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Gordon Campbell

Israeli designer, active in Britain. In 1981 Arad founded, with Caroline Thorman, One Off Ltd, a design studio, workshops and showroom in Covent Garden, London. In 1989, again with Caroline Thorman, he founded Ron Arad Associates, an architecture and design practice in Chalk Farm. In ...

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Russian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France since 1990.

Born 1946.

Painter, pastellist. Scenes with figures, figures, nudes, interiors with figures, landscapes with figures, gardens, seascapes.

Chubanov attended the V.I. Mukhina School of Fine Art in Leningrad (now St Petersburg). He became a member of the association of artists in Leningrad, and of the association of Russian artists (international foundation of Russian culture) in ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 13 June 1962, in Paris.

Painter. Interiors with figures, gardens, still-lifes, fruit.

The daughter of Michel Couchat, Domitille Couchat paints her immediate environment - her study, simple everyday objects such as a garden chair or a night table, a luncheon scene, fruit and so on, all rendered in a range of muted colours....

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Mary M. Tinti

Architecture, design and conceptual art partnership. Diller Scofidio + Renfro [Diller + Scofidio] was formed in 1979 by Elizabeth Diller (b Lodz, Poland, 1954) and Ricardo Scofidio (b New York, NY, 1935) as an interdisciplinary design practice based in New York....

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American, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1953, in Cleveland (Ohio).

Painter. Landscapes.

April Gornik's paintings reflect her deep knowledge of 19th-century landscape artists. Her work does not quote directly from earlier works, however, and is distinguished by her detached vision, resolutely avoiding any hint of Romanticism. Her work has featured in a number of group exhibitions and one-woman shows, including ...

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Joan Marter

American environmental artist. Johanson is known for art projects created in the natural landscape that solve environmental problems. She is considered a pioneer in ecological art and has made permanent installations in gardens and parks in the United States and abroad. Johanson was born in New York City, where she was a frequent visitor to parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. She graduated from Bennington College where she studied with sculptor Tony Smith. While at Bennington (...

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American, 20th–21st century, female.

Active in New York and Colorado.

Born October 1959, in Athens (Ohio).

Sculptor, landscape artist, architect.

Environmental Art, Land Art.

Maya Lin studied architecture at Yale University, obtaining a BA in 1981 and an MA in 1986. In 1987, Yale awarded her an honorary doctorate in fine arts. She taught in the Yale art history department, the school of landscape design at Harvard University, and the Phillips Exeter Academy. She also worked as a design consultant and an architectural designer....

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 28 May 1972, in Aillant-sur-Tholon (Yonne).

Painter. Portraits, interiors with figures, landscapes, gardens, still-lifes.

Melissa Pinon is a graduate of the l'École Nationale des Beaux-arts in Paris. Using conventional techniques (oils, colle de peau, distemper), she paints from nature in order to capture the atmosphere of public gardens and public and private interiors. She also teaches drawing and composition....

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Jeremy Hunt and Jonathan Vickery

At the turn of the millennium, public art was an established global art genre with its own professional and critical discourse, as well as constituencies of interest and patronage independent of mainstream contemporary art. Art criticism has been prodigious regarding public art’s role in the ‘beautification’ of otherwise neglected social space or in influencing urban development. Diversity and differentiation are increasingly the hallmarks of public art worldwide, emerging from city branding strategies and destination marketing as well as from artist activism and international art events and festivals. The first decade of the 21st century demonstrated the vast opportunity for creative and critical ‘engagement’, activism, social dialogue, and cultural co-creation and collective participation. New public art forms emerged, seen in digital and internet media, pop-up shops, and temporary open-access studios, street performance, and urban activism, as well as architectural collaborations in landscape, environment or urban design....

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Jacqueline Francis

American sculptor, printmaker, landscape designer and teacher. The eldest child of seven children born to Reginald Puryear, a postal worker, and Martina Puryear, a schoolteacher, Puryear majored in art at the Catholic University of America. He studied painting with Nell B. Sonneman and Franz Kline...

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Professional organization devoted to the study of architecture worldwide. Founded in 1940 by a small group of students and teachers attending summer session at Harvard University, the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) has grown into the leading professional and scholarly organization in the world concerned with various aspects of the built environment. With a membership of around ...

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Gavin Townsend

Federal Agency, founded in 1933. Chartered by the US Congress on May 18, 1933, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) was established to control the flooding of the Tennessee River and to generate the enormous amounts of hydroelectric power needed nationally. To fulfill its aims, TVA constructed dams, hydroelectric plants, locks and housing throughout the Tennessee River basin, employing thousands of workers in Southern Appalachia and providing economic relief and electricity to one of the most impoverished regions of the country....

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 16 March 1948, in St-Ambroise (Gard).

Painter. Landscapes.

Lettrism.

Jean-Jacques Venturini began as a landscape artist, then came close to the Lettrist group. The signs he employs demonstrate a marked preference for the scroll, the curve, rounded forms and foetal spaces....

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Belgian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1954, in Bastogne.

Painter, engraver. Landscapes.

Willy Welter studied at the Académie St-Luc in Liège, where he later taught. His work is similar to that of the Abstract landscape artists.

Liège (Drawings and Prints Collection)

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British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Britain, and in France from 1999 to 2005.

Born 1922, in Urmston (Manchester).

Painter. Urban scenes, buildings, landscapes, gardens, figures.

Fred Yates is self-taught as an artist. He worked as an insurance clerk, then served in the Grenadier Guards during World War II. In ...