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Tunisian, 20th century, male.

Born 26 May 1921, in Tunis.

Painter, miniaturist. Genre scenes, local scenes, figures. Wall decorations, stage sets, designs for stained glass.

Jélal Ben Abdallah was a student at the school of fine art in Tunis. Initially he was a miniaturist, having studied traditional Islamic art and developed an oriental style, often defined as Tunisian. He portrays the traditions and ceremonies of Tunisian life in a make-up inspired by the ancient miniatures, using a range of warm ochres and soft browns. He also proved himself to be capable of adapting the images from these miniatures to a much larger format, that of murals, especially popular in the banks of Tunisia. His pleasant illustrations of Tunisian traditions are very popular with the public. As well as a certain ease of style and subject-matter, he can also achieve a certain poetic vein in his work....


French, 20th century, male.

Born 26 June 1909, in Dijon; died 6 December 1996, in Paris.

Painter, collage artist, engraver, draughtsman. Wall decorations, designs for mosaics, stained glass windows, tapestries, stage costumes and sets.

A pupil at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons in 1930, Bertholle studied in Paris from 1932-1934, and subsequently attended classes run by the painter Roger Bissière at the Académie Ranson, where he met his friends and associates Manessier, Etienne-Martin, Le Moal and Véra Pagava. He was artistic director of the Gien porcelain factory from 1943-1957, and taught at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1965-1980. He was a member of the Institut de France, a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur and a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Initially an admirer of Puvis de Chavannes, whose work he had encountered at the city museum in Lyons, Bertholle later discovered Manet (at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1932), and through the latter, Van Gogh and Renoir. Following his early, highly-coloured Expressionist period, Bertholle was greatly influenced by the Flemish fantasies of Breughel and Heironymus Bosch, and ultimately by the Surrealists - as may be seen in his painting of the ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 26 August 1922, in Boucau (Pyrénées-Atlantiques); died 26 December 1991, in St-Antoine (Gers).

Painter, monotype artist, pastellist, draughtsman, lithographer. Nudes, landscapes, still-lifes. Stage sets, designs for stained glass.

At the age of 15 Roland Bierge was taking evening classes in applied arts in Bayonne. As a painter, he was self-taught, discovering Van Gogh in ...


Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 14 July 1924, in Perugia.

Painter. Murals, designs for stained glass, stage sets.

Brunori was a student at the art institute and fine arts academy in Perugia. His animated compositions imagine a sort of reciprocal symbiosis between humans and nature. He participated in many collective exhibitions. These include the Rome Quadriennale in ...


German, 20th century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 1890, in Munich; died 1973, in Brunswick.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, engraver (wood), graphic designer. Stage sets, posters, glass painting.

Between 1910 and 1914, Dexel studied art history in Munich. He began painting in 1912 after a trip to Florence. Dated 1914, ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 8 August 1937, in Crédin (Morbihan).

Painter. Scenes with figures. Designs for stained glass, stage sets.

Jean-Claude Germain Guillemot studied drawing at the École des Beaux-Arts in Rennes from 1956 to 1958, and painting under Brianchon at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 29 September 1935, in Philippeville, Algeria.

Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, engraver, medallist, illustrator. Figures, landscapes. Wall decorations, designs for stained glass, postage stamps.

Irolla's figurative painting is traditional, depicting the skies of Champagne, its valleys, vineyards, village churches and streets. He executed stained glass windows (Châlons-sur-Marne), mural decorations (Vitry-le-François, St-Memmie, Châlons-sur-Marne) and numerous postage stamps. He also illustrated several books, notably ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 30 October 1909, in Authon-du-Perche; died 16 March 2007.

Painter, watercolourist, designer. Murals, designs for tapestries, designs for stained glass, designs for mosaics, stage sets.

Jean Le Moal was born in the Perche region, where his father, a public works engineer, was posted; his mother was from the Ardèche region. He wanted to be a sculptor and in a compromise over his vocation, his parents sent him to Lyons to the architectural department of the École des Beaux-Arts; he ended up in the department of decorative art. He then went to Paris, where he preferred visiting the Louvre to being taught at the École des Arts Décoratifs. In 1930, copying Chardin's ...



(b Amsterdam, May 26, 1878; d Dachau, April 2, 1945).

Dutch painter, designer and applied artist. He trained in design and decorative painting at the Quellinus school and the Rijksschool voor Kunstnijverheid (National School of the Applied Arts) in Amsterdam from 1892 to 1899. He was assigned to assist with the decoration of the Dutch pavilion at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900. A number of his designs for the pavilion were executed in batik, a Javanese technique that had been recently introduced in the Netherlands. In subsequent years Lebeau developed a very personal approach to batiking and within a short time became the leading Dutch artist in this field. His batiked screens in particular were widely acclaimed (examples in Assen, Prov. Mus. Drenthe) and are considered masterpieces of Dutch Jugendstil.

Lebeau is one of the most important representatives of the severe, geometrical trend in Dutch applied arts of the early 20th century. From 1903 he designed damask tablecloths and household linen for the ...


French, 20th century, female.

Painter. Designs for stained glass, stage costumes and sets.

Francine Ledieu's figuration is deliberately sketchy, with unfinished brushstrokes and plays on the contrast of lights and shade.

She first exhibited in 1951 at the Salon du Vexin. Solo exhibitions include: Maison Mansart, Paris (...


Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 14 December 1885, in Trieste; died 1972, in Gorizia.

Painter, decorative designer, illustrator. Murals, stage sets, designs for stained glass, designs for mosaics.

