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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born January 1851, in Paris; died 1938.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Orientalism.

Albert Aublet was a pupil of Claudius Jacquand and Gérôme. Very early on, he was drawn to the East, first visiting Constantinople (now Istanbul) in ...

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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1853, in Milan; died 1937, in Milan.

Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, sculptor. Nudes, portraits, church interiors, interiors, genre scenes, local scenes, landscapes, landscapes with figures, seascapes, still-lifes.

Leonardo Bazzaro was the brother of the sculptor Ernesto Bazzaro, and a pupil of Giuseppe Bertini at the Accademia di Brera in Milan. He started out making architectural drawings. He won the Fumagalli Prize and the Giotto Institute Prize in 1878. He also won medals in Paris in 1889, and in Milan, Palermo, Antwerp and St Louis....

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 April 1863, in London; died 27 November 1933, in London.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, illustrator. Figure compositions, religious subjects, mythological subjects, landscapes.

Robert Anning Bell was the pupil of Aimé Morot in Paris and of Sir George Frampton in London. He taught at University College, Liverpool (...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 28 April 1868, in Lille; died 16 April 1941, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, nudes, portraits, genre scenes, still-lifes, landscapes, urban landscapes. Designs for tapestries.

Symbolism.

School of Pont-Aven.

Émile Bernard plays a singular role in the history of painting in the late-19th century. As demonstrated by the important retrospective of his work mounted by the Fondation Mona Bismarck in Paris in 1991, he was the often-overlooked originator of a number of highly innovative movements (Cloisonnism, Synthetism, even Symbolism), whose paternity he claimed with vehemence in his writings, before he turned his back on them all with equal forcefulness later in life. He moved to the western Paris suburb of Asnières with his family in 1881, and showed an early interest in painting, studying at the Atelier Cormon from the age of 16. Here he met his mentor, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and subsequently Van Gogh. Expelled from the studio in 1886 for insubordination and lack of discipline, he travelled to Normandy and Brittany, where he encountered Gauguin and his followers from the Pont-Aven School. In the same year, he painted the ...

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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 12 February 1821, in Rome; died 20 January 1908, in Rome.

Painter, sculptor. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Roberto Bompiani studied at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome and was later appointed principal of that institution. He sculpted only a small number of statues, among them ...

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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Turin.

Born 1861, in Turin; died 1947.

Painter, sculptor. Religious subjects.

Milan, 11 Dec 1986: The Virgin and Child with St John (oil on panel, 19¾ × 9 ins/50 × 22 cm) ITL 2,000,000

Turin, 10 Dec 2002...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1834, in Malden (Massachusetts); died 1919, in Newton Upper Falls (Massachusetts).

Painter, sculptor. Historical subjects, religious subjects, figures, portraits, landscapes.

Darius Cobb was the twin brother of Cyrus Cobb. The works for which he is known include portraits of ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1869, in Antwerp; died 1941, in Brussels.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator, poster artist. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes.

Art Nouveau.

Having first studied law, Ghisbert Combaz became a pupil at the academy in Antwerp and a professor at the Brussels academy. He spent most of his life in Antwerp, where he exhibited from 1886 onwards; he also exhibited in conjunction with the association of Art Nouveau artists known as the Libre Esthétique from 1897. As an art historian, he made special study of the art of the Far East. With their sinuous and undulating rhythm, the arabesques in his engravings and posters provide typical examples of the Modern Style....

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Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1862, in Huesca; died 1928.

Painter, sculptor, decorative artist. Religious subjects.

Coronas, a coadjutor of the Jesuits, lived and worked in numerous towns in Spain, where he covered the walls of religious buildings with his compositions.

Arnáiz, José Manuel...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 7 November 1873, in Montpellier.

Painter, sculptor. Religious subjects.

Montpellier: Copy of the Virgin called The Beautiful Gardener (after Raphael)