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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 April 1868, in Hamburg; died 27 February 1940, in Berlin.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, architect, designer, decorative artist, graphic designer. Posters, furniture, wallpaper, carpets, glassware, ceramics, table services, jewellery, silverwork, objets d'art, typefaces.

Jugendstil, functional school.

Die Sieben (Group of Seven), Deutscher Werkbund...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 7 March 1912, in St-Étienne; died 5 December 1995, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, lithographer, illustrator, medallist. Wall decorations, designs for tapestries, designs for mosaics, designs for stained glass, frescoes, ceramics.

Jacques Despierre entered the studio of Lucien Simon at the École Nationale Superieur des Beaux-Arts in Paris in ...

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 19 November 1865, in Hamburg; died 11 June 1902, in Badenweiler.

Painter, decorative artist, illustrator, engraver, designer, ceramicist, textile designer. Portraits, landscapes, flowers. Designs for stained glass, designs for tapestries, ex-libris plates, advertising posters, fabrics, ceramics, metal objects, ironware, lamps, furniture, typefaces, jewellery, wallpaper...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 29 September 1935, in Philippeville, Algeria.

Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, engraver, medallist, illustrator. Figures, landscapes. Wall decorations, designs for stained glass, postage stamps.

Irolla's figurative painting is traditional, depicting the skies of Champagne, its valleys, vineyards, village churches and streets. He executed stained glass windows (Châlons-sur-Marne), mural decorations (Vitry-le-François, St-Memmie, Châlons-sur-Marne) and numerous postage stamps. He also illustrated several books, notably ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1675, in Turin, Italy; died 1750, in Paris.

Painter, sculptor, architect, decorative designer, engraver, goldsmith.

Meissonnier went to Paris in 1714, and was best known as a goldsmith and decorative painter. He was a brilliant ornamentalist and was made goldsmith to the king. He produced many drawings for engravings, and his works reveal the spirit and elegance of the 18th century. His style was rococo in the extreme, and was appropriate to his position as organiser of royal festivals and funerals. His design of the façade of St-Sulpice, Paris, was not used....

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 10 December 1903, in Paris; died 19 April 1995.

Painter, engraver, enameller. Portraits, nudes, flowers. Frescoes, designs for stained glass, medals.

Daniel Octobre was a son of the sculptor Aimé, and a pupil of Ernest Laurent. He lived and worked in Paris, where he exhibited at the Salon of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, and at the Salon des Tuileries, of which he became a member. He won the first Prix de Rome in ...

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 22 November 1875, in Teterov (Mechlemburg).

Painter, lithographer, engraver, decorative designer. Ex-libris plates, designs (precious metals).

Rudolf Rochga was a pupil of Franz von Stuck at the Munich Academy. He gave goldsmith's designs to the firm of Peter Bruckmann & Son at Heilbronn. In ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 21 August 1893, in Florence; died 1959, in Marina di Pietrasanta.

Painter, sculptor, engraver (burin), medallist, decorative artist, goldsmith.

Futurism.

A pupil of L. Andreotti, Ernesto Michehelles Thayaht was the brother of the painter Ruggiero Michaelles. Like him, he was a member of the Tuscan Futurist group formed in ...