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Polish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1866, in Lubaczów; died 1924, in Cracow.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, decorative artist, ceramicist, sculptor, designer. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes. Furniture.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

Debicki studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna from 1881 to 1884, then in Munich, Paris, Lemberg (now Lviv, Ukraine) and Cracow. He first settled in Lemberg and began teaching in ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 18 January 1910, in Menin (West Flanders); died 26 July 1989, in Brussels.

Sculptor.

Dobbels was a pupil of Clamagirand. He developed an abstract Symbolism in stone, wood and terracotta, creating shapes according to the particular characteristics of each material. He carried out monumental sculptures that can be found in public places in Brussels, notably on the campuses of universities. From ...

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Spanish, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 25 November 1946, in León.

Painter, sculptor. Figures.

Symbolism.

Vicente Guttierrez Tascon trained in drawing and ceramics in León, and went on to join the ceramics department at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid. Guttierrez Tascon paints female figures, such as mothers working or with their children. His world is a calm, soothing and serene one of almost voluptuous languidness, but is also a world in which the almost primitivist schematism of form suspends reality, transforming it into the abstract. These same sculptural forms are naturally found in his bronzes....

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 16 June 1922, in St Amandsberg (Ghent).

Painter, sculptor, engraver, potter. Figures, allegorical subjects. Monuments.

Symbolism.

August Michiels studied at the academies in Ostend and Ghent and was awarded the 1961 sculpture prize of the Amitiés Françaises d'Ostende, an association dedicated to Franco-Belgian friendship. He produced several monumental sculptures in Belgium, notably in Langemark and Ostend. He drew his inspiration predominantly from the female figure, marine flora and fauna and allegorical sources and was adept in ceramic techniques....

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Danish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 15 August 1854, near Prastø; died 10 September 1933, in Roskilde.

Painter, potter. Figures, genre scenes, landscapes.

Symbolism.

Lauritz Ring exhibited in Paris, securing an honourable mention in 1889 and a bronze at successive Expositions Universelles. His painting documents his empathy with peasant life....

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1855, in Paris; died 18 January 1922, in Paris.

Sculptor, medallist, potter, engraver. Religious, allegorical and mythological subjects, nudes. Statues, busts, statuettes.

Symbolism.

Pierre Roche studied with Alfred Roll at the Académie Julian from 1873 to 1878 and in ...

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French, 20th century, female.

Born 31 October 1935, in Paris.

Sculptor, potter. Low reliefs.

Symbolism.

Tullio began to work in clay in 1967. She had no training but worked alone in the country and did her first firings herself, becoming professional in 1970. Tullio uses only clay, without any colour. Her terracotta bowls are like globes that are derived from a cosmic, telluric world. She has also produced wall panels and enamelled plaques....

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Lebanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1949, of Beirut origin.

Painter, draughtsman, potter. Designs for tapestries.

Symbolism.

Wakim Wakim studied sculture between 1967 and 1971 and then moved to Paris, where he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1972. In 1975 he began studying ceramics at the École des Arts Appliqués and tapestry in the workshop of Roger Caron. In ...