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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 9 March 1863, in Toulouse; died 20 March 1916.

Sculptor (bronze), decorative designer. Figures, nudes. Statues, equestrian statues, monuments, busts, low reliefs, designs (precious metals/ceramics), decorative schemes, objets d'art.

Art Nouveau.

Maurice Bouval's family was originally from La Coucourde near Montélimar. He studied under Falguière at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he was awarded numerous medals. He became a member of the Société des Artistes Français and received a bronze medal in ...


Polish, 19th – 20th century, female.

Sculptor, decorative designer.

Broniewska showed a plaster, Slave, and several ceramics in collaboration with Henri-Samuel Arnaud, at the Salon d'Automne in 1913. She had previously exhibited several busts at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts.


Polish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1866, in Lubaczów; died 1924, in Cracow.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, decorative artist, ceramicist, sculptor, designer. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes. Furniture.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

Debicki studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna from 1881 to 1884, then in Munich, Paris, Lemberg (now Lviv, Ukraine) and Cracow. He first settled in Lemberg and began teaching in ...


German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 28 January 1869, in Fürstenfeldbruck, near Munich; died 5 October 1934, in Dresden.

Sculptor, decorative designer, draughtsman. Designs (furniture, porcelain, jewels).

Karl Gross studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich from 1885 to 1888, then completed his training under the supervision of Fritz von Miller. In ...


German, 19th century, male.

Born in Rome; died 2 October 1833, in Ludwigsburg.

Sculptor, plasterworker.

In 1810, Isopi was the director of the Institute of Artists at the porcelain works in Ludwigsburg. By 1823, he was a professor at the academy in Stuttgart. As a sculptor, his speciality was animals. The collection at the Ludwigsburg porcelain works has maquettes of low relief animal sculptures by him. His principal works are the Württemberg heraldic devices of the ...


French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born November or December 1746, in Sarreguemines; died 20 January 1821, in Paris.

Sculptor (clay), engraver. Decorative schemes, medallions, low reliefs.

Jean Martin Renaud featured at the Salon from 1787 to 1817 and he worked on the decorations of the column at Vendôme....


German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 20 June 1868, in Munich; died 15 April 1957, in Munich.

Painter, sculptor, decorative designer, designer, architect, interior designer. Genre scenes. Furniture, fabrics, ceramic, glassware, carpets, toys.

Richard Riemerschmid trained in painting at the Kunstakademie of Munich from 1888...



Richard John and Ludwig Tavernier

A decorative style of the early to mid-18th century, primarily influencing the ornamental arts in Europe, especially in France, southern Germany and Austria. The character of its formal idiom is marked by asymmetry and naturalism, displaying in particular a fascination with shell-like and watery forms. Further information on the Rococo can be found in this dictionary within the survey articles on the relevant countries.

Richard John

The nature and limits of the Rococo have been the subject of controversy for over a century, and the debate shows little sign of resolution. As recently as 1966, entries in two major reference works, the Penguin Dictionary of Architecture and the Enciclopedia universale dell’arte (EWA), were in complete contradiction, one altogether denying its status as a style, the other claiming that it ‘is not a mere ornamental style, but a style capable of suffusing all spheres of art’. The term Rococo seems to have been first used in the closing years of the 18th century, although it was not acknowledged by the ...


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 ...