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W. Iain Mackay

(b Ica, 1914; d Lima, July 21, 1961).

Peruvian painter, potter and sculptor. He had little formal education, but after training as a boxer in Lima he settled in Buenos Aires, where his interest in pottery led him to set up a workshop for the conservation of Pre-Columbian pottery and for the manufacture of pottery in the style of this period. He learnt to sculpt and studied painting under Emilio Pettoruti (1892–1971). In 1938 he went to Paris, where he studied the work of the French masters and relaxed his style, rejecting academic canons. Returning to Peru in 1942, he adopted a rather Expressionist style of painting, with clear lines, suggestive of sculpted forms. He avoided the other avant-garde European styles of the period, opting for a while for elements of the Indigenist style (see Peru, Republic of, §IV, 2). Under Pettoruti he developed a great interest in sculpture. His activity in this field was limited to a few works, culminating in ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Sculptor.

In 1795, Melis won second prize from the Accademia di San Luca in Rome for a terracotta, Jacob Taking Leave of Benjamin. From 1798 to 1801, he worked as a restorer at the museum in Raxa, Majorca.

Raxa (Mus.): Head of a Woman...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 14 September 1942, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, collage artist, engraver, potter, illustrator, art restorer (painting). Figures, portraits, nudes, landscapes, still-lifes.

Bernard Thomas-Roudeix spent his childhood in Aurillac and Corrèze before going on to study at the École National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He has lived in Paris since ...