Marussig studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice and obtained a scholarship which enabled him to settle permanently in Milan. There he worked as an art critic and historian and taught sporadically from ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 20 December 1908, in Bressuire (Deux-Sèvres); died 25 August 1969, in Paris.

Painter, stained glass painter, designer. Designs for stained glass, stage sets.

Max-Ingrand was a student of Charles Le Maresquier at the École des Beaux-Arts and then at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Before World War II, he collaborated on the decoration of the steamship ...


Polish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 19 April 1869, in Ropczyce; died 1946, in Wadowice.

Painter, engraver. Allegorical subjects, portraits, interiors, still-lifes, landscapes. Stage sets, church decoration, designs for stained glass.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

Józef Mehoffer studied at the Cracow academy from 1887 to 1889...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 1934, in Vierzon.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator. Scenes with figures. Stage sets, designs for stained glass.

Nouvelle Figuration.

Milet settled in Paris in 1954 and attended the engraving studio of Hayter. He works in a meticulous style, depicting the hostility of nature to an unsettling degree. His is a visionary universe, teeming with the hacked forms of skeletons, animals and symbols. He has created theatre sets and cartoons for stained glass windows. He has also executed illustrations for: ...


Juliana Nedeva-Wegener

(b Kazanlŭk, Feb 19, 1897; d Sofia, Jan 25, 1927).

Bulgarian painter, stage designer, printmaker and stained-glass designer. At the time of his graduation in 1925 from the National Academy of Arts, Sofia, he had already had three successful solo exhibitions in which his interest in decorative paintings of ethnic themes was already apparent. He continued to work in a rather avant-garde style, painting Bulgarian folk themes that avoided the excesses of academic realism and ethnographic detail. He worked in a wide variety of media, executing figure compositions, portraits and landscapes that depict the romance and fantasy of Bulgarian folklore and mythology, as in St Elijah (distemper and ink, 1923; Sofia, priv. col.), a Rebec-player (watercolour, 1924; Sofia, N.A.G.) and Shepherds (India ink, 1926; Sofia, N.A.G.). He also painted frescoes and designed stained glass. In 1926, after returning from Italy and Austria, he held a further exhibition in Sofia and worked as senior scene-painter at the National Theatre (Naroden Teatâr Ivan Vazov) in Sofia, a position he held until his death in ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 22 June 1923, in Flamicourt.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman, sculptor, lithographer, illustrator. Designs for tapestries, designs for mosaics, designs for stained glass, stage sets.

Les Mains Èblouies.

Bernard Maurice Quentin arrived in Paris around 1940, where he studied painting, sculpture and architecture at the École des Arts Decoratifs and the École des Beaux-Arts. After World War II, during which he took part in the resistance, he became acquainted with Picasso through his visits to the Maison de la Pensée Francaise (House of French Thought) and his links with the Communist Party. From 1946, he was a regular figure in St-Germain-des-Prés, mingling with philosophers, poets, writers, painters and sculptors, comedians and musicians of existentialist, surrealist or other persuasion, which constituted at that time the core of Parisian intelligentsia, and becoming friends with Pierre Dmitrienko, Serge Rezvani and François Arnal....


Spanish, 20th century, male.

Born 2 February 1923, in Barcelona.

Painter, collage artist, sculptor, engraver, lithographer, illustrator, poet. Stage sets, designs for stained glass.

Albert Ràfols-Casamada learned drawing with his father, the painter Albert Ràfols y Culleres, then from 1942-1945 he studied architecture at the University of Barcelona, at the same time attending the Tarrega art school. He was self-taught as a painter and started to paint in ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 1944, in St-Fraimbault (Orne).

Painter, stained glass painter, mosaicist.

Jean-Pierre Rivière studied at the École des beaux-arts in Bordeaux from 1962 to 1965 and worked initially as a set designer in Bordeaux before moving to Chartres to study stained glass techniques. He has since devoted himself to the genre, working as a master craftsman on the restoration of stained glass windows, notably those in the Château de Beauregard....


French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 27 May 1871, in Paris, France; died 13 February 1958, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, engraver, potter. Religious subjects, figures, landscapes. Stage sets, designs for stained glass, designs for tapestries.

Georges Rouault completed his primary education in 1885 and was apprenticed to stained-glass artists – first the Tamonis, then Hirsch. He received a direct offer from Albert Besnard for stained-glass windows for the School of Pharmacy to be made from his design sketches, but he refused out of loyalty to his employer. He was encouraged to consider painting as a career, having been introduced to the appreciation of art by his grandfather, Alexandre Champdavoine, who, modest white-collar worker though he was, knew and admired Honoré Daumier, Gustave Courbet, and Édouard Manet. Rouault achieved entry to the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1891, first in Elie Delaunay’s studio, then in Gustave Moreau’s (where he met Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet, Rudolf Lehmann, Henri Evenepoel, and others). Though he failed twice at the Prix de Rome, he won the Prix Chenavard in 1894 and, by 1900, he had obtained a mention and a bronze medal. In 1903, as Gustave Moreau’s executor, he became the curator of the Musée Gustave Moreau in Paris....


Danish, 20th century, female.

Born c. 1945.

Painter, designer, designer, scenographer. Murals, designs for tapestries, designs for mosaics, designs for stained glass, stage costumes and sets, painted glass.

Born to an artist family, Naja Salto started out as a stage designer in Danish theatres. These beginnings accustomed her to large formats. Using various techniques - oil on canvas, tapestry, mosaic, stained glass, painted glass - she has displayed a fertile talent as a decorative artist in a range of styles, though floral and marine ornamental motifs are recurrent....