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Portuguese, 19th century, male.

Born 1846 or 1847, in Lisbon; died 1905, in Lisbon.

Draughtsman, caricaturist, potter.

Rafael was the son of Manoel Maria and the brother of Columbano Bordallo-Pinheiro.

He ran several journals and in 1875 created a comic character whom he named Ze Povinho...


French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1855, in Tours; died 1929, in Tours.

Potter, writer, archaeologist.

School of Tours.

Auguste-Alexandre Chauvigné trained with his father Auguste-François, and worked in the same studio. A journalist, novelist, playwright, historian and archeologist, he was a member of the Académie Française and of the Académie d'Agriculture. In ...


American, 19th century, male.

Born March 1797 or 1799, in Philadelphia; died 8 November 1865, in Dorchester (Massachusetts).

Engraver, draughtsman.

David Claypoole Johnston engraved some portraits and book illustrations for publishers. He became famous mainly for etchings of caricatures which he produced for the collection ...


Ellen Paul Denker

(b Middletown, CT, April 9, 1865; d Syracuse, NY, Feb 18, 1929).

American potter, teacher and publisher. She first pursued a career in painting but was attracted to decorating ceramics, from which she earned a livelihood as an independent decorator and teacher (see fig.). In 1899 she married Samuel Edouard Robineau (b 1856), and together with George H. Clark they established the monthly journal Keramic Studio (later Design), which she edited until her death. At the turn of the century she became interested in making art porcelain. Her early work was influenced by the French ceramic artist, Taxile Doat (1851–1938) whose treatise ‘Grand Feu Ceramics’ she first published in English in Keramic Studio as a series of articles in 1904. In 1910–11 she was associated with Doat in the University City Pottery near St Louis, MO. During her tenure there she created some of her most ambitious works, including the ‘Scarab’ vase (Syracuse, NY, Everson Mus. A.), which required more than 1000 hours to carve and glaze, and the ‘Pastoral’ vase (Washington, DC, N. Mus. Amer. Hist.), covered with an overall pattern of daisies and satyrs’ masks. In ...


German, 18th century, male.

Born 1678, in Augsburg; died 1754.

Enameller, painter (porcelain/glazed earthenware), engraver (burin), print publisher.

Seutter produced engravings of portraits.


French, 16th century, male.

Born 1485, in Bourges; died 1533, in Paris.

Miniaturist, copyist, engraver, illustrator, printer (?), potter.

Tory was one of the eminent Renaissance artists in France. Like many of the notable figures of his day, he was learned and skilled in several areas. After education in Rome and Bologna (1503), he returned to Paris, where he was nominated professor at the Collège du Plessis; he also taught at the Collège de Coquerel and the Collège de Bourgogne. Initially in collaboration with Henri Estienne and then in collaboration with Gilles de Gourmont, he published several scholarly works, among them the ...