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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 19 February 1946, in Washington DC.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, engraver, photographer, video artist, glassmaker, decorative designer. Theatre design.

AfriCobra Group.

Akili Ron Anderson attended the Corcoran School of Art and Howard University in Washington DC where he lives and works. He is a member of AfriCobra (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) founded in ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 6 November 1932, in Emporia (Kansas).

Assemblage artist, painter, furniture designer.

Wendell Castle studied at the University of Kansas, receiving a BFA in sculpture in 1958 and an MFA in industrial design in 1961. He has taught at the University of Kansas (...

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American, 20th century, male.

Active from 1950 active in France.

Born 15 November 1925, in Tompkinsville (Kentucky).

Painter (mixed media), watercolourist. Stage sets, decorative schemes.

Joseph Dudley Downing was a pupil at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1946 until 1950. As soon as he had completed his studies, he moved to Paris. Here he lives and works, dividing his time with Ménerbes in the South of France....

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1955, in Kenosha (Wisconsin).

Installation artist. Furniture.

Jim Isermann lives and works in Palm Springs, California. In his furniture pieces and wall coverings he attempts to broach the middle ground between high art and design. In 1950s America, industrial designers sought to imbue utilitarian objects with utopian ideals borrowed from the visual arts. In turn, artists with Pop, Op Art or Minimalist agendas looked to domestic products for inspiration, recognising their role as mass-produced icons of a new found capitalist optimism. This dialogue between ornamentation, materiality and iconography provides the basis for Isermann's work. In ...

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 13 January 1904, in London; died 13 July 1978, in St James, Barbados.

Painter (mixed media), stage set designer, costume designer, interior designer, architect.

Oliver Messel's grandfather was leading Punch cartoonist, Linley Sambourne. He studied under Henry Tonks at the Slade School of Art in London ...

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Argentinian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France fromc.1970.

Born 1948, in Buenos Aires.

Painter (mixed media), draughtsman, illustrator, sculptor, installation artist, decorative artist. Scenes with figures.

Nouvelle Figuration.

Ricardo Mosner mixes acrylics and pastels and also works in gouache, producing brightly-coloured, graphical, figurative works executed in a free and apparently slapdash style. He tackles subjects such as celebrations and night-life in a free and easy manner. In ...

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Mexican, 20th century, male.

Born 18 August 1920, in Guadalajara (Jalisco).

Painter (mixed media/gouache), sculptor, engraver, decorative artist, draughtsman. Figures, nudes, portraits, interiors with figures, landscapes, animals. Stage sets.

Juan Soriano had no artistic training other than some instruction on 19th century Mexican and European art. When very young he apparently received advice from Roberto Montenegro and Jesús Reyes Ferreira. In 1935 he was appointed to teach in Mexico art school. He often visited Europe, especially Rome and Paris, where he lived....

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Canadian, 20th century, male.

Born 13 June 1924, in Toronto (Ontario); died 1990.

Painter, collage artist, draughtsman, sculptor, illustrator, engraver, decorative designer. Murals, stage costumes and sets.

Op Art.

Painters Eleven.

Harold Barling Town studied at the Western Technical Institute and the Ontario College of Art in Toronto ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 13 February 1891, in Anamosa (Iowa); died 12 February 1942, in Cedar Rapids (Iowa).

Painter (gouache/mixed media), draughtsman, illustrator, decorative designer. Portraits, genre scenes, still-lifes, landscapes, animals, vegetables. Stage sets.

American Regionalism.

Grant Wood moved with his family to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, following his father’s death in 1901. He studied at the Minneapolis School of Design during the summers of 1910 and 1911, and became a professional designer while attending art classes in the evening at the University of Iowa and the Art Institute of Chicago. In late 1915 he abandoned design to return to Cedar Rapids, where he taught painting and drawing at the local school after completing his military service. He painted in Paris during the summer of 1920, in the company of Marvin Cone, and returned to France for a two-year stay from 1923 to 1924, during which time he studied at the Académie Julian in Paris and travelled to Sorrento in Italy. He returned to Europe in 1928, visiting Germany, where he discovered the work of the German and Dutch Primitives. He was fascinated by their minute attention to detail and high degree of finish, which were to influence his own style. In 1934 he was appointed to a public post as Director of the Federal Arts Project for the state of Iowa, delivering financial aid and commissions to American artists during the Great Depression. He became a professor of music at the University of Iowa, and illustrated Madeline Horn’s book ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 6 September 1965, in Escondido (California).

Painter, decorative designer, installation artist.

Andrea Zittel studied at San Diego State University, obtaining a bachelor of fine arts in painting and sculpture in 1988, and at Rhode Island School of Design, receiving a master's degree in sculpture in ...