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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Active in France.


Ansa is a teacher of graphic arts and colour theory at the French Institute for the Restoration of Art. In the book The Eagle's Secret (Albin-Michel, 2000), Henri Gougaud describes the turbulent career of Luis Ansa, the 'painter-shaman'. He teaches oriental lacquering, wash procedures and painting in Paris. The Adac gallery and studio held a solo exhibition of his works in Paris in ...


W. Iain Mackay

Peruvian painter, potter and sculptor. He had little formal education, but after training as a boxer in Lima he settled in Buenos Aires, where his interest in pottery led him to set up a workshop for the conservation of Pre-Columbian pottery and for the manufacture of pottery in the style of this period. He learnt to sculpt and studied painting under ...


Peruvian, 20th century, male.

Born 1934, in Cuzco.

Painter. Scenes with figures.

Quintanilla was a pupil at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Cuzco, and then in Lima. He studied painting restoration for two years. After a competition in 1961, he went to Paris. His creation of an imaginary bestiary evokes the work of Victor Brauner. He also derives his inspiration from the depths of Indian civilisations in order to explore their suffering. In 1959, he received a gold medal. He participated in numerous collective exhibitions, including: Biennale des Jeunes Artistes, Paris, 1959; Exhibition of the Pan-American Union, Washington, 1960; São Paulo Biennale; Exposition d'Art Latino Americain, Musee d'Art Moderne, 1962, 1965. He had solo exhibitions in Latin America and in Paris....


Louise Noelle

Mexican architect, restorer, and teacher. After studying at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, he returned to Mexico in 1879 to practise as an architect–engineer and teach in the Escuela de Ingeniería and the Escuela de Arquitectura, Mexico City. As an architect his most notable project is the monument to ...


Brazilian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 16 October 1874, in Rio de Janeiro; died after 1929.

Painter, illustrator.

Gaston Simoes de Fonseca settled in Paris and was a draughtsman and restorer in the Louvre museum. He exhibited work in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he won a mention in ...