vienna.

Born 30 March 1848, in Vienna.

Engraver, painter, art restorer. Religious subjects, portraits, figures. Vignettes.

Victor Jasper studied at the academy in Vienna and became one of the most important engravers of his time. Initially, he engraved sculptures for the academy of sciences and archaeological reviews. He also did a frontispiece vignette for Thausing's monograph of Dürer, ...


Russian, 19th century, male.

Born 1823; died 29 September 1857.

Painter, art restorer. Religious subjects, genre scenes, portraits.

J. E. Kryukov began his career painting religious subjects, and later worked as a restorer at the Hermitage museum in St Petersburg. He also painted portraits.

Moscow (State Tretyakov Gal.): ...


Belgian, 19th century, male.

Born 23 June 1808; died 25 January 1878, in Brussels.

Painter, art restorer. Church interiors.

Etienne le Roy restored Rubens's Descent from the Cross in Antwerp Cathedral.

Amsterdam, 8 Oct 1994: Interior of the Old Church in Delft, towards the Choir...


Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1903, in Bruges; died 1971.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Leegenhoek studied at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and went on to work as a fresco restorer.


Canadian, 19th century, male.

Born 10 March 1789, in Quebec; died 1855, in Quebec.

Painter, copyist, art restorer. Religious subjects, genre scenes, portraits, landscapes.

Joseph Légaré started his career as a copier of religious paintings and a restorer of pictures which he collected, notably canvases by Jean Louis Desjardins. He then started to paint portraits as well as Canadian and Native American scenes. He was best known as a portrait painter. He was also a teacher, and one of his pupils was Antoine Plamondon, another Quebec portrait painter. He was a political supporter of Louis Joseph Papineau and was arrested as a suspect after the Lower Canada rebellion in ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 1877, in Paris; died 20 October 1960, in Paris.

Painter, art restorer. Architectural views, church interiors.

Léon Lepeltier, a pupil of Gustave Moreau, François Flameng and Fernand Cormon, exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he was awarded honourable mentions in ...


Polish, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA from 1935.

Born 1896, in Lemberg (now Lviv, Ukraine); died 1986.

Painter. Religious subjects, figures, nudes, portraits, still-lifes, flowers.

After working on the restoration of churches in Poland, Zygmunt Menkes enrolled at the academy of fine arts in Cracow, travelled to Berlin and on to Paris in 1923. He went to the USA and settled in New York in 1935, where he later exhibited his work. He was influenced by Modigliani's somewhat softened Cubism....