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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 22 June 1952, in Bordeaux.

Painter (including mixed media), sculptor, potter. Stage sets.

At the age of 24, Philippe Aïni gave up his job as a pastry cook to become an artist, although he lacked any training. At first, he was supported and encouraged to exhibit by Jean-Pierre Roche of the Galerie Émergences in Bordeaux (...

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Native American (Wiyot and Yurok), 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1946, in Newport (Oregon).

Sculptor, painter, ceramicist, mixed-media artist, print-maker.

Rick Bartow of the Wiyot and Yurok Nations of Northern California works in a number of media to create images which often reference indigenous North American transformation myths. His work with the Maori artist John Bevan Ford has also been an influence. In ...

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Canadian First Nations (Ojibwa), 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1942 or 1943, in M’chigeeng (West Bay), Manitoulin Island. Died 2005, Ottawa.

Draughtsman, painter, ceramicist, installation artist.

Carl Beam, a distinguished Ojibwa artist, was the first Canadian indigenous artist to gain recognition for contemporary Native American art by having one of his pieces accepted into the National Gallery of Art (Ottawa). He achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Victoria, and ...

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Italian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 14 November 1949, in Morro d'Alba (province of Ancona, Marche).

Sculptor, draughtsman, painter, mixed media, potter. Figures, landscapes, architectural views.

Transavanguardia.

Enzo Cucchi is 'the third C' of the Italian Transavangardia movement, with Sandro Chia and Francesco Clemente. He spent some time at the school in Macerata working in conceptual art and also as a restorer. He lives and works in Ancona and Rome....

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 17 May 1947, in Paris.

Painter, collage artist, sculptor of assemblages, mixed media, potter.

Odile Frachet was originally a decorator of crockery and porcelain, and has taught in a number of different workshops. She creates ceramic panels and collages, in a solidly structured, naturalistic yet abstract style. She also made a fountain for the water treatment factory in Toulouse....

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1958, in La Clayette (Saône-et-Loire).

Installation artist, painter. Multimedia.

Conceptual Art.

Since 1997, Anne-Marie Jugnet has been producing work in collaboration with Alain Clairet. In her early work, Jugnet often used a photographic process and neon lighting, which constructed and conceptualised around words or phrases which she 'brought into dialogue' with different environments. Working with Alain Clairet, the two artists seek to define the conditions of production of an object, to understand how it exists within reality, what it represents. To do this they deconstruct. Hence the 'American Series' in which elements of town plans, including empty, unbuilt areas that are displayed in guide books, are enlarged to a human scale. These works question the notions of emptiness, of flat geometric areas, of non-perspective, of reference, of a different way of perceiving. Another series of paintings, the ...

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Algerian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1947, in Ain-Beida.

Painter (mixed media), engraver, potter.

Koraichi studied at the school of fine art in Algiers, before continuing his education in Paris. He began as an engraver and practised calligraphy inspired by ethnic and then imaginary sources, which he transposed onto various materials such as wood, parchment, silk, and ceramic....

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946, in Lille.

Painter, collage artist.

Jacques Mayeux studied sculpture and ceramics at the École des Arts Appliqués in Roubaix before attending Jean Brizy's studio in Lille. He began teaching art in 1970, based in Terdeghem (Nord). He first produced pottery then developed a technique of paper collage on canvas. His abstract compositions usually stand out for their fine shaded tones. Human shapes, faces or bodies, appear later. He has taken part in collective exhibitions in Lille and other northern cities and in the Salon de Mai in Paris. He has shown his works in solo exhibitions in several Lille galleries....

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Spanish, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1955, in Benavente.

Painter, sculptor, mixed media, potter.

Mabela Regueras Grande started by undertaking sculptural and ceramic projects based on figurative themes, after which he quickly moved on to abstraction using coloured paper, old newspapers and various types of packing. He has painted abstract compositions, including ...

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German, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1954, in Oldenburg.

Painter, watercolourist, installation artist, sculptor (steel/bronze/ceramics), draughtsman. Scenes with figures, figures, architectural views, still-lifes. Stage sets.

Düsseldorf Constructive Sculpture.

Thomas Schütte was a pupil of Klaus Rinke, Gerhard Richter and Fritz Schwegler from 1973 to 1981...