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Russian, 20th century, female.

Active from 1905 in France.

Born 12 February 1884, in Smolensk; died 14 May 1957, in Nogent-sur-Marne, France.

Painter, sculptor, designer. Religious subjects, figures, portraits. Stage sets, furniture.

Maria Vassileva began her studies in medicine in St Petersburg from 1902, but switched to the fine art academy. Having received a travel grant, she arrived in Paris in 1905. She went back there in 1907 and finally settled there. A Russian news correspondent, she was a student of Matisse at the same time. She then got to know Max Jacob, among others. It was perhaps as a result of the article on Matisse that she published in the ...

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Swiss, 18th century, male.

Born 14 November 1719, in Kaiserstuhl; died 25 August 1789, in Kaiserstuhl.

Sculptor (wood/stone). Religious subjects, figures. Low reliefs, ornaments, armorials, furniture, religious furnishings.

Franz Ludwig Wind devoted himself to sculpture on wood and stone, and interpreted the Baroque style in an original style that he used all his life. He specialised in ornamentation in churches and on stalls, figures of saints and coats of arms for town halls. In the town of Zurzach the central pillar of the bridge over the Rhine, depicting St John Nepomuk, is his work, as is the main gate of the castle of Schwarz-Wasserstelz, near Zurzach....