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Romanian, 20th century, female.

Active in Argentina from 1940 and in France from 1961; naturalised in 1981 in France.

Born 27 November 1923, in Bucharest.

Painter, engraver, ceramicist, collage artist. Figures, landscapes. Designs for stained glass.

Neo-Constructivism, Symbolism.

Simona Ertan took classes in drawing, painting and linoleum engraving in Bucharest from 1934 to 1940. At the end of 1940 she left with her family for Argentina and settled in Buenos Aires. There, while continuing to paint, she took classes in aesthetics and pottery. In 1950, her encounter with Picasso's ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1882, in Lamballe; died 22 February 1958, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache/mixed media), watercolourist, potter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, designer. Genre scenes, animals, landscapes. Murals, designs for tapestries, designs for stained glass, designs for glazed earthenware.

Méheut studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Rennes from 1898 and subsequently enrolled at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and followed the courses of Eugène Grasset at the École Normale d'Enseignement du Dessin. In 1914, he set off on a world trip which enabled him to paint in Hawaii and in Japan, but which he had to abandon following the call for general mobilisation for World War I. During the war, he fought on the front in Artois and in Argonne and drew the daily life of his comrades, published as ...