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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 19 February 1946, in Washington DC.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, engraver, photographer, video artist, glassmaker, decorative designer. Theatre design.

AfriCobra Group.

Akili Ron Anderson attended the Corcoran School of Art and Howard University in Washington DC where he lives and works. He is a member of AfriCobra (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) founded in ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1861, in Detroit (Michigan); died 1938, in Katonah (New York), committed suicide.

Painter, pastellist, engraver. Animals, landscapes, still-lifes. Wall decorations.

George Randolph Barse studied in Paris between 1878 and 1884 with Cabanel, Boulanger and Lefebvre. Among his decorative paintings is ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1869, in Malden (Massachusetts).

Painter, engraver, illustrator, decorative designer.

Harold Brown studied at the Massachusetts Art School, the Cowes Art School in Boston and under Jean Paul Laurens and Gérôme in Paris. He was awarded a bronze medal at the Pan American Exhibition in Buffalo in ...

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American, 19th century, male.

Born 1800, in Boston (Massachusetts); died 1842.

Painter, designer of ornamental architectural features, engraver, decorative designer. Portraits, landscapes, military subjects, seascapes, harbour views, scenes with figures. Decorative panels.

Charles Codman trained with John Ritto Pennimans as a painter and designer of ornamental architectural features, and settled in Portland in ...

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American, 20th century, female.

Born in Berkeley (California).

Painter, engraver. Wall decorations.

Clio Damianakes was a member of the Chicago Engravers Society and was awarded a medal in 1922. She produced wall decorations.

Chicago (AI)

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1 June 1889, in Asheville (North Carolina); died 1974.

Painter, engraver, decorative designer, illustrator.

James Henry Daugherty studied at the Corcoran School of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia School of Fine Arts, and was also a pupil of F. Brangwyn. He painted murals for Stamford High School, Connecticut, and a theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. Most of his work as an illustrator was for publications about the history of the USA....

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American, 20th century, female.

Born 8 July 1916, in Indianapolis (Indiana).

Painter, engraver, decorative designer.

Fay Elizabeth Davis studied at the John Herron Art Institute. She was a member of the Indianopolis Art Club, and in 1938 exhibited her work at the Indianapolis Art Exhibition at the John Herron Art Institute, winning a prize....

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American, 20th century, female.

Born in Storm Lake (Iowa).

Painter, engraver, decorative designer, illustrator.

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 24 December 1871, in Paris.

Painter, engraver, decorative designer.

Maurice Debonnet was a member of New York's Salmagundi Club, of which he was a prizewinner in 1929 and 1931. He was also a member of the Brooklyn Society of Modern Artists, the Brooklyn Watercolor Club, the New York Watercolor Club, the American Watercolor Society, the Nassau County Artist's League, the American Artists Professional League, and the Allied Artists of America. He exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago in ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1890, in the USA; died 1972.

Painter, engraver, decorative designer.

Eugene Dunkel is noted for his theatre sets.

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 30 October 1872, in Omaha (Nebraska).

Painter, engraver, decorative designer.

Edmond Ellis was also an architect. He decorated the interiors of public buildings, notably the Protestant episcopal church of Fordham, and private houses. He produced etchings.

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 10 December 1874, in Fort Wayne (Indiana); died 15 April 1960, in Falls Village.

Painter, engraver, illustrator. Wall decorations, stage sets, posters.

Charles Buckles Falls was a member of the Society of Illustrators and the National Society of Mural Painters and was awarded a number of distinctions....

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 17 July 1871, in New York; died 31 July 1956, in New York.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, illustrator, decorative designer.

Novembergruppe, Die Blauen Vier.

Lyonel Feininger was born of German immigrant parents. He initially studied music and gave violin recitals at the age of twelve. He studied composition and in 1887 went to Hamburg to continue his musical training. He also took an interest in decoration and entered the Hamburg school of decorative arts and then, until 1891, studied painting at the Berlin academy together with Hancke and Waldemar Freidrich. In 1892-1893 he spent some months in Paris, where he worked at the Académie Colarossi for six months. He went back to Berlin and from 1893 to 1906 contributed cartoons and satirical drawings to ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 14 March 1903, in New York; died 4 March 1974, in New York.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman, engraver (etching/aquatint). Still-lifes. Wall decorations, screen prints.

Colour Field Painting.

The Ten Group. School of New York.

Adolph Gottlieb studied at the Art Students League in New York for two years (1919-1921), where he was taught painting by John Sloan and Robert Henri. He travelled to Germany and then to France, where he attended art classes at the Académie de la Grande-Chaumière in Paris between 1921 and 1922. During this period he came into contact with the various forms of avant garde art and also became interested in primitive African art. In 1923 he returned to New York and completed his studies at the Parson School of Design and the Art Students League. In 1935 he founded the group ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1 December 1871, in Kansas City; died 1938, in Falls Village.

Painter, engraver, decorative designer.

Troy Kinney studied at Yale University and the Art Institute of Chicago. He was a both a figure painter and illustrator, but was most famous as an etcher and drypoint artist. He became a member of the Chicago Society of Etchers, the Brooklyn Society of Etchers, the Philadelphia Paint Club and the New York Architectural League. He depicted nudes and dance scenes, particularly of the ballet, and he portrayed leading ballerinas such as Vera Fokina, Totola Valencia and the Russian dancer, Pavlova....

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1910, in Philadelphia; died 1975.

Painter, sculptor, decorative designer. Stage sets.

Gabriel Kohn's father was an engraver, and he studied under him before being admitted at the Cooper Union in 1929 to study sculpture with Gaetano Cecere. He went on to learn modelling at the Institute of Design, while working for New York sculptors in the early 1930s. From ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 2 January 1869, in Charlotte; died 31 January 1914, in Étaples, France.

Painter, engraver, decorative designer. Scenes with figures, landscapes.

Augustus Koopman started his art studies in Philadelphia and completed them in Paris, under William Bouguereau and Tony Robert-Fleury. He twice won the Paris American Art Association prize, along with other awards (Wanamaker in ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1 April 1893, in Sedalia (Montana); died 1982.

Painter, engraver, illustrator. Portraits, figures, murals, decorative schemes.

Leroy MacMorris was the pupil of Pennell, Léon Gaspard and Gorgeut. He was a member of the Salmagundi Club and of the American Federation of the Arts....

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1898, in Paris, to American parents; died 1954.

Painter (gouache/tempera), watercolourist, engraver, lithographer, illustrator. Genre scenes, street scenes, circus scenes, urban landscapes, seascapes. Wall decorations.

Reginald Marsh was born in Paris, when his parents, American artists Fred Dana Marsh and Alice Randall, were spending time in France. From 1923 he was a student with the Art Students League in New York. There he was the pupil of Kenneth Hayes Miller, who became his friend and encouraged him to paint the lives of the underprivileged in New York. He made his debut as an illustrator, collaborating on numerous American periodicals. At the end of 1929 he was introduced to tempera by Thomas Hart Benton. He reached his artistic maturity at the beginning of the 1930s at the time when America was facing the Depression. He belonged to the tradition of the Ashcan School, painting scenes from urban life and exposing its most sordid aspects. He executed some murals for the Post Office Department Building in Washington. He was the husband of Felicia Meyer....

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 19 August 1872, in Indiana; died 16 October 1943.

Painter, engraver, illustrator. Panoramas, wall decorations.

Howard McCormick started his training at the Indianapolis School of Art where he was the pupil of William Forsyth. He was later under the direction of William Merritt Chase in New York and Laurens in Paris (...