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French, 19th century, male.

Born 17 April 1822, in Lyons; died c. 1889.

Sculptor, draughtsman, mosaicist. Furniture, religious furnishings, objets d'art.

Fichet was a pupil of Legendre Héral at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons from 1835 to 1837. He exhibited drawings, sculptures and Vessel for Holy Oil...

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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 ...