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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1744, in Pistoia (Tuscany); died 22 October 1816, in Bologna.

Painter, engraver, sculptor, decorative designer.

Baldi studied drawing and painting initially under Francesco Beneforti in Pistoia, then travelled to Bologna, where he entered the workshop of the painter Mauro Tezi, with whom he subsequently collaborated as an assistant. He enjoyed the patronage of Count Massimiliano Gini. He excelled expecially at painting flowers. According to Zani, Valentino Baldi was also an engraver and sculptor....

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 30 January 1782, in Bordeaux; died 21 February 1863, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), engraver, lithographer, illustrator. Historical subjects, mythological subjects, genre scenes, architectural interiors. Wall decorations, low reliefs.

Studied initially in Bordeaux under Pierre Lacour the Elder, then became a pupil of Vincent and David. He exhibited on a regular basis at Salons between ...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1749, in Versailles; died 1825, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman (wash), engraver, decorative artist. Mythological subjects, allegorical subjects, historical portraits, hunting scenes, interiors with figures, gardens. Stage costumes and sets, furniture, designs for fabrics, frontispieces.

Dugourc's father, who was in the service of the Duke of Orléans, had a considerable fortune. Dugourc was permitted to attend the lessons taken by the Duke of Chartres (the future Philippe-Égalité), and at the age 15 left for Rome, attached to the embassy of the Count of Cani. From his infancy, he had shown an aptitude for drawing, perspective and architecture. However, the death of his mother, followed shortly after by the loss of his father's fortune, changed his life. From being an amateur, Dugourc became a professional artist, and executed paintings, sculptures and engravings. In a work published in ...

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Basil Hunnisett

[Engelheart.]

English family of artists, of German origin. Francis Engelheart (b Silesia, 1713; d Kew, 1773) was a plaster modeller. He came to England c. 1721 and later worked as a decorative plasterer at Kew Palace for Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707–51), and his widow Augusta, the Princess Dowager (1719–72). He seems also to have produced decorative ceilings for Hampton Court Palace. After his death, his family changed the spelling of their name to Engleheart.

Two of Francis’s sons, John Dillman Engleheart (1735–1810) and Paul Engleheart (d 1774), carried on the business, while two others found success in other fields. Thomas Engleheart (b ?London, 1745; d ?London, 1786) was a sculptor and wax modeller, and George Engleheart (b Kew, ?Nov 1753; d Blackheath [now in London], 21 March 1829) was a painter. Thomas studied from 1769 at the Royal Academy schools, London, where he won a gold medal in ...

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Austrian, 20th century, male.

Born 1930, in Vienna.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator, sculptor, collage artist, decorative designer. Scenes with figures, figures. Stage sets.

Groups: Hundsgruppe (Dog’s group), Phantastischer Realismus group.

Ernst Fuchs enrolled at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna in 1945. From 1946 to 1950, he was a pupil of Gütersloh, whom Salvador Dalí considered the most important painter of his time (after himself). In around 1950, he was one of the founders of the Viennese ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 28 November 1884, in Paris; died 23 January 1947, in Dammarie-les-Lys near Paris.

Painter, draughtsman (including ink), watercolourist, engraver. Landscapes, seascapes. Designs (wallpapers/jewels/ornaments), decorative schemes, wood sculptures.

Art Nouveau.

From 1900, Alexandre Charles Genaille attended the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, where he studied architectural drawing with Charles Genuys and J.J. Despras, and ornamental composition with A. de la Rocque. He received several prizes during his studies. In ...

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Belgian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active also in France.

Born 1867, in Brussels; died 1930, in Marseilles, France.

Painter, sculptor, engraver (etching), illustrator, watercolourist, pastellist, draughtsman, lithographer. Historical subjects, figure compositions, figures, portraits, genre scenes. Theatre decoration.

Symbolism.

Henry de Groux was the son of Charles de Groux. He studied with Portaels at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. He was a member of the group ...

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German, 20th century, male.

Born 16 May 1872, in Münster; died 5 April 1943, in Baierbrunn (Upper Bavaria), in Munich according to other sources.

Architect, painter, draughtsman, illustrator, engraver, sculptor, interior designer, graphic designer. Portraits, landscapes with figures, landscapes, portraits. Stage sets, designs (furniture).

Jugendstil, Art Deco...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 30 June 1823, in Paris; died 1889, in Nohant (Indre).

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, sculptor, draughtsman, illustrator, decorative designer. Marionettes.

Maurice Sand was the son of George Sand and the father of Aurore Lauth-Sand. He received artistic guidance from Eugène Delacroix because of his family connections. Some of his paintings were exhibited at the Paris Salon. The following are mentioned in the records: in 1857, ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 26 July 1814, in Strasbourg (Lower Rhine); died 16 May 1885, in Paris.

Painter, glass painter, sculptor, ceramicist, engraver, decorative designer. Portraits, genre scenes, flowers. Murals, designs for ceramics.

Louis Steinheil was the brother-in-law of Ernest Meissonier. He was admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in ...

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 9 April 1871, in Bad Kissingen; died 25 November 1913, in Mitterndorf bei Dachau.

Sculptor, painter, decorative designer, draughtsman, illustrator, engraver (wood). Figures, mythological figures. Monuments (fountains), funerary monuments, designs (jewellery/porcelain).

Ignatius Taschner was the son of a stonemason who should have taken over from his father, but preferred to follow artistic studies. He was a pupil at the Akademie des Bildenden Kunste of Munich where he was taught by Syrius Eberle and Jakob Brade. He worked in Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland) where he taught at the Academy between ...

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Dutch, 19th century, male.

Born 4 January 1856, in Amsterdam.

Painter, sculptor (wood), engraver (etching), lithographer, decorative artist, illustrator.