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Cuban, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1947, in Pilon.

Engraver, lithographer, graphic designer.

Roger Aguilar graduated from the school of artistic education in Cuba in 1965. He has taken part in collective exhibitions since 1967. In 1975 he was awarded first prize for lithography at the National Engraving Salon. He works as a graphic artist for the Ministry of Culture....

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Roberto Pontual

(b São Paulo, 1935).

Brazilian painter and printmaker. After studying engraving in São Paulo, he moved to New York in 1959 to complete his studies at the Pratt Graphic Center, where his contact with international Pop art merged with his own interest in Brazilian popular imagery, for example in the portfolio of woodcuts Mine and Yours (1967). Immediately afterwards he began painting ambiguous and ironic still-lifes collectively titled Brasíliana, which use bananas as symbols of underdevelopment and exploitation, for example BR-1 SP (1970; São Paulo, Pin. Estado) and Bananas (1971; Washington, DC, Mus. Mod. A. Latin America). In 1971 he won a trip abroad in the National Salon of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro), which took him again to New York between 1972 and 1973. On his return to São Paulo he began the series Battlegrounds, in which he submitted the previously reclining bananas to slashing, torture and putrefaction. Subsequently shapes were reorganized into configurations of an undramatic Surrealism, playful, colourful, tumescent and as firmly rooted as ever in his native Brazil and Latin America....

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 2 January 1964, in Brest.

Painter, draughtsman, lithographer.

Pierre André studied at the Atelier de Sèvres from 1984-1985, and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1986 to 1988. He traces graphic interlacings in pencil over backgrounds of textured paint. The imperative of the landscapist is deliberately obscured by the multiplicity of paths traced. He created ensembles of large paintings commissioned by a hotel chain in Germany....

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British, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1963, in England.

Book artist, printmaker, graphic designer, installation artist, art director, writer, educator. Community art, environmental art.

After a Foundation course at Lanchester Polytechnic, Lanchester (1981–1982), Les Bicknell studied graphic design at the London College of Printing (...

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Dutch, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France since 1980.

Born 21 July 1951, in Haarlem.

Painter, engraver, sculptor. Figures.

Hans Bouman trained in illustration and advertising at the school of graphics in Amsterdam, then at the Gerrit Rietveldt Academie in Amsterdam (1973-1978). In parallel, he works for magazines and in advertising. In ...

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British, 20th–21st century, male.

Born November 1939, London.

Printer, printmaker, writer, poet, graphic artist. Artists’ books.

The son of a London docker, Ken Campbell was apprenticed in 1956 to a letterpress printer in Stepney Green and studied at the London College of Printing in 1959...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 24 February 1958.

Painter (including mixed media), collage artist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, poster artist. Stage sets.

Olivier de Cayron is a self-taught painter whose work betrays the influence of Pollock, Dubuffet and, on occasion, Michaux. In 1985, he was one of the co-founders of the ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 27 March 1948, in Sète.

Painter, engraver. Urban landscapes.

Gilles Marie Dupuy was a student at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. As a graphic artist, he has produced many advertising posters and industrial designs. His painting is figurative and highly evocative. He favours bright colours and firm brush-strokes, conveying a strong sense of ...

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British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1941, in Bicester, 1942 according to some sources.

Painter, print artist, poster artist.

Michael English studied at the Ealing Art School and became well known in the 1960s for his psychedelic posters. From 1966 he worked in partnership with Nigel Waymouth, the owner of the boutique 'Granny Takes a Trip'. The duo were known as ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 30 May 1931, in New York.

Painter, sculptor, graphic artist, printmaker, lithographer. Still-lifes, figures.

Audrey Flack studied at the Cooper Union, New York (1948-1951); Yale University, New Haven (BFA, 1952) with Jossef Albers; the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (1953); and the Art Students League, New York, under Robert Beverly Hale. She has taught in New York at the Pratt Institute and New York University (1960-1968); the Riverside Museum Master Institute (1966-1967); the School of Visual Arts (1970-1974); and the National Academy of Design (from 1987). Flack has been Albert Dorne Professor at University of Bridgeport, CT (1975); Mellon Professor at the Cooper Union, New York (1982); C. & R. Smith Distinguished Visiting Professor, George Washington University (1992); and Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (1994). She has served on the boards of directors of the College Art Association of America (1989-1994), the Wonder Woman Foundation, and Interns for Peace....

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British, 20th century, female.

Born 1974, in Crawley, England.

Book artist, printmaker, graphic arts, public art.

Lucy Harrison received her BFA in graphic arts from the Kent Institute of Art & Design in 1997. She began producing artists’ books and multiples while studying printmaking at the Royal College (...

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British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1962, in Tenterden, Kent.

Painter, printmaker, graphic artist. Figures, architecture.

