Monogram attributed to Abraham Bosse.
Spanish, 16th century, male.
Active during the first half of the 16th century.
Painter. Religious subjects.
The master painted an altarpiece in Segovia signed A.B., seven panels of which can be found in the Prado in Madrid. His work shows the influence of Gerard David....
German, 14th – 17th century (?), male.
Monogram of a draughtsman, engraver (wood).
The monogram A. M. is found on an engraving on wood of a View of the Town of Meissen.
German, 17th century, male.
Monogram of a painter.
A.N. is thought to have worked in Leipzig. One of his works is dated 1600.
Dutch School, 17th century, male.
Monogram of a painter. Portraits.
The painter known as A. R. was working in 1610. According to the catalogue, the monogram found on a work in the Hanover art gallery is rather unclear but is believed to be the initials A. R. and the date ...
German, 17th – 18th century, male.
Active as a painter in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Cologne: Peaches, Plums, Figs and Grapes (signed with the monogram A. W.)
Dutch, 20th century, male.
Born 1883; died 1950.
Painter. Urban landscapes.
Amsterdam, 5 June 1990: View of Rome with St Angel Castle and the Tiber (1925, oil on canvas, 25½ × 52¼ ins/65 × 132.5 cm) NLG 1,150
Dutch, 18th century, male.
Active also active in France.
Born 1731, in The Hague; died 1809.
Painter, decorative artist. Allegorical subjects.
Dirck van der Aa was originally a pupil of Johann Heinrich Keller, and later of Gerrit Mes. He had a remarkable gift for composition and execution and was a talented colourist and draughtsman - all the qualities required to be a fine decorative artist. Later in his career he worked in partnership with his former teacher Gerrit Mes. Decorative panels for carriages were very fashionable at the period and the two artists established a strong reputation in this field. One of van der Aa's most important pieces is a room he decorated in the house of Baron de Heeckeren in The Hague. He is also known for the decoration he executed for the arrival of William IV at The Hague on ...
Dutch, 20th century, female.
Born in Cilacap (Java), Indonesia.
Painter. Portraits, still-lifes.
Edith van der Aa exhibited some still-lifes and her Portrait of A.H. Lemaître at the Paris Salon des Indépendants in the 1930s.
Dutch, 18th century, male.
Active at the beginning of the 18th century.
Died 4 January 1742, in Leiden.
Painter, draughtsman, illustrator.
Hillebrand van der Aa is believed to have been related to Pietersz. Boudewyn and Hillebrand van der Aa. He served an apprenticeship in the bookselling trade but, at the same time, developed his skills in the fine arts and was admitted to the Leiden painters' guild on ...
Dutch, 18th century, male.
Born during the second half of the 18th century, in The Hague; died 1776, in The Hague, at a young age.
Jacob van der Aa was a pupil of his uncle, the painter and decorative artist Dirk van der Aa. His name appears in the register of the guild of painters of The Hague in ...
(b Cologne, 1552; d Prague, March 4, 1615).
German painter and draughtsman, active also in Italy and Bohemia. One of the foremost painters of the circle gathered at the Prague court of Emperor Rudolf II (see Habsburg, House of family, §I, (10)), he synthesized Italian and Netherlandish influences in his portraits and erudite allegories.
Hans’s surname is derived from his father’s native town. According to Karel van Mander, he probably studied c. 1567–73 with the portrait painter Georg Jerrigh, who had trained in Antwerp. Von Aachen subsequently became a member of the Cologne guild of painters. He travelled to Italy c. 1574, first working in Venice as a copyist and for the painter Gaspar Rem (1542–1615/17), before going in 1575 to Rome, where he copied antique sculptures and the works of Italian masters; he also painted an Adoration of the Shepherds for the church of Il Gesù in Rome (1580s; untraced, but known from an engraving (...
German, 16th – 17th century, male.
Active also in Rome.
Born 1552, in Cologne; died 6 January 1616, in Prague.
Painter. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, genre scenes.
Aachen named himself after the town of Aachen, Germany, where his family came from and where his father was born. He showed a remarkable talent for drawing from a very young age and as a result was sent, at 16, to study under Jerrigh, a Flemish painter who had settled in Cologne. Aachen worked as his apprentice for nearly six years, studying the works of Spronghen in particular, who was then at the height of his fame. He went to Venice around 1574, where the works of Tintoretto made a profound impression on him. In 1575 he went to Rome, where his works attracted attention. He remained in Italy until 1587. He subsequently went to Cologne, and then Munich in 1589, on the invitation of William V, Duke of Bavaria. From 1592 he worked as a painter to the court of Rudolf II, which moved to Prague in 1596. He was one of several court artists sent around Europe by Rudolf II to buy works of art for the imperial collection. In 1602 he was awarded the title of advisor to the emperor. He kept his title and duties after the death of Rudolf and the accession of Emperor Matthias....
Norwegian, 18th century, male.
Born 16 August 1739, in Land; died 1792, in Ringerike.
Painter. Allegorical subjects, portraits, landscapes with figures.
Although his father was a farmer, as a young man Aadnes showed an obvious interest in the fine arts. In January 1770 he was sent to Christiania (now Oslo) to study with the well-known portrait painter Christian Tonning, from whom he acquired the basic techniques. In ...
Swedish, 19th – 20th century, male.
Born 1 July 1877, in Johannishus.
Having studied at the academy of art in Copenhagen in the last few years of the 19th century, Arvid Aae went on to specialise in painting portraits of children.
(b Ordrup, July 14, 1919; d Munkerup, nr Dronningmølle, Hillerød, June 29, 1982).
Danish painter, sculptor, designer and writer. He studied at the Kunsthåndvaerkerskole (1936–9) and the Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi (1939–46), both in Copenhagen. He experimented with non-figurative forms of expression in numerous media. He was a co-founder of Groupe Espace in 1951, and his work was important for the development of Concrete art internationally.
From 1947 to 1950 Aagaard Andersen developed a new, pure pictorial dynamic, moving from fine-lined drawings and faceted landscapes towards an abstract formal language that explored form in terms of light, shadow and reflection. His ‘picture boxes’, in which various elements manifested rhythmic and dynamic growth, explored the concept of painting as object. He began to use the techniques of folding and pleating (e.g. Black Picture Surface with Three Folded Sections, 1964; Esbjerg, Kstpav.), and his work was dominated by his interest in light and shadow.
Besides paintings, Aagaard Andersen produced a number of sculptures, for example the abstract steel work ...
Danish, 19th century, male.
Born 29 January 1833, in Odense; died 2 November 1895, in Copenhagen.
Painter. Landscapes with figures, landscapes.
Carl Frederik Aagaard studied at the Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi in Copenhagen, and then assisted his elder brother, from whom he learned the technique of engraving on glass. He then became assistant to the painter and decorative artist Georg Hilker, working with him on projects at the university and other public buildings. Later he joined Heinrich Hansen to work on prestigious decorating projects, particularly the chapel of King Christian IV. During this time, Aagaard worked with the landscape painter Peter Christian Skovgaard, and exhibited for the first time in ...
Norwegian, 19th century, male.
Born 13 October 1863, in Levanger.
Aagaard began his studies at the Trondheim technical school and then worked at the royal academy of art in Oslo. He later studied painting with Christian Krohg and Harriet Backer. He exhibited at the Paris ...
Norwegian, 19th century, male.
Born 3 September 1856, in Elverum; died 1 May 1904.
Painter, lithographer. Landscapes.
Olaf Alakram began his artistic education late in life. Around 1890 he worked with the painters Werenskojold and Gerhard Munthe in Oslo. He then went to train in Copenhagen under Zarhman in ...