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Ingeborg Wikborg

(Sigurd)

(b Inderøy, Nord-Trøndelag, April 21, 1933).

Norwegian sculptor, designer and medallist. He became familiar with handicraft in his father’s furniture workshop. In 1954 he began five years’ study as a commercial artist at the Håndverks- og Kunstindustriskole in Oslo and from 1957 to 1963 he worked as an illustrator for a newspaper. He studied at the Kunstakademi in Oslo from 1959 to 1962 under the sculptor Per Palle Storm (1910–94) who advocated naturalism in sculpture. As an assistant to Arnold Haukeland from 1961 to 1964, Aas lost his apprehension of the untried and cultivated his sense of daring, as he gained experience with welding techniques. Highly imaginative and versatile, Aas worked in both abstract and figurative modes and is reckoned one of the foremost sculptors in Norway; in 1990 he was honoured with St Olav.

Aas’s first sculpture was an equestrian monument in snow, made in Inderøy while he was a schoolboy. His first public project was the abstract steel figure ...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active at the end of the 15th century.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Decorative schemes.

Venetian School.

According to records, from 1462 to 1486 Pier Antonio dell'Abate, together with the brothers Lorenzo and Cristoforo Canozi da Lendinara, produced woodcarvings for stalls in the churches of S Antonio in Padua, Santa in Monta in Venice and S Francisco in Treviso. Elements of his work can still be found in Ferrara....

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 22 March 1705, in Nancy; died 27 March 1778, in Paris.

Sculptor, art restorer, decorative designer.

The second son of Jacob-Sigisbert Adam, Nicolas-Sébastien Adam left Nancy at the age of 16 and went to continue his studies in Paris. He made rapid progress and became widely known. The treasurer general of Languedoc summoned him to the Château de La Mosson, near Montpellier, and commissioned him to embellish his château with sculptures. He remained there for four years and in ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 20 April 1900, in Chatillon-Coligny (Loiret); Jean died in 1995, Jacques died in 1984, both in France.

Painter, sculptor (including bronze/ceramics), decorative designer. Landscapes, figures, animals.

Jacques Adnet was an influential and important French designer, working during the height of the Art Deco movement, which first began just before World War I and continued through the 1940s. Jacques Adnet began his education with his twin brother, Jean, at the Municipal School of Design in Auxerre and later attended École des Arts Decoratifs in 1916, studying under architect Charles Louis Genuys. After graduating, Adnet honed his cabinetry and carpentry skills as an apprentice under French artist, architect, and designer Tony Selmersheim, and began working collaboratively with his brother, Jean. Their dual creations, most of which were furniture, were presented under a shared names as ‘J.-J. Adnet’. The twins exhibited their works at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes...

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pseudonym of Yaacov Gibstein

Israeli, 20th century, male.

Active from 1951; also active in Paris, France.

Born 11 May 1928, in Rishon-le-Ziyyon, Palestine (now Israel).

Painter, sculptor, printmaker. Wall decorations, monuments.

Op Art, Kinetic Art.

The son of a rabbi, Yaacov Agam was educated at the Bezalel art college in Jerusalem. He was arrested by the British in 1945 and imprisoned for two years. On his release, he travelled extensively in Europe. He spent time in Switzerland, where he studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule under Johannes Itten, the colour theoretician and one of the driving forces behind the preparatory course for admission to the Bauhaus in Dessau. Agam arrived in Paris in 1951 and enrolled at the Atelier d’Art Abstrait presided over by Jean Dewasne and Edgard Pillet. He visited the USA and gave a lecture in Chicago in 1961 on ‘four-dimensional’ painting, a theme that pervades his own work.

In addition to individual paintings of a conventional size, Agam has frequently been commissioned to paint large decorative murals. Examples include his ceiling for the Jerusalem national convention centre; a ...

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active in Henares.

Sculptor, decorative designer.

In 1518 Bartolomé de Aguilar was commissioned to decorate the main hall of the College of S Ildefonso at the University of Alcala de Henares. The ceiling painting suggests a Moorish influence while the remaining decoration was executed in the Renaissance style and shows the influence of Raphael....

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active in Segovia.

Sculptor, decorative designer. Statues.

A pupil and brother-in-law of Mateo Inverto, Juanes Aguirre worked in the parish of Villacastin with Mateo on the great tabernacle for the high altar. In 1594 he executed another which included statues of the evangelists and a number of saints....

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active in Sevillec.1537.

Sculptor, designer of ornamental architectural features, decorative designer.

School of Seville.

Pedro de Aguirre worked on the construction or ornamentation of public buildings in Seville.

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French, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 17 May 1867, in Paris; died 4 September 1922, in Chamonix.

Painter, sculptor, draughtswoman. Portraits, landscapes, still-lifes, flowers. Decorative panels.

Georgette Agutte came from a wealthy bourgeois family who were interested in art. She began studying sculpture by Louis Schroeder. She attended lessons given by Gustave Moreau at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, as did Matisse and Rouault, artists of her generation. After her divorce in ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1939, in Fleurus (Hainaut).

Sculptor, painter. Monuments.

Claude Alard trained as a locksmith in 1959, but was self-taught as an artist. He was the decorator for the theatre at the Maison de la Culture in Bourges. From ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 14 November 1925, in La Ciotat.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, sculptor, lithographer, illustrator. Figure compositions, figures, nudes, portraits, interiors, landscapes, urban landscapes, seascapes, still-lifes. Wall decorations.

Symbolism.

Jean-Pierre Alaux was the son of François Alaux and the great-great-grandson of Jean-Paul Alaux. From ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1728, in Lautrec (Tarn); died probably, in Lautrec (Tarn).

Painter, decorative artist, tapestry maker.

Alaux's father was Pierre Alaux, a master tapestry maker, and his grandfather was Gilles Alaux, a master sculptor.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Mirandola in 1599.

Sculptor (wood), marquetry worker.

Genesio Albarelli is mentioned as one of the artists working on the Collevati chapel in the church of the abbey of S Maria Maddalena in Mirandola.

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Albin  

French, 20th century, male.

Born 17 February 1941, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman, decorative designer.

Albin studied sculpture and mural decoration in Paris at the École des Arts Appliqués à l'Industrie, and engraving and lithography at the École des Beaux-Arts. He creates décors for television, film, theatre and the opera. The French state has commissioned sculptures and frescoes from him....

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Portuguese, 18th century, male.

Died c. 1769.

Architect, sculptor.

A brother of the sculptor José d'Almeida, Felix Vincente was architect and interior decorator to the Portugese royal house in around 1750.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born in San Ippolito.

Sculptor, decorative designer.

In 1572, in collaboration with other artists from his home town, Baldassare Almerici worked on the sculptural decoration of the chapel of the Holy Sacrament in Fossombrone.

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Danish, 17th century, male.

Active in Copenhagen.

Sculptor, decorative artist.

Alversen collaborated on the decoration of the old royal library in Copenhagen, finished in 1673.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Sculptor (wood), marquetry worker.

Ambrogio Francese worked with Stefano d'Antoniolo and Fra Damiano da Bergamo on the fine stalls, lectern and door of the choir of the church of S Pietro in Perugia.

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French, 17th century, male.

Active in Lyons, 1672-1690.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Benoît Amequin was a master sculptor and cabinetmaker. On 21 January 1673 he married Catherine Fourneau in the church of St-Nizier in Lyons; their son was baptised in that church on 11 February 1683...

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Amiot  

French, 18th century, male.

Sculptor, decorative designer.

Amiot lived in the Franche-Comté, where in 1701 he collaborated with François Choye on the decoration of the churches of Moncey (Doubs) and Foncine (Jura).