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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1941, in Aricò.

Sculptor, painter, glassmaker. Religious subjects, figures, animals.

Gianni Aricò received a diploma in architecture from Venice University in 1971. In 1974 he set up his sculpture studio in the de-consecrated church of S Andrea della Zirada in Venice....

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1928, in Colognola ai Colli, near Verona.

Painter, engraver, graphic designer, fresco artist, sculptor. Religious subjects. Designs for stained glass.

Bellomi studied initially at the Cignaroli Academy in Verona. After World War II, he worked as a coal miner in St-Étienne in France. However, he spent most of his life in Verona where, ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 6 October 1886, in Milan; died 27 March 1973, in Milan.

Painter, draughtsman, pastellist, sculptor. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, genre scenes, scenes with figures, animals. Designs for stained glass.

Aldo Carpi was a pupil of Stefano Bersani. He entered the Accademia di Brera in ...

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Active naturalised in France from 1937.

Born 7 July 1887, in Vitebsk; died 28 March 1985, in St-Paul-de-Vence, France.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, sculptor, ceramicist, engraver, decorative artist, illustrator. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, landscapes with figures. Murals, designs for stained glass, designs for mosaics, low reliefs...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 7 June 1931, in Eatonton (Georgia).

Painter, draughtsman (including ink), collage artist, print artist, sculptor, collector, art historian. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, figure compositions, scenes with figures, landscapes. Designs for stained glass.

David C. Driskell earned a BFA at Howard University in ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 14 April 1884, in St-Quentin (Aisne); died 1941.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, lithographer. Religious subjects, portraits. Designs for stained glass.

Gabriel Charles Girodon was a pupil of Fernand Cormon at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and won the Prix de Rome in ...

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Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active from 1871, later naturalised in France.

Born 25 May 1841, in Paris, to Swiss parents; died 23 October 1917, in Sceaux (Hauts-de-Seine), France.

Painter, watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman, illustrator, poster artist, decorative designer. Religious subjects, urban landscapes. Designs for stained glass, designs (fabric/ceramics), furniture...

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Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 19 May 1861, in Santiago de Compostela; died 26 June 1924, in Santiago de Compostela.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Designs for stained glass.

From 1917 to 1920, Luis Landeira y Iglesias was director of and taught at the art school in Baeza, and ...

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French, 20th century, female.

Born 3 March 1917.

Painter, draughtswoman. Religious subjects. Designs for stained glass.

Françoise Landowski's father was the sculptor Landowski. She did not attend any academy as a pupil; in fact she studied music and was awarded the first prize for piano at the Paris Conservatoire. She embraced Expressionism in her paintings. In ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 4 January 1925, in Valenciennes.

Painter, sculptor, poster artist, designer. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, nudes, scenes with figures, local scenes (bullfighting), landscapes, seascapes, still-lifes, flowers. Murals, designs for stained glass, stage sets.

Podevin took private classes in drawing in Valenciennes. He won the first prize in the Concours Lefranc in 1936 and entered the École des Beaux-Arts there, studying architecture and painting. In 1943 he became a student at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, with Brianchon and Souverbie, and in 1944 he passed the entrance examination for the École des Arts Décoratifs. In 1945 he became a state drawing teacher; 1950, a teacher at the École des Beaux-Arts in Douai; 1955, a teacher at the Lycée Pasteur in Neuilly-sur-Seine; and 1970, a teacher for the preparatory classes of the Grandes Écoles....

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1924, in Bald Knob (Arkansas).

Painter, sculptor (including bronze), ceramicist, jeweller. Religious subjects, figures, animals. Murals, designs for stained glass, mosaics.

Starting in 1944, Carroll Harris Simms studied at Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia, the University of Toledo, and the Toledo Museum School of Art. He was the first African-American to graduate from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He went on to study at the Slade School of Art of the University of London, the Royal College of Art, London, the Swedish Institute, Stockholm, and the Institute of African Studies of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. From ...

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French, 20th century, female.

Born 1905, in Ruelle.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator. Religious subjects. Wall decorations, designs for stained glass.

Yvonne Soutra was a pupil of Maurice Denis and Georges Desvallières at the Atelier d'Art Sacré (Studio of Sacred Art), founded in 1919.

She produced murals in France, Angola and in Mörschwill and Freiburg in Switzerland. She created sculptures for the Foch Hospital in Suresnes, the Paul-Brousse Hospital in Villejuif, Dijon Hospital and in Balzers, Liechtenstein. She also designed the 16 stained glass windows of Fukuoka Cathedral in Japan, which were produced in ...

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Austrian, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 24 July 1902, in Neunkirchen; died 1 July 1981, in Bourg-Blanc (Finistère), France.

Painter, watercolourist, poster artist, sculptor. Religious subjects, figures. Designs for stained glass, frescoes, designs for fabrics and wallpapers.

Karl Steiner worked in a factory as a locksmith before enrolling at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna. He spent some time in Paris in the mid-1920s, where he met Léger and Le Corbusier. He returned to Austria to continue his career, but in ...

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Romanian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 5 June 1946, in Bucharest.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, scenes with figures, landscapes, still-lifes, flowers. Icons, frescoes, stage costumes and sets, designs for stained glass.

Michel Stoenesco de Pontbriant is the son of Grégoire and the great-nephew of Eustache Grégoire. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Romania and taught Byzantine art at Helsinki between ...

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Swiss, 20th century, male.

Born 21 February 1886, in Basel.

Painter, stained glass painter, engraver, sculptor. Religious subjects. Murals, statues.

Wanner lived and worked in St Gall. He executed statues, stained glass windows, Ways of the Cross and frescoes in St Gall and other towns and cities in Switzerland....