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French, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 30 October 1858, in Étampes; died 1927, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, draughtswoman, illustrator. Allegorical subjects, genre scenes, portraits, interiors, flowers. Decorative panels.

Abbéma was a pupil of Chaplin, Henner and Carolus-Duran. Until 1926, she exhibited regularly at the Salon des Artistes Français, gaining an honourable commendation in 1881 and a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1900. She was made a Chévalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1906....

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Swedish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1 April 1859, in Stockholm; died 1924.

Painter, engraver, decorative designer. Genre scenes, landscapes.

Johan Axel Gustav Acke worked at the academy of art in Stockholm from 1876 to 1881 before going to study at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and travelling in Italy, Holland, Belgium and Finland, where he stayed for a considerable time....

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French, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 17 May 1867, in Paris; died 4 September 1922, in Chamonix.

Painter, sculptor, draughtswoman. Portraits, landscapes, still-lifes, flowers. Decorative panels.

Georgette Agutte came from a wealthy bourgeois family who were interested in art. She began studying sculpture by Louis Schroeder. She attended lessons given by Gustave Moreau at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, as did Matisse and Rouault, artists of her generation. After her divorce in ...

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 28 April 1870, in Slough; died 6 January 1935.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman (including ink/wash), pastellist, illustrator. Sporting subjects, genre scenes, hunting scenes, animals, landscapes. Posters, decorative schemes.

Cecil Aldin studied anatomy and animal painting with the animal painter William Frank Calderon at Kensington Art School. His watercolour drawings, with their sure touch and pure colours, brought him to fame. He also wrote and illustrated many children's books, such as ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 24 March 1859, in Angers; died 1941, in Angers.

Painter, decorative artist, lithographer. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, genre scenes. Designs for stained glass.

He was a pupil of Ernest Hebert and Luc-Olivier Merson at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Between ...

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Amable  

French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 27 February 1846, in Rouen; died 1917.

Painter, draughtsman, decorative artist. Stage sets.

The son of an actor, Amable had his stage debut in a pantomime at the Funambules Theatre on Boulevard du Temple in 1852, which casts doubt on his accepted date of birth, and then played at the Comte Theatre in ...

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Swiss, 20th century, female.

Born 1911, in Basel; died 1962.

Painter. Wall decorations.

Ammann was accepted at a very early age into the college of arts and crafts in Basel and then joined the college of fine arts in Stuttgart. She undertook a long trip to Egypt, ...

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Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 13 December 1873, in Engelberg.

Painter, decorative designer.

Amrhein studied at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts and appears to have lived in the Swiss canton of Solothurn. He received the commission to decorate the entrance to Engelberg's Casino....

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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 6 March 1847, in Florence; died 1930.

Painter, watercolourist, fresco artist. Allegorical subjects, genre scenes, portraits, costume studies. Wall decorations.

Federigo Andreotti studied at the fine art academy in Florence under Pollastrini and Tricca. He was made a professor there and was awarded a scholarship. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in London ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, female.

Active in New Yorkc.1905-1906.

Born 1869, in Florence, Italy; died 1948.

Painter, decorative designer.

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 25 July 1869, in Valence; died 2 February 1948, in Nice.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, draughtsman, engraver (including etching). Genre scenes, portraits, landscapes. Wall decorations, frescoes, designs for mosaics, stained glass windows, ornaments.

Having attended classes at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons in ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 May 1869, in St-Nazaire; died 18 July 1942, in Paris.

Painter. Portraits, landscapes, seascapes. Wall decorations.

Alexandre Auffray was a pupil of Bonnat, Jean-Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1909 he was invited to Argentina, where he painted large decorations and official portraits of members of the government, kept in the historical museum in Buenos Aires. He then exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français, the Salon d'Automne and the Salon des Tuileries. Around ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 26 June 1844, in Brienne-le-Château; died 23 January 1931, in Périgueux.

Painter. Figures, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, seascapes. Wall decorations.

Realism.

Jules-Charles Aviat was the son of a bolting (flour-sifting) machine operator, Jean Baptiste Mauperrin, and Marie Marguerite Doux. After the death of her husband, Marie married Pierre Antoine Aviat by whom she had two more children. In ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 21 September 1871, in Marseilles; died 29 December 1939.

Painter, pastellist, illustrator. Mythological subjects, genre scenes, scenes with figures, landscapes. Wall decorations.

A pupil of Maignan and Bonnet, Avy mainly painted Italian landscapes, as well as decorative work, including the room used for weddings in the town hall in Rotterdam....

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American, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 1871, in Chicago.

Painter, decorative designer.

Frances Louise Baker trained in Paris with Collin and Merson.

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Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 28 November 1866, in Lucerne; died 1933, in Lucerne.

Painter, decorative designer.

Balmer studied at the Academy of Art in Munich and undertook further study in Paris between 1888 and 1891. He was very active in Munich from 1895...

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Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 18 June 1865; died 1922.

Painter, decorative designer, engraver. Nudes, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Ballmer was a student of G. Hackl and Ludwig Löfftz and developed as an artist during periods spent in Paris, England, the Netherlands, Italy, Basel (where he lived ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 8 May 1859, in St-Symphorien-de-Lay (Loire); died 8 February 1948, in Lyons.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman. Religious subjects, landscapes, landscapes with figures, urban views. Wall decorations, church decoration.

Antoine Barbier painted many decorative works including a Flight into Egypt for the church of Matarieh in Cairo and various works for the Assembly (Sobranie) in Sofia and the École Malesherbes in Paris. He ran courses from time to time in watercolour painting from nature in France, Switzerland and England....

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1861, in Detroit (Michigan); died 1938, in Katonah (New York), committed suicide.

Painter, pastellist, engraver. Animals, landscapes, still-lifes. Wall decorations.

George Randolph Barse studied in Paris between 1878 and 1884 with Cabanel, Boulanger and Lefebvre. Among his decorative paintings is ...

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Swiss, 20th century, male.

Born 1926, in Basel.

Painter, illustrator, decorative designer.

Barth was a student at the School of Arts and Crafts in Basel before settling in Paris in 1953. Works by him were shown at the Young Painters exhibition held in Paris, Rome and Brussels (...