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Arcabas  

French, 20th century, male.

Born 1926, in Frémery (Moselle).

Painter, sculptor, decorative designer. Figure compositions, religious subjects, landscapes. Murals, church decoration, designs for mosaics and stained-glass windows, stage sets, stage costumes.

Arcabas studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and also had a degree. He was a friend of the painter Dimitri Varbanesco. He exhibited in numerous towns in France and abroad. From ...

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Frederick N. Bohrer

Style of the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th, inspired by Assyrian artefacts of the 9th to 7th centuries bc. These were first brought to public attention through the excavations by Paul-Emile Botta (1802–70) at Khorsabad and Austen Henry Layard at Nimrud in the 1840s. By 1847 both the Louvre in Paris and the British Museum in London had begun to display these objects, the size and popularity of which were such that the Louvre created a separate Musée des Antiquités Orientales, while the British Museum opened its separate Nineveh Gallery in 1853. The same popularity, fuelled by Layard’s best-selling Nineveh and its Remains (London, 1849) and Botta’s elaborate Monument de Ninive (Paris, 1849–50), led to further explorations elsewhere in Mesopotamia.

Assyrian revivalism first appeared in England rather than France, which was then in political turmoil. The earliest forms of emulation can be found in the decorative arts, such as the ‘Assyrian style’ jewellery that was produced in England from as early as ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 17 August 1932, in Poyanne (Landes).

Sculptor, draughtsman. Monuments, jewels.

Neo-Constructivism.

Vincent Batbedat settled in Paris in 1950 and studied at the École Spéciale d'Architecture and then at the École des Beaux-Arts while attending the Académie Julian. In this period he concentrated on sculpture. In ...

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Lithuanian, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1933 then in the USA.

Born 19 November 1908, in Kaunas; died 27 April 1999.

Painter, sculptor. Portraits, interiors with figures, landscapes, still-lifes. Stage sets, stage costumes, monuments.

The pupil in Russia in a Soviet school for artistically gifted children, Arbit Blatas exhibited for the first time in Lithuania in 1933, then in Germany when he was studying at the academy in Berlin. He settled in Paris around 1933, and spent some time between 1940 and 1948 in the USA where many museums had acquired his works....

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1932, in Ukkel.

Sculptor, painter, draughtsman, decorative designer, jeweller.

Demassieux's figurative sculptures in bronze, terracotta, polyester and silver have a stripped aspect in their manner of representing human movement through space.

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 10 June 1880, in Chatou; died 10 September 1954, in Garches, as the result of an accident.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, pastellist, draughtsman (red chalk/charcoal/ink), sculptor (including bronze), engraver (wood/metal), lithographer, illustrator. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, nudes, hunting scenes, scenes with figures, horse racing scenes, landscapes, waterscapes, landscapes with figures, urban landscapes, seascapes, architectural views, still-lifes, flowers, fruit...

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German, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active since 1973 active in France.

Born 1954, in Biberach.

Painter (mixed media). Stage costumes.

Conceptual Art.

From 1968, Domenika corresponded at length with the German sculptor Josef Beuys. In 1975 she met Rüdiger. She has exhibited in 1974, in Milan; ...

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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1859, in Codogno; died 16 December 1912, in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France.

Painter, watercolourist, sculptor. Stage costumes, figurines.

Edel made figurines and theatre costumes. He worked for Coquelin, Sarah Bernhardt, the Comédie Française and Barnum in Paris, as well as the Olympia Theatre in London and La Scala in Milan....

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Franz Müller

(b Solothurn, Dec 9, 1930; d Berne, July 12, 2000).

Swiss sculptor, painter, printmaker and jewellery designer. From 1946 to 1951 he was apprenticed to a maker of stained glass while at the same time attending the Kunstgewerbeschule in Berne. He then studied at the painting school, also in Berne, run by Max von Mühlenen (1903–71). In 1955 Eggenschwiler, Peter Meier (b 1928), Konrad Vetter (b 1922) and Robert Wälti (b 1937) formed the Berner Arbeitsgemeinschaft, which operated until 1971.

Until the mid-1960s Eggenschwiler’s work was essentially Constructivist, although until 1968 he was still regarded as a stained-glass maker. His prints and paintings, as well as his sculptures, were dominated by basic geometric forms, especially the cube, as in the sculpture Stair Cubes (iron, 155×155×155 mm, 1968; Westphalia, priv. col., see 1985 exh. cat., p. 41). From the 1960s he worked with objets trouvés, collecting discarded objects made of metal, wood or other materials, as well as stones and other natural objects. He either worked on these ...

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Erté  

Russian, 20th century, male.

Active from 1910 in France.

Born 1892, in St Petersburg; died 21 April 1990, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), sculptor, draughtsman, illustrator, stylist, decorative designer. Stage costumes and sets, designs for jewellery, furniture.

Art Deco.

