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Dennis Raverty

American sculptor of Iranian birth. Armajani studied in Iran at the University of Tehran before immigrating to the USA in 1960 to complete his studies in philosophy at Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN, where he settled permanently. He became a naturalized US citizen in ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born in Pittsburgh.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, figures.

Robert Brennen produces figurative sculptures in wood and metal, often on religious themes. These display fine craftsmanship and great technical skill. Brennen has exhibited in the USA, Greece, Italy, Germany and France. He has received numerous awards, including: in Rome in ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1834, in Malden (Massachusetts); died 1919, in Newton Upper Falls (Massachusetts).

Painter, sculptor. Historical subjects, religious subjects, figures, portraits, landscapes.

Darius Cobb was the twin brother of Cyrus Cobb. The works for which he is known include portraits of ...

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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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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1882, in Nashville (Tennessee); died 7 February 1951, in Nashville.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, figures, animals.

William Edmondson was the son of former slaves who were emancipated following the Civil War, and grew up illiterate. He worked at various jobs, in particular, for the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St Louis Railroads until ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Britain from 1905, naturalised 1907.

Born 1880, in New York, to Russian-Polish parents; died 19 August 1959, in London.

Sculptor (including bronze/marble), painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits, animals. Statues, monuments.

Vorticism.

London Group.

Jacob Epstein first studied at the Arts Students League in New York and then in 1902 moved to Paris and enrolled at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts. In Paris he met Rodin, and, by visiting the Louvre, became strongly attracted to non-European sculpture. In 1905 he settled in London. Epstein promoted a new approach to sculpture, following the 'direct' sculptural process in which no model or detailed maquette is used but which concentrates on respecting and bringing to life the material employed, preserving its texture and colour while bringing forth from the material, for example a block of stone, the physical power of the form. This 'truth to materials' would have a direct impact on younger generation of British sculptors, notably Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth....

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 20 May 1889, in Brooklyn (New York City).

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Joseph C. Fleri was a member of the National Society of Sculpture and the New York Architectural League. He carved religious works for Philadelphia and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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American, 20th century, female.

Active in New York.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Claire Frezano specialised in traditional religious sculpture.

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American, 19th century, male.

Active also active in Italy.

Born 1810, in Hamden (Connecticut); died 1894.

Sculptor. Figures, mythical subjects, reliogious subjects, portraits.

Chauncey Bradley Ives lived and worked in New York City from 1840 to 1844, and then established a studio in Rome, Italy, because of the easy availability of marble. Here he created sculptures of idealised and neo-classical figures, such as women in drapery like ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born c. 1880, near Santa Cruz (New Mexico); died c. 1939.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

José Dolores Lopez was born into a family of woodcarvers. He too used this material, and also worked in clay.

He executed a large number of 'Santos', effigies of saints in the popular style of the Spanish colonial tradition, adding his own very personal, if rough, sensitivity....

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Russian, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 27 September 1939, in Leningrad, Soviet Union (now St Petersburg, Russia).

Sculptor.

From 1954 until 1957, Alexander Ney studied at the Secondary Art School of the Ilya Repin Institute for Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture in Leningrad. While he was trained in the official style of Socialist Realism, Ney resisted this restriction, developing alternative artistic practices. When continuing his studies at the Art School of the Surikov Institute in Moscow in ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Active from 1906 in France.

Born 7 June 1874, in Worcester; died 1941.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, figures. Monuments.

Andrew O'Connor, son of Andrew O'Connor, was a pupil of D.C. Frende. By the time he was twenty years old he had no technical problems, having worked in his father's studio from an early age. From ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 29 November 1869, in Philadelphia; died 16 March 1917.

Painter, sculptor, architect. Church decoration.

Harry Hanley Parker was also an architect. He decorated the Calvary Methodist Church, Philadelphia.

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 23 May 1941, in Washington DC.

Sculptor (wood/stone/bronze), draughtsman, engraver (wood), illustrator.

Martin Puryear studied biology, painting and illustration at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC, then took a degree in Art and Architecture at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut in ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 2 October 1883, in Easton (Pennsylvania); died 1960, in Washington DC.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, portraits.

Harry Lewis Raul was a student of the Art Students League in New York under the direction of F.V. Du Mond. He was a member of the American League of Artist Teachers and of the American Federation of the Arts. He mainly sculpted a number of commemorative monuments and some portraits of famous men, also some religious subjects....

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Santos  

James Cordova and Claire Farago

Term that refers to handmade paintings and sculptures of Christian holy figures, crafted by artists from the Hispanic and Lusophone Americas. The term first came into widespread use in early 20th-century New Mexico among English-speaking art collectors to convey a sense of cultural authenticity. Throughout the Americas, the term ...

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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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American, 20th century, male.

Born 15 August 1887, in Cleveland; died 1963.

Painter, sculptor, engraver. Religious subjects.

Cyril Saunders Spackman was a pupil of Henry George Keller in Cleveland. He was active in Croydon and was a member of the American Federation of the Arts....

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 16 July 1896, in Brighton (Massachusetts); died 1972.

Sculptor, painter, engraver. Religious subjects, animals.

Lawrence Tenney Stevens was awarded the American Rome Prize. He specialized in religious subjects and designed porcelain statuettes.

New York, 30 Sept 1988: Polar Bear (...

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American, 20th century, female.

Born 16 March 1921, in Baltimore (Maryland); died 2004.

Sculptor, pastellist.

Minimal Art.

Anne Truitt studied sculpture under Alexander Giampietro at the Catholic University of America in Washington from 1948 to 1949, then under Octavio Medellín at the Dallas Museum of Art the following year. She lived in Tokyo, and then in Washington....