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Kirk Ambrose

Lithuanian art historian, scholar of folklore and Egyptology, and diplomat of Russian birth. Son of the celebrated Lithuanian Symbolist poet of the same name, Jurgis Baltrušaitis II studied under Henri(-Joseph) Focillon at the Sorbonne and earned the PhD in 1931. The concerns of his mentor are evident in ...

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Filipino, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1972, in Las Piñas City, Manila, Philippines.

Painter, sculptor. Religious subjects, socio-political themes.

Folk art, symbolism.

Anting-Anting Group.

Alfredo Esquillo Jr. graduated from the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts in 1993. He first gained recognition when he won first prize in the ASEAN Art Awards in ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1891, in Audenarde; died 1965, in Laethem-St-Martin.

Painter. Religious subjects, still-lifes.

Symbolism.

Gevaert was the son-in-law of the painter and sculptor Georges Minne. He was self-taught in painting, and was also a poet and a composer.

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German, 19th–20th century, male.

Born 12 February 1857, in Plagwitz, near Leipzig; died 5 July 1920, in Grossjena, near Nuremberg.

Painter, sculptor, engraver. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects. Statues.

Symbolism.

Max Klinger entered the art school in Karlsruhe at the age of 16, where he studied under Karl Gussov. When Gussov accepted a professorship at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, Klinger accompanied him to that city from 1875 to 1878. He also worked in the studio of Arnold Böcklin, who was also an influence. He began to exhibit in public in 1878 with a painting, ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1855, in Paris; died 18 January 1922, in Paris.

Sculptor, medallist, potter, engraver. Religious, allegorical and mythological subjects, nudes. Statues, busts, statuettes.

Symbolism.

Pierre Roche studied with Alfred Roll at the Académie Julian from 1873 to 1878 and in ...

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Finnish, 19th century, male.

Active, then naturalised, in France.

Born 15 December 1855, in Borgå; died 1940.

Sculptor, medallist. Religious subjects, figures.

Symbolism.

Ville Vallgren showed at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris, where he was awarded a distinction in 1886; he received a gold medal at the 1889 Exposition Universelle and a Grand Prix at the 1900 Exposition Universelle. His work featured in ...