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Russian painter, graphic artist, sculptor and designer of Ukrainian birth. He studied painting at the School of Art in Odessa (1901–7) under Kiriak Kostandi (1852–1921), at the same time attending classes in sculpture. In 1908–9 he made a series of pointillist paintings. He visited Vienna and Munich in ...

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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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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1869, in Antwerp; died 1941, in Brussels.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator, poster artist. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes.

Art Nouveau.

Having first studied law, Ghisbert Combaz became a pupil at the academy in Antwerp and a professor at the Brussels academy. He spent most of his life in Antwerp, where he exhibited from 1886 onwards; he also exhibited in conjunction with the association of Art Nouveau artists known as the Libre Esthétique from 1897. As an art historian, he made special study of the art of the Far East. With their sinuous and undulating rhythm, the arabesques in his engravings and posters provide typical examples of the Modern Style....

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 10 April 1900, in Châteauroux; died 13 May 1989, in St-Aubin-Châteauneuf.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, designer, poster artist, sculptor. Religious subjects, military subjects, battles, figures, nudes, figure compositions. Wall decorations.

Robert Falcucci trained in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts and the École des Arts Décoratifs, and he was also taught by Cécile and Émmanuel Cavaille-Coll. In ...

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 27 October 1872, in Pforzheim; died 8 June 1943, in Jugenheim.

Sculptor (bronze), draughtsman, painter, engraver (wood), graphic designer. Religious subjects, portraits. Medals.

Darmstadt Artists' Colony.

Daniel Greiner had been a pastor, bur he decided, after a conflict with the authorities in his parish of Schotten, to turn to art instead. He trained in Paris, then at the Bildhauerschule (school of sculpture) in Berlin. In ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1931, in Nice; died 3 June 2005.

Draughtsman, painter (gouache), sculptor, engraver, poster artist, illustrator, designer. Religious subjects, figures, portraits. Postage stamps.

Raymond Moretti lived and worked in Courbevoie. After producing strictly figurative painting he undertook, around 1970, an enormous construction which he showed mainly in Paris 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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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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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born 1435, in Florence; died 7 October 1488, in Venice.

Painter, sculptor, goldsmith, musician. Religious subjects, historical figures. Equestrian statues.

Florentine School.

Andrea Verrocchio's biographical details are not really known, but his works are proof of the important place he occupies in the history of art. It is known that he was born in Florence in ...