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French, 20th century, male.

Born 6 October 1936, in Roanne (Auvergne).

Painter, engraver, lithographer, illustrator. Designs for stained glass, tapestries.

Jacques Degenne studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in St-Étienne. In 1961 he worked in advertising in Switzerland, coming under the influence of the Lausanne Graphic Artists...

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(b Amsterdam, May 26, 1878; d Dachau, April 2, 1945).

Dutch painter, designer and applied artist. He trained in design and decorative painting at the Quellinus school and the Rijksschool voor Kunstnijverheid (National School of the Applied Arts) in Amsterdam from 1892 to 1899. He was assigned to assist with the decoration of the Dutch pavilion at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900. A number of his designs for the pavilion were executed in batik, a Javanese technique that had been recently introduced in the Netherlands. In subsequent years Lebeau developed a very personal approach to batiking and within a short time became the leading Dutch artist in this field. His batiked screens in particular were widely acclaimed (examples in Assen, Prov. Mus. Drenthe) and are considered masterpieces of Dutch Jugendstil.

Lebeau is one of the most important representatives of the severe, geometrical trend in Dutch applied arts of the early 20th century. From 1903 he designed damask tablecloths and household linen for the ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 21 May 1846, in Paris; died 14 November 1920.

Painter, illustrator. Allegorical subjects. Murals, designs for stained glass, tapestries.

Merson, the son of the painter and art critic Charles-Olivier Merson, signed himself Luc Olivier-Merson. He studied under Charles Chassevent and Isidore Pils. He entered the Institut in ...

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Portuguese, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1963.

Born 1926, in Lisbon.

Painter, engraver, sculptor, ceramicist, illustrator. Designs for stained glass, tapestries.

A graduate of the school of decorative arts in Lisbon, Julio Pomar worked in the art colleges of Lisbon and Paris. He was originally influenced by Socialist Realism, especially by Portinari. A virtuoso graphic artist, his realism excels in the curlicues of a decorative style exaggerated to the point of being non-representational. He has illustrated Cervantes's ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Active from 1919 and naturalised in France from 1947.

Born 11 February 1909, in Warneton (Flanders); died 5 May 1984, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, engraver, illustrator. Stage costumes and sets, murals, designs for mosaics, tapestries, and stained glass windows.

Gustave Singier's childhood was spent in war-torn Belgium under the German occupation. His father was a cabinet-maker and his mother a weaver. He started to paint in 1923, at the age of 14. He studied for three years at the École Boulle before going on to work (until 1936) as an interior architectural draughtsman and furniture designer, while painting in his free time. He met the painter Charles Walch, who encouraged him in his work and opened his eyes to his own potential as an artist painting from nature. He taught at the Académie Ranson in Paris from 1951 to 1954, then at the École des Beaux-Arts from 1967 to 1978....

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1923 (naturalised French citizen 1938).

Born 12 July 1892, in Nizhni Novgorod; died 30 March 1980, in Paris.

Painter, lithographer, illustrator, sculptor. Stained glass, tapestry designs.

Mezzanine de la Poésie Group.

Leon Zack was the son of a pharmacist. He studied literature at the University of Moscow, while at the same time taking drawing and painting classes in private academies. His first painting master was Yakimchenko, who had lived in Paris and been influenced by the impressionists. Zack then worked in the studio of Fedor Rerberg and more especially that of Ilya Mashkov, the founder of the Bubnovy Valet (Jack of Diamonds) group, the focus of the Moscow Cézannists and proto-cubists, which had been set up to oppose the academic style that still dominated Russia. In ...