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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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Inmaculada Julián

(b Madrid, Feb 26, 1937).

Spanish painter, sculptor, potter, printmaker and stage designer . As a painter he was mainly self-taught. After working as a journalist in 1957, he left Spain in 1958 to avoid military service, settling in Paris. There he continued to work both as a journalist and painter. From 1968 to 1972 he lived in Milan, returning to Paris in 1973. His work developed from expressionism to realism (Nueva figurina), which reflected on the pictorial language and function of painting and the artist’s role in society. He manipulated ready-made images, words and elements derived from commercial art and the work of other painters. His pieces formed series whose titles referred to the legacy of the Spanish Civil War and the contemporary political situation to help make their critical point. His work frequently provoked controversy, for example his series Arcole Bridge and St Bernard’s Pass (1962–6) was based on the theme of Napoleon Bonaparte as a symbol of imperialism (e.g. ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 11 January 1911, in Tournai; died 1996.

Sculptor (metal), ceramicist, engraver, lithographer. Stage sets, designs for tapestries, architectural integration.

Pierre Caille attended evening classes at the academy in Tournai, and in 1929-1930 worked in Joris Minne's workshop at the École d'Architecture et des Arts Decoratifs in Brussels, founded by Henry van de Velde in ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 7 January 1888, in Paris; died 26 March 1976, in Fréjus (Var).

Sculptor, ceramicist, fresco artist. Busts, funerary monuments, stage sets, wall decorations.

Baron Léon Albert Marie de Leyritz was a pupil of J.P. Aubé and from 1906 of Antonin Mercié at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He received the Prix Chenavard in ...

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American, 20th century, female.

Born in New York.

Engraver, sculptor, designer. Stage costumes and sets, murals, ceramics.

Valerie J. Maynard studied at the New School, New York, and Goddard College, Plainfield (Vermont). She is based in Baltimore (Maryland). She has exhibited in Sweden, Nigeria and, in the USA, at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, in ...

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Spanish, 20th century, male.

Active in Uruguay, Argentina and France from 1938.

Born 17 December 1919, in Pontevedra (Galicia).

Painter, sculptor, engraver, ceramicist. Murals, stage sets.

When he finished his studies in Spain, Leopoldo Novoa went to live in Uruguay and then Argentina from 1938 to 1961...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Valsolda near Lugano from 1570 to 1590.

Sculptor.

He modelled 95 statues in terracotta in the chapel of La Stage degli Innocenti (the Massacre of the Innocents) at Varallo.

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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...