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Richard Cork

(b India, Feb 15, 1884; d Cookham, Berks, March 13, 1959).

English painter, designer, ceramicist and sculptor. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art between 1899 and 1903, where Wyndham Lewis was a fellow student, and then taught art at Clifton College (1907–10). It seems that Hamilton was in sympathy with avant-garde developments since he was involved c. 1912 with the Cave of the Golden Calf, the audacious cabaret club decorated with murals and sculpture by Jacob Epstein, Eric Gill, Charles Ginner, Spencer Gore and Wyndham Lewis. His work was shown in the final month of Roger Fry’s Second Post-Impressionist Exhibition (January 1913) in London, and later that year he joined the Omega Workshops, designing furniture, clothes and avant-garde interiors. In October 1913, however, he left Omega with Frederick Etchells, Lewis and Edward Wadsworth in protest against Fry’s policy.

Hamilton’s work was included in the ‘Cubist Room’ section of the Camden Town Group and Others...

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Gordon Campbell

[Ger.: ‘Indian flowers’]

Floral porcelain decoration derived from the floral decoration of Japanese Kakiemon ware porcelain and developed in Europe by Johann Gregorius Höroldt at Meissen porcelain factory (e.g. on a tankard made at Meissen, c. 1730–35; Boston, MA, Mus. F.A.). These designs were to have a decisive influence on European porcelain painting, initially in Germany (Bayreuth, Fulda, Höchst and Ansbach) and later in France (notably Chantilly), where it was known as ‘fleurs des Indes’, and England (notably Derby). The style was succeeded by ...

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Widayat  

Indonesian, 20th century, male.

Born 1923, in Kutoarjo, Indonesia.

Painter.

Widayat studied at the Indonesian fine arts academy in Yogyakarta. In 1960, he spent some time in Japan, where he studied pottery and traditional gardens. In 1974, he won the prize at the painting Biennale at the Jakarta Exhibition. His work has been shown in Indonesia and abroad....