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Kirk Ambrose

(b Moscow, May 7, 1903; d Paris, Jan 25, 1988).

Lithuanian art historian, scholar of folklore and Egyptology, and diplomat of Russian birth. Son of the celebrated Lithuanian Symbolist poet of the same name, Jurgis Baltrušaitis II studied under Henri(-Joseph) Focillon at the Sorbonne and earned the PhD in 1931. The concerns of his mentor are evident in La stylistique ornementale dans la sculpture romane (1931), which reprises and extends arguments for the ‘law of the frame’ in Romanesque sculpture. Accordingly, the shapes of architectural members, such as capitals and tympana, determined the articulation of sculptural forms. This theory could account for the genesis of a wide array of monumental carvings, from foliate capitals to narrative reliefs, but ultimately it had a rather limited impact on the field of Romanesque sculptural studies. In a scathing critique, Schapiro argued that Baltrušaitis’s book—and by implication Focillon’s methods—robbed Romanesque sculptors of agency and neglected the religious and expressive meanings of this art form....

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Greek, 19th century, male.

Died c. 1920, in Greece.

Sculptor.

This artist exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris and was awarded a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1889 and again in 1900.

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Greek, 19th century, female.

Born 29 April 1843, in London; died 14 July 1914, in Paris.

Sculptor.

Maria Cassavetti Zambaco was a wealthy Greek Heiress. Following a failed marriage to Demetrius Zambaco, a doctor to the Greek community in Paris, she returned to London to live with her mother. She studied under Edward Burne-Jones in London and under Alphonse Legros and Auguste Rodin in Paris. She exhibited at the Royal Academy in London and, from ...

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Greek, 19th century, male.

Born at the end of the 19th century, in Athens.

Sculptor.

Doucas was a pupil of Boucher and exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1923. He sculpted mainly busts.

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Born 13 September 1920.

Sculptor.

Symbolism.

Kosmas took classes at the school of fine art in Athens, from which he graduated in 1945, obtained a grant to complete his training in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts from 1952 to 1954...

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Greek, 19th century, male.

Born 4 December 1836, in Athens; died 6 December 1882, in Naples.

Sculptor.

Drossis was a pupil of Siegel in Athens, then finished his studies in Munich and in Rome, before returning to his home town, where he was made professor of the Academy. Of his works can be cited: ...

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Greek, 19th century, female.

Born in Athens.

Sculptor.

Cleonice Gennadios received an honourable mention in 1891, at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris; she had exhibited at the London Royal Academy in 1873.

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Greek, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born in Siros.

Sculptor.

Pierre A. Krinos was a student of Lazaros Sochos. He took part in the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900, obtaining a commendation.

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Greek, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1859, on Corfu; died 1926.

Painter. Battles, portraits, landscapes, seascapes.

Emilios Prosalentis was born into a family of painters and sculptors and received his first instruction from his father, Spyros Prossalentis, who was a painter. He then went to Paris, where he developed an interest in the Impressionists, before returning to Corfu. He was a prolific landscape painter whose work reveals a great lyric sensibility. His portraits, however, are in the academic style he inherited from his father....

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Greek, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 6 January 1862, on Tinos; died 1911, in Athens.

Sculptor. Statues, monuments.

Lazaros Sochos first took drawing lessons from the French master Guillemet in Constantinople (now Istanbul). He then went to Paris, where he worked under Cavelier and Antonin Mercié at the École des Beaux-Arts, and stayed in the city ...