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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1941, in Aricò.

Sculptor, painter, glassmaker. Religious subjects, figures, animals.

Gianni Aricò received a diploma in architecture from Venice University in 1971. In 1974 he set up his sculpture studio in the de-consecrated church of S Andrea della Zirada in Venice....

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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1836, in Siena; died 1922.

Sculptor (wood), designer of ornamental architectural features. Religious furnishings.

Bartalozzi worked principally with the wood sculptor Nicodemo Ferri, chiefly on choir stalls for Siena Cathedral and a credenza for Marquis Ferdinando Pieri Nerli of Siena. He was also involved in carving the pianoforte presented by the City of Naples as a wedding gift to the King of Italy....

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Romanian, 20th century, male.

Born 14 September 1938, in Bucharest; died 4 December 2000, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, sculptor. Church interiors, landscapes, architectural views, still-lifes.

Conceptual Art.

Horia Bernea studied mathematics and physics at the University of Bucharest from 1955 to 1958, then followed courses at the city's school of architecture ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1896, in Gemona del Friuli; died 1987.

Painter, sculptor, designer of ornamental architectural features. Religious subjects, figures.

Bin exhibited busts at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1928.

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Belgian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 October 1865, in Brussels; died 1959.

Painter, decorative designer, sculptor, architect. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, seascapes.

Dierickx was a pupil of Jean Portaels and Joseph Stallaert. In 1887 he won the Godecharle Prize, which enabled him to travel in Italy. He regularly participated in the activities of the ...

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Annamaria Szőke

(b Budapest, July 4, 1928; d Budapest, May 22, 1986).

Hungarian architect, sculptor, conceptual and performance artist, teacher, theorist and film maker. He came from a Jewish–Christian family, many of whom were killed during World War II. In 1947 he began training as a sculptor at the College of Fine Arts in Budapest, but he left and continued his studies in the studio of Dezső Birman Bokros (1889–1965), before training as an architect from 1947 to 1951 at the Technical University in Budapest. During the 1950s and early 1960s he worked as an architect and began experimenting with painting and graphic art, as well as writing poems and short stories. During this period he became acquainted with such artists as Dezső Korniss, László Latner and, most importantly, Béla Kondor and Sándor Altorjai (1933–79), with whom he began a lifelong friendship. In 1959 and 1963 he also enrolled at the Budapest College of Theatre and Film Arts but was advised to leave both times....

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 20 May 1889, in Brooklyn (New York City).

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Joseph C. Fleri was a member of the National Society of Sculpture and the New York Architectural League. He carved religious works for Philadelphia and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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(b Peshawar, Oct 25, 1926).

Pakistani painter and sculptor. He began painting while training as an engineer in the USA (Columbia and Harvard universities) and held his first exhibition in 1950. He continued to paint while secretary at the Pakistan embassy at Ottawa during the 1950s, developing a reputation for portraiture. In 1957 he was commissioned to paint the portrait of King Zahir Shah of Afghanistan, and in 1959 he held an exhibition of 151 paintings and sketches in Kabul. He also painted portraits of Prince Karim Aga Khan (1961), Zhou Enlai (1964), Queen Farah Diba of Iran (1965) and President Ayub Khan of Pakistan (1968). He then turned to making portraits from marble mosaic and semi-precious stones, a technique that he had developed in Kabul in 1959. His abstract paintings, produced since the 1960s, incorporate ornamental calligraphy, coloured beads, small pieces of mirror, and gold and silver leaf. These works include a large abstract mural painted in ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 29 November 1869, in Philadelphia; died 16 March 1917.

Painter, sculptor, architect. Church decoration.

Harry Hanley Parker was also an architect. He decorated the Calvary Methodist Church, Philadelphia.

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Austrian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 27 February 1863, in Imst (Tyrol); died 29 March 1928, in Innsbruck.

Sculptor, architect. Religious subjects, figures.

Pircher produced numerous sculptures for Tyrolean churches.

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 29 April 1854, in Leipzig; died 18 May 1922, in Dresden-Loschwitz.

Painter, sculptor. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, historical subjects, portraits, landscapes, architectural views.

Herman Prell was Walter Prell's brother and studied under Franz Theodor Grosse at the Dresden college of art, where he also taught. He took part in exhibitions in Berlin, where he gained honourable mentions in ...

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Belgian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 29 January 1853, in Liège; died 16 February 1919, in Herstal.

Sculptor, medallist, draughtsman, designer of ornamental architectural features. Religious subjects, historical subjects, allegorical subjects, portraits. Statues, monuments, funerary monuments.

Joseph Louis Rulot studied at the royal academy of fine arts in Liège and subsequently taught there. He authored ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 May 1874, in Aiguillon; died 1940.

Painter, sculptor. Portraits, landscapes, architectural views, church interiors, architectural interiors.

Fernand Sabatte, a pupil of Gustave Moreau, taught at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. He exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français, of which he was a member and where he was awarded an honourable mention in ...

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Austrian, 20th century, male.

Born 30 January 1878, in Meran (now Merano, Italy); died 24 June 1963, in Meran.

Sculptor, designer of ornamental architectural features. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, figures.

Hermann Steiner was the son of the sculptor Sebastian Steiner and husband of the painter Adèle Steiner-Perlemutter. He produced very intense sculptures and high-reliefs in wood, inspired by Late German Gothic, which are a mixture of the sacred and the profane. He portrayed women, satyrs and grimacing fauns in compositions full of figures and movement. He also carved religious subjects, and was best known for his cherubs and cupids. In addition, he decorated many pieces of furniture with carvings of fruit, scrolls, nymphs and masks. He took part in group exhibitions, including the ...

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Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 3 April 1874, in Baar.

Painter, sculptor. Religious subjects.

Utinger was a student at the academy in Dresden and was also an architect. He worked mainly in Silesia, where he did altar paintings and war memorials.

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Polish, 20th century, male.

Born 1877; died 10 January 1919, in Vilnius.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Antoni Wiwulski was also an architect. He sculpted several monuments and crucifixes in Cracow and Vilnius.