The son of an admiral in the Imperial navy, Erté was a pupil of Ilya Repin in St Petersburg. He went to Paris at the age of eighteen, apparently attended the Académie Julian and was admitted to the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Jean-Paul Laurens' workshop. He began his career in 1913 with the couturier Paul Poiret. From that year onwards, he designed stage costumes for Mata-Hari, Mistinguett and Gaby Deslys and in 1914 he worked for the journals ...

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Russian, 20th century, female.

Born 4 June 1881, in Ladyzhino; died 17 October 1962, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, pastellist, draughtswoman (including charcoal), sculptor, engraver, illustrator, decorative artist. Local scenes, figures, portraits, scenes with figures, landscapes, animals, flowers, still-lifes (flowers/fruit), costumes. Stage sets.

Symbolism, Rayonism...

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Spanish, 20th century, male.

Active from 1906 in France.

Born 23 March 1887, in Madrid; died 11 May 1927, in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman, newspaper cartoonist, engraver (etching), lithographer, illustrator, mixed media artist. Figures, portraits, landscapes, urban landscapes, still-lifes, flowers. Stage sets, stage costumes...

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Native American (Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache), 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1 April 1943, in Los Angeles.

Sculptor, painter, printmaker, jewellery maker.

The Chiricahua Apache artist Bob Haozous, son of the well-known Apache sculptor Allan Houser (Haozous is the indigenous name which became Houser when anglicised), is a noted figure in his own right, having the distinction of contributing work to two Venice Biennales (...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 13 September 1928, in New Castle (Indiana).

Painter, sculptor. Stage sets, stage costumes, posters.

Pop Art.

Robert Indiana trained at the John Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, in 1945 and 1946, then at the Munson-Williams Proctor Institute, Utica (New York), Art Institute of Chicago from 1949 to 1953, Skowhegan School of Painting (Maine), University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art, and then in London. Afterward, he travelled to Mexico, Europe, and the interior of the USA. In 1958, he moved to New York and, in 1978, settled in Vinhalven, on an island in Maine....

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 1937, in Southampton.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman. Scenes with figures, figures. Stage sets, stage costumes.

Pop Art.

Allen Jones studied painting at Hornsey College of Art from 1955 to 1959, and from 1960 to 1961 (the intervening year was spent at the Royal College of Art in London). He travelled to Paris in 1958, where he discovered the work of Robert Delaunay. He taught in the USA in the mid-1960s, and then returned to live and work in London. He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1981 and a full member in 1986....

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Spanish, 20th century, male.

Active also active in the USA from 1942.

Born 1904, in Barcelona; died 1994, in Barcelona.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman. Scenes with figures, figures, portraits. Stage costumes.

Joan Junyer began studying at the academy in Barcelona in 1918. He lived in Paris ...

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Monica Bohm-Duchen

(b Banica, Transylvania [now Romania], March 21, 1907; d Zurich, June 14, 1965).

Swiss sculptor, painter and designer of Hungarian birth. He was apprenticed first to a local sign-painter (1917) and then to a cabinetmaker (1921–3), attending technical drawing classes for furniture design at the same time. Kemeny continued his studies in Budapest, at the School of Decorative Arts (1924–7) and at the School of Fine Arts (1927–30). In 1930 he moved to Paris, where he worked as a designer of wrought-iron lamps and other objects and as a fashion designer. He married the painter Madeleine Szemere in 1933. In 1940 he left Paris, settling in 1942 in Zurich, where he again worked as a fashion designer and editor but also resumed painting. His work from this period, such as Head (1946; Paris, Pompidou), reveals a somewhat selfconscious primitivism coupled with an evident debt to Surrealism. His first one-man show took place in 1945...

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French, 20th century, female.

Active in Paris.

Born 27 April 1910, in Vierzon (Cher).

Painter, sculptor, engraver, illustrator.

Marcelle Kuntz was a milliner and studied under J. Beltrand and attended classes at the École du Louvre. Her subjects include mythological and evangelical themes or poetic, imaginative scenes. She illustrated various works of poetry with wood engravings. Kuntz exhibited at the Salon de la Jeune Sculpture in ...

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French, 20th century, male.

François-Xavier born in 1924 in Agen, Claude born in 1927 in Paris.

Sculptors, painters, engravers. Jewels.

Claude Lalanne studied architecture in Paris where she also attended the École des Arts Décoratifs. Although she did not necessarily work with François-Xavier Lalanne all the time and each of them also executed their own individual objects, these were so clearly the product of the same disposition and similar techniques that they are generally referred to collectively as ...

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Born 1875, in Pavlovsk near St Petersburg; died 1946, in Moscow.

Painter (including gouache), sculptor (including bronze), draughtsman, humorist, decorative artist, illustrator. Historical subjects, harbour scenes, costume studies. Murals.

Evgeni Evgenevich Lanceray is presumed to be the son of Iévguéni Aleksandrovich Lanceray. From ...