Italian painter, photographer, architect and illustrator. He trained initially as a musician and only later became a painter, studying (1872–8) at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna under the history and portrait painter Antonio Puccinelli (1822–97). He made several short trips to Paris and London before moving to Rome where he became friends with Vincenzo Cabianca (...
Czech, 20th century, male.
Born 3 March 1883, in Pribram; died 13 January 1961, in Prague.
Photographer, painter. Portraits, nudes. Photobooks, oil pigment photographic prints.
Modernist photography. Photopurism.
In Munich from 1901 to 1903, Drtikol attended the Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt für Photographie, where Pictorialism was influential. After three years of military service, he founded his own studio in Pribram in ...
American photographer and illustrator. John Arthur Hiller worked for a Milwaukee lithographer as a teenager, before studying commercial illustration at the Art Institute of Chicago. It was in Chicago that he acquired his first camera and came up with his professional name, Lejaren à Hiller. By ...
Belgian painter, illustrator, sculptor, designer, photographer and writer. He was one of the foremost Symbolist artists and active supporters of avant-garde art in late 19th-century Belgium. His wealthy family lived in Bruges from 1859 to 1864, moved to Brussels in 1865, where Khnopff remained until his death, and spent their summers at a country home in Fosset, in the Ardennes. Fosset inspired numerous landscapes that owe a strong debt to Barbizon-style realism (see ...
Austrian draughtsman, illustrator, painter and writer. In 1892 he was apprenticed in Klagenfurt to the landscape photographer Alois Beer. Though learning very little, he remained there until 1896, when he attempted to commit suicide as a result of his unstable disposition. A brief period in the Austrian army in ...
American, 20th–21st century, male.
Born 22 July 1955.
Graphic designer, writer, photographer, teacher. Artists’ books.
Warren Lehrer received his BA degree in fine arts from Queens College and an MFA from Yale University. Writing and bookmaking, the combination of words and images, were central to his practice throughout his career. He is best known for his books made in the 1980s, which featured experimental design and typography to express multiple narrative voices, in what he often referred to as ‘plays’ or ‘theatre’. He has said that after these early works, he became more serious about the stories he was telling, and shifted to cleaner, more legible, designs, as in the ...
French, 20th century, male.
Born 14 May 1935, in Rouen.
Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, illustrator, photographer, writer.
In 1951 Georges Lemoine started training as a graphic designer, then during military service in Rabat registered at the École des Beaux-Arts. When he returned to Paris he studied lino-cutting and developed his skills as illustrator, in which he was helped by meeting the typographer Marcel Jacno. From ...
Russian draughtsman, architect, printmaker, painter, illustrator, designer, photographer, teacher, and theorist.
After attending school in Smolensk, he enrolled in 1909 at the Technische Hochschule, Darmstadt, to study architecture and engineering. He also travelled extensively in Europe, however, and he made a tour of Italy to study art and architecture. He frequently made drawings of the architectural monuments he encountered on his travels. These early graphic works were executed in a restrained, decorative style reminiscent of Russian Art Nouveau book illustration. His drawings of Vitebsk and Smolensk (...
Russian, 20th century, male.
Born 1890 , in Polschinock, in the Smolensk region; died 1941 , in Schodnia, near Moscow.
Architect, painter, sculptor, draughtsman, graphic designer, typographer, poster artist, illustrator, lithographer, photomontage artist, photographer, writer, collage artist. Stage sets.
Obshchestvo Khudoznikov 4 Iskusstva (Four Arts Society), Vkhutemas...
Italian, 20th century, male.
Died 29 March 1997.
Mixed media, photographer, illustrator, graphic designer. Artists' books.
Mario Mariotti made his initial impact in the 1970s. At that time he was active in the cultural life of Florence, and he organised several exhibitions in the city. Examples of his own output featured in an exhibition entitled ...
Marie de Thézy
French photographer and illustrator. He first worked as an illustrator in the medium of wood-engraving and was associated with Tony Johannot. With the writer Charles Nodier (1780–1844) and publishers such as Curmer and Bourdin he took part in the creation of great Romantic illustrated editions of such works as ...
Italian, 20th century, male.
Born 1940, in Lecce (Apulia).
Painter, watercolourist, illustrator, graphic designer, mixed media, photographer.
Moscara was born in the province of Salento, Apulia and taught at the Istituto d'Arte, Lecce from 1959 to 1982. His work included graphics and illustrations for books, painting and computer-generated images....
Kelly Holohan and Donna Halper
American illustrator and poster designer. Her father Edgar was a photographer who had studios in Newburyport and Franklin, MA. Ethel seemed to have been influenced by her mother, Mary Elizabeth. She told The Bookman in late 1895 that she and her mother planned to go to Paris together so she could study there. They later went to Ireland and England. Reed was mainly self-taught, but she did study briefly at the Cowles School of Art in Boston and took drawing lessons with the noted miniature painter Laura Coombs Hills (...
Lithuanian, 20th century, female.
Born 5 November 1894, in Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania; died 20 May 1958, in Moscow.
Painter (including gouache), collage artist, photomontage artist, designer, graphic designer, illustrator, poet, writer and theorist. Figures, landscapes. Stage sets, artist's books.
Constructivism. Productivist group. VKhUTEMAS.
Varvara Stepanova studied at the Kazan School of Art in Moscow in ...
French, 20th century, male.
Born 7 January 1938, in Paris; died 16 April 1997, in Paris.
Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, poster artist, scenographer, writer. Stage costumes and sets, animated films.
Roland Topor studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1955. From 1955...
American, 19th–20th century, male.
Born 15 April 1856, in La Salle, Illinois; died 24 July 1916, in Altadena, California.
Landscapes, portraits, ethnographic studies.
Adam Clark Vroman worked for the railroad in Illinois before moving to Pasadena, California, in 1892 and founding, two years later, a book and stationery store with J.S. Glasscock. Upon relocating, he became increasingly interested in the Native American cultures of the Southwest and began photographing them in ...
German painter, draughtsman, photographer and illustrator . In 1919, when his father was appointed head of the Saxon State Chancellery, the family moved from Berlin to Dresden. The following year Wols started taking violin lessons, showing a precocious musical talent. Having finished his studies at a grammar school in Dresden in ...