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Czech, 20th century, male.

Active from 1912 in France; naturalised from 1926.

Born 22 October 1883, in Boskovice; died 17 October 1969, in Marseilles, France.

Painter, engraver (etching), illustrator, sculptor. Figures, nudes, landscapes with figures, still-lifes (flowers). Busts, low reliefs, medals.

Osma Group (The Eight)...


Philip Attwood

(b Munich, Feb 28, 1865; d Oberammergau, Aug 17, 1954).

German painter, medallist, designer and illustrator. He trained as a painter in the Munich Akademie from 1884, and initially won fame in this art with large decorative schemes on mythological or religious themes (e.g. Bacchanal, c. 1888; Munich, Villa Schülein) and portraits painted in a broad, realistic manner (e.g. Elise Meier-Siel, 1889; Munich, Schack-Gal.). He taught at the Munich Kunstgewerbeschule from 1902 to 1910. In 1905 he taught himself die-engraving and began making struck and cast medals, producing in all some 200, which combine his decorative abilities with the harsher style of his younger contemporaries (e.g. the bronze medal of Anton von Knoezinger, 1907; see 1985 exh. cat., no. 23). In 1907 and 1927 he produced models for coinage. Dasio also worked as a poster designer and book illustrator, as well as designing for stained glass and jewellery. The decorative symbolism of his earlier work in black and white (e.g. the cover for ...


Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1940, in Bomal-sur-Ourthe.

Sculptor, painter, engraver, medallist, illustrator. Busts.

Marc Laffineur studied in Liège at the Institut Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de St-Luc and the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts. He aligned himself with the Cap d'Encre group of artists and was a founder member of the St Hubert woodcut engraving studio. As a sculptor, he worked in both wood and metal, assembling strips of meticulously polished wood juxtaposed with highly-polished metal ribbons. As an illustrator, he is noted principally as a medallist. Laffineur was awarded the town of Catania engraving prize....


British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 20 April 1967, in Leatherhead (Surrey).

Painter, sculptor, printmaker.

Artist’s books.

Simon Patterson studied at Hertfordshire College of Art and Design (1985–1986) and Goldsmiths College, London (1986–1989). He was nominated for the Turner Prize in ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 20 February 1921, in Laval (Mayenne).

Draughtsman, sculptor (slate), engraver (wood/copper), illustrator, medallist. Murals, designs for tapestries, posters, maps.

Maurice Pouzet graduated from the École de Commerce in Angers, where he also studied drawing, sculpture and decoration at the École des Beaux-Arts under Chesnau and Livache. In ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 17 October 1894, in Moras-en-Valloire (Drôme); died 17 March 1973, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), sculptor, medallist, potter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, lithographer. Nudes, portraits, genre scenes, still-lifes, landscapes. Designs for tapestries.

After studying at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in 1913, Maurice Louis Savin's artistic career was interrupted by World War I. He was invalided out of the army and awarded the Croix de Guerre, and then studied pottery for several months at the Sèvres factory. He became a friend of the Spanish ceramicist Artigas. He was intensely active during World War II, when, while continuing to paint and pot, he began to work in high-warp tapestry. He visited the Netherlands in 1945, Cairo in 1948, where he taught French tapestry at the city's school of fine art, and Italy in 1952....


French, 20th century, male.

Born 8 January 1921, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator, sculptor, medallist. Figures, animals.

Pierre Yves Trémois studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1941 and was awarded the Grand Prix de Rome for painting in 1943.

He specialised in burin engraving and etching from ...