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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 13 November 1786, in Schaffhausen; died 15 August 1868.

Draughtsman, glass painter.

Hans Jacob Beck studied under the landscape artist, Wetzel, in Zurich, and set himself up as an artist in Schaffhausen in 1818.

Schaffhausen (Mus. zu Allerheiligen): 80 items...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 2 November 1876, in Paris; died 31 December 1958.

Painter, designer, engraver. Genre scenes, nudes, landscapes, gardens, still-lifes. Designs (wallpapers/fabrics), designs for stained glass, theatre decoration.

Art Deco.

Francis Jourdain was the son of the writer, art critic and architect Franz Jourdain. He studied painting and colour engraving under Henri C. Guérard, and worked in the evenings at the studio of Eugène Carrière. He also studied under Albert Besnard and collaborated with him for three months on the decoration of the chapel of the Berck hospice. He took part in exhibitions of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and was made an associate member of the Society. With his father - for many years the president - he was one of the founder members of the Salon d'Automne. He collaborated on the magazine ...

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John Kenworthy-Browne and Lin Barton

(b Milton Bryant, Beds, Aug 3, 1803; d Sydenham, Kent, June 9, 1865).

English horticulturalist, garden designer, and architect. He established his reputation as a gardener at Chatsworth House, Derbys, where he developed new construction techniques for glasshouses. This work inspired his acclaimed and influential ‘Crystal Palace’, which housed the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London (see fig.).

The youngest son of a farmer, Paxton lacked formal education and his professional training was in horticulture. He worked at Battlesden, Beds, and other country house gardens before employment in 1823 at the Horticultural Society’s new garden at Chiswick. While there he encountered the 6th Duke of Devonshire, who, impressed by his intelligence and bearing, asked him in May 1826 to be head gardener at Chatsworth, Derbys. Paxton rapidly brought the neglected garden to be possibly the most famous and influential in England. From 1831 he also edited and wrote in botanical magazines, becoming widely known and publishing many details of plants and improvements at Chatsworth (e.g. ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 20 April 1920, in Paris; died 2000.

Painter, watercolourist, lithographer, illustrator. Figures, nudes, portraits, interiors, landscapes, landscapes with figures, urban landscapes, gardens, waterscapes, seascapes, still-lifes, flowers. Decorative panels, designs for stained glass.

Maurice Robert Savary was a pupil of Nicolas Untersteller and Maurice Brianchon at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, from 1940 to 1949. He spent time in Madrid from 1948 to 1949, then went to Italy, returning with the Prix de Rome. He was then appointed a professor at the École des Beaux-Arts, Rouen. From 1957 he lived in Paris and passed most of his summers in Collioure. He won a number of awards, including: 1950, the First Grand Prix de Rome; 1948, the Casa Velázquez prize, Madrid; 1957, the international prize at the Menton Biennale; 1975, gold medal at the Salon des artistes Français, Paris; 1982, medal at the Academie des Beaux-Arts Institut de France; 1985, silver medal at the Salon de la Marine, Paris, and a gold medal two years later....