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Elizabeth F. Bennett

Chinese calligrapher, minor painter and seal-carver. He passed the civil service examination to become a jinshi in 1789. He then had a series of official posts, serving on the Board of Justice, as an examiner and as a prefectural magistrate first at Huizhou in Guangdong Province and then at Yangzhou in Jiangsu Province. Yi is generally recognized as a leading figure in the stele studies (...

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Madeleine Rocher-Jauneau

French sculptor. He was the son of a silk merchant and trained under the painter Donat Nonotte at the Ecole Royale de Dessin in Lyon. He then worked with the local sculptor Barthélemy Blaise (1738–1819). In 1772 he assisted Blaise with the restoration of the sculptures on the façade of the Hôtel de Ville. By ...

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Chinese, 19th century, male.

Active in the early 19th century.

Born in Shanxi (Zhejiang).

Painter.

Dong Xun was from Beijing. He specialised in painting orchids and bamboo and was a poet and seal carver.

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Y. de la Genardière

French sculptor. He began his career as a self-taught wood-carver, going on in 1813 to study sculpture in Lyon with Joseph Chinard and then with Joseph-Charles Marin. In 1817 he entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris as a pupil of François-Frédéric Lemot. He first exhibited at the Salon in ...

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Japanese, 19th century, male.

Active in Tokyo.

Sculptor.

Goto Sadayuki exhibited Horse, a wooden sculpture, at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle.

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Japanese, 19th century, male.

Active in Tokyo.

Sculptor.

Work by Hamada Masaaki was exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900.

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Japanese, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Tokyo.

Sculptor.

Hattori Koren was awarded a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1900.

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Japanese, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1872, in Okayama Prefecture; died 1979.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, mythological figures, local figures, portraits.

Hirakushi studied sculpture under Takamura Koun and was soon selected to take part in the Bunten (ministry of education) exhibition and exhibitions at the art institute. In ...

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Japanese, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Tokyo.

Sculptor.

Hirayama Kantei won a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900.

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Japanese, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in Germany.

Born 1951.

Painter, sculptor, draughtswoman, watercolourist. Figures.

Symbolism.

Leiko Ikemura lives in Cologne and Berlin, where she teaches painting at the Hochschule der Künste. She started to become known in the 1980s, notably in Switzerland. Her style, related to the new Expressionism of the beginning of the 1980s, has veered towards Symbolism. The central figures of her mythology are a little girl and a cat, and her magical universe is bathed in metamorphoses between the animal, vegetable and human kingdoms. She shows her works in solo exhibitions, including ...