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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 2 December 1899, in Albisola; died May 1971, in Albisola.

Ceramicist, draughtsman, painter, sculptor, screen printer, photographer. Artists' books.

Futurism.

Tullio d'Albisola studied with his father Giuseppe, a master potter, then with Gaetano Ballardini at the international university pottery class in Faenza, which he entered in ...

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British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in California.

Born 1940, in Cleator Moor (West Cumbria).

Painter, ceramicist, print artist, film maker, photographer. Textiles.

Conrad Atkinson graduated from Carlisle College of Art (1961), Liverpool College of Art (1962) and the Royal Academy Schools in London (...

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American, 20th century, female.

Born 1934, in Los Angeles.

Sculptor, ceramicist, draughtswoman, print artist, photographer, film maker. Figures, scenes with figures. Murals.

Camille Billops has a BA from California State College and an MFA from City College in New York. She settled in New York, where in ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 6 April 1857, in Ipswich (Massachusetts); died 13 December 1922, in New York.

Painter, engraver (wood), draughtsman, designer, illustrator, potter, photographer. Landscapes.

Arthur Wesley Dow studied in Worcester with the painter Anna K. Freeland, then in Boston in the studio of the painter James M. Stone. In 1884 he travelled to Paris, where he was a pupil of Boulanger and of Lefebvre at the Académie Julian. On returning to Boston in 1889, he studied Aztec, Oceanian, African, Egyptian and, above all, Japanese art. In 1893 he became assistant curator of Japanese art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In the 1890s Dow became an avid photographer and made photographs as studies and as works of art. The majority of his photographs are of the landscape around Ipswich and botanical subjects. He printed most often in cyanotype, which renders the image in bright shades of blue and reveals Dow’s interest in tonality. For example, Dory (1904) explores the transitions between low-lying marsh grass and still water in an arrangement inspired by the Japanese woodblock prints he admired....

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 1819, in Lancashire, England; died 1869, in Potter’s Bar, Hertfordshire, England.

Photographer, painter. Landscapes, war scenes, architectural subjects, portraits.

Born to a wealthy family, Roger Fenton studied mathematics, Greek, and Latin at University College London. After graduating with a bachelor of arts in ...

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Fillia  

Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 3 October 1904, in Revello; died 9 February 1936, in Turin.

Painter, photomontage artist, writer, illustrator. Murals, ceramics.

Futurism.

Luigi Enrico Colombo took the pseudonym Fillia, which was his mother's maiden name. Although he died at the age of only 32, he was one of the most far-sighted thinkers to influence the evolution of artistic expression between the two World Wars. In fact, in the course of the many journeys he made right up to his death in Paris, he was in contact with the pioneers of abstract art, which was at that time ignored by everyone, and this was how he came to be linked with the leaders of the ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 16 June 1898, in Lyons; died 8 April 1966, in Quimper.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, designer, photographer, ceramicist. Scenes with figures, landscapes.

Art Deco.

Georges Géo-Fourrier attended the Alfred Keller studio in Paris, then studied wood engraving with Alphonse Isaac, and in ...

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American, 20th century, female.

Born 1940, in San Francisco.

Painter, video artist.

Mary Heilmann studied literature at the University of Santa Barbara and ceramics and sculpture at Berkeley in the 1960s. She settled in New York. Starting out as a ceramicist and sculptor, in 1968...

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British, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA since 1975.

Born 9 July 1937, in Bradford (West Yorkshire).

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, collage artist, draughtsman, engraver (etching/aquatint), lithographer, illustrator, draughtsman, photographer. Portraits, scenes with figures, interiors with figures, landscapes, still-lifes. Stage sets, stage costumes, painted ceramics...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 16 March 1933, in Boignée.

Painter, sculptor, potter, photographer. Figures, nudes.

Marcel Hocq studied briefly at the École Supérieure des Arts St-Luc in Brussels. He became a professional photographer, living and working in Velaine-sur-Sambre. In 1977, an exhibition entitled Hocq Sculpteur...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 4 February 1881, in Argentan; died 18 August 1955, in Gif-sur-Yvette.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, ceramicist, illustrator, mosaicist, designer, film producer. Designs for tapestries, designs for stained glass, stage sets, stage costumes.

Puteaux Group, Section d’Or, Association of Revolutionary Writers and Artists, Espace...

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Ramon  

French, 20th century, male.

Born 6 March 1931, in Uzerche (Corrèze).

Painter, screen printer, potter, photographer.

Ramon was self-taught in painting as well as in other disciplines. Painting was a natural means of expression for him - his Spanish-born father painted and his brother was the artist Henri Cueco (which was the reason he used a pseudonym). In ...

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Czech, 20th century, male.

Born 29 April 1916, in Trebon; died 17 June 1978.

Painter, pastellist, engraver (dry-point), illustrator, ceramicist. Animals, insects. Stage sets, cartoon strips, animated films.

Zdenek Seydl worked in a variety of media, including cartoon strips and puppet films. As painter and dry-point engraver he adapted Jugendstil scrolls and arabesques to the representation of animals and sometimes even the microscopic world of insects, while as an illustrator he often depicted the horrors of fascism and nazism. He was deeply influenced by Chinese art, travelling to that country in ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1917, in Innsbruck, Austria.

Designer, photographer, draughtsman, architect. Ceramics.

Memphis Group.

The son of an Italian architect, Ettore Sottsass qualified as an architect from the Turin Politecnico in 1939. He was a soldier with the Italian army between 1942 and ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 31 March 1924, in Copenhagen, to an Italian mother and a Belgian father.

Painter (including gouache), draughtsman, photographer, sculptor, ceramicist.

Phases Movement.

At the age of 19, Serge Vandercam was deported to Poland. After World War II he worked as a photographer, and although he was not a member of the CoBrA group of painters, he took part in an exhibition in 1950 which was organised by the group and which was devoted to photography. This encounter encouraged him to begin drawing, and then, from 1953, to paint....

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Voyou  

French, 20th century, female.

Born in Paris.

Painter. Scenes with figures.

Voyou studied ceramics and interior design. She is a professional photographer, and started painting in 1975. She exhibits at the Salon International d'Art Naïf in Paris. Voyou depicts enchanted gardens in great detail, and filled with contented animals....