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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1921, in Florence.


Vinicio Berti started exhibiting in 1939. He went through a realist stage but went on to work as an abstract expressionist. He showed his work at the 1959 Rome Quadriennale and was awarded the Fiorino Prize in Florence in ...


Italian, 20th century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 20 November 1945, in Bologna.

Painter. Scenes with figures. Stage sets.

Fanti's choice of subjects in his paintings, in a figurative, realist style, seems to have been stamped by his 18-month stay in a Soviet Pioneers camp. He used photos from Russian magazines extolling the benefits of the régime to create montages reflecting his own critical sensitivities and political attitude scoffing at bourgeois society. He is also known for his paintings of fragile-looking labyrinths bathed in light and shade. His theatrical work includes sets for Peter Stein, Klaus Michael Grüber ( ...


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 ...


Hungarian, 20th century, male.

Born 1877; died 1956.

Painter (including gouache), draughtsman. Figure compositions, figures. Stage sets.

Bela Kádár began by working in a naturalist style then, in 1921, moved towards an Expressionist manner. His style then became harder, even disjointed. He executed certain paintings in a Cubist spirit. He exhibited in 1921 with Hugo Scheiber in Budapest. From 1922 until 1930, he exhibited paintings at ...


Stephan von Wiese

(b Mecklenburg, March 13, 1930).

German sculptor and stage designer. He studied painting at the Kunstakademie in Berlin-Weissensse (1949–53), working first in the style of Socialist Realism. During his period at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf he undertook self-imposed repetitive exercises such as archery, and he modelled his first relief-form paintings by hand. In 1957 he made his first relief structures with nails leading to works such as White Picture (nails on canvas on wood, 1959; Krefeld, Kaiser-Wilhelm Mus.). He also incorporated corks (e.g. Cork Picture Light Medium, 1960; Düsseldorf, Kstmus.) and cardboard tubes set into the surface of the painting. The nailed picture became the antithesis of the painted picture; it allowed Uecker to explore the articulation of light through the shadows created by the nails, the unchanging ritual of hammering and the violation of taboo surfaces. In 1958 he began to work on circular nail formations, leading in 1961 to his rotating nailed illuminated discs....