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American, 20th century, male.

Born 2 September 1911, in Charlotte (North Carolina); died 12 March 1988, in New York.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, lithographer, screen printer, engraver, collage artist, newspaper cartoonist, illustrator, art theorist. Religious subjects, figure compositions, local figures. Humorous cartoons, frontispieces, stage sets...

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(b Najaf, 1944).

Iraqi calligrapher, painter, printmaker and writer, active in Paris (see fig.). He studied painting and calligraphy in Baghdad from 1960 to 1969, and in 1969 exhibited his work at the Iraqi Artists’ Society exhibition and at the French Cultural Centre in Baghdad. The same year he went to Paris and studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts until 1975. Thereafter he lived in Paris. Although influenced by traditional calligraphy, he developed his own calligraphic style, which incorporated painterly elements. In many of his works, for example Je suis le feu tapi dans la pierre. Si tu es de ceux qui font jailler l’étincelle alors frappe (1984; Paris, Inst. Monde Arab.), he employed proverbs and quotations from a range of sources. He also researched and wrote about Arabic calligraphy.

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Slovene, 20th century, male.

Born 1883, in Ljubljana.

Painter, print artist, graphic artist, illustrator, art writer. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes.

Hinko Smerekar studied in Vienna and Munich. He illustrated popular fiction and designed cartoons.

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German, 20th century, male.

Born 11 April 1888, in Darmstadt; died 29 August 1916, in Gross-Auheim.

Painter, engraver, illustrator, poet.

Karl Thylmann was self-taught. He made illustrations for books before later dedicating himself to religious art.