Young British Artists.

Gary Hume studied at the Liverpool Polytechnic from 1985 to 1986, and at Goldsmiths College in London from 1986 to 1988. He was among a group of Goldsmith's graduates that featured in a show curated by fellow student Damien Hirst in ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 30 July 1940, in El Paso (Texas); died 13 June 2006, in Hondo, in a studio accident.

Sculptor, printmaker, graphic artist. Figures.

As a child, Luis Jiménez learned welding and spray-painting in his father's sign shop. He studied at the University of Texas in Austin, obtaining a BS in art and architecture in ...

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American, 20th–21st century, female.

Born 1955, in the USA.

Active in the United Kingdom.

Printmaker, graphic artist, curator, poet, educator. Artists’ books

Susan Johanknecht studied English literature at the University of Vermont and then printmaking at the Central School of Art, London, before undertaking an apprenticeship with Claire Van Vliet at the Janus Press, Vermont. She established the Gefn Press in ...

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South African, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 28 April 1955, in Johannesburg.

Draughtsman, engraver, graphic designer, film producer, sculptor, theatre and opera designer and producer. Multimedia, animated films.

Land Art.

Although William Kentridge has practised his creativity in many domains and in a wide range of media (animated films, land art, sculpture, printmaking, theatre and opera design and production, installations), it is chiefly his large-scale charcoal drawings in process (drawing for animation) and his unique, short, animated films and their projection that have given him international fame....

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S. J. Vernoit

(b Aïn Beida, Jan 20, 1947).

Algerian painter and graphic artist. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Algiers, and in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Ecole des Arts Décoratifs and Institut d’Urbanisme de l’Académie de Paris. After returning to Algeria he worked at the Bureau d’Etudes des Tanneries and the Bureaux d’Etudes des Textiles, and he then went to Tunisia, where he became cultural adviser at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Tunis. Inspired by the calligraphic movement in Arab painting in the 1960s, he explored the potential of abstract calligraphic compositions in graphic art to great effect (e.g. the engravings Testament of the Enemy, 1981) and also utilized such media as wood, silk, parchment and ceramics for this purpose, often with a minimal use of colour. Since 1970 he has exhibited his work in Europe, the Middle East, Japan, South America and the USA, and has won numerous awards.

Third World Biennale of Graphic Art...

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American, 20th–21st century, female.

Born 6 September 1965, in Boston.

Active in Bologna, Italy.

Painter, graphic artist, writer. Artists’ books.

Educated at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, Angela Lorenz studied art and semiotics at Brown University, Providence, graduating in 1987, but she also took courses in book arts at the Rhode Island School of Design. This was followed by a year at the University of Bologna ...

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Vincent Lieber

(b Kriens, Sept 10, 1947).

Swiss printmaker and painter. He attended the Kunstgewerbeschule, Zurich (1963–4). He worked as a graphic artist, executing a number of coloured screenprints that were exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (1968), at the Kunstmuseum, Lucerne (1970 and 1974) and at the Museum Bochum Kunstsammlung (1974). His work was strongly connected with body art although it was purely graphic until 1980; he produced black-and-white series of two or three offset prints drawn from photographs, in which he juxtaposed a self-portrait (sometimes together with a portrait of his wife Elke) and views of buildings or of interiors. Each component image was opposed or contradicted by the conjunction of all the images. He also produced a number of screenprints on canvas, such as Lüthi Also Cries for You (1970; see 1991 exh. cat., pl. 16). Lüthi gradually moved towards painting and working in colour, although he maintained the same central interest in his own body as the subject; as he grew older and heavier, his images grew increasingly sexual and provocative. He executed a number of oil paintings influenced by the work of Giorgio de Chirico and Francis Picabia, and he also began to work in aquatint and drypoint, principally depicting himself and his second wife Ulrike together. In the series ...

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Belgian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1948, in Etterbeek.

Painter, engraver.

The son of the illustrator Elisabeth Ivanovsky and of the poet René Meurant, Georges Meurant studied at the art academies in Brussels and in Watermael-Boitsfort and later taught engraving and lithography. He produces etchings and aquatint engravings of scenes from daily life, especially the beach, inspired by Pop Art, then turned to Abstraction, banishing all curved shapes in favour of squares and rectangles. He used bright colours and organised his compositions so as to give them rhythm and create harmony....

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American, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 8 June 1921, in St Paul, Minnesota; died 20 June 2012, in New York City.

Painter, muralist, printmaker, illustrator and writer. Portraits, athletic subjects, landscapes, genre scenes and interiors

LeRoy Neiman was born and raised in a working-class neighborhood of St Paul, earning pocket money by painting grocery store windows. He served as a cook in the US Army during World War II. After the war, he settled in Chicago, studying (...