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Spanish, 20th century, male.

Active in Argentina.

Born 11 August 1878, in Barcelona.

Sculptor.

Mateo Alonso is best known for his monumental Christ the Redeemer, which stands on the border of Chile and Argentina.

Buenos Aires (National Mus.)

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1929, in Ostend.

Sculptor, painter. Religious subjects, nudes.

D'Anneel studied at the Brussels Academy. He became a teacher at the college of fine arts in the district of Uccle in Brussels.

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1926, in Frémery (Moselle).

Painter, sculptor, decorative designer. Figure compositions, religious subjects, landscapes. Murals, church decoration, designs for mosaics and stained-glass windows, stage sets, stage costumes.

Arcabas studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and also had a degree. He was a friend of the painter Dimitri Varbanesco. He exhibited in numerous towns in France and abroad. From ...

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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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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Active at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century in Barcelona.

Born 1863, in Catalonia; died 1933.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Groups, low reliefs.

Eusebio Arnau studied at the Barcelona School of Fine Art and then continued his studies in Rome, Florence and Paris. In ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born January 1851, in Paris; died 1938.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Orientalism.

Albert Aublet was a pupil of Claudius Jacquand and Gérôme. Very early on, he was drawn to the East, first visiting Constantinople (now Istanbul) in ...

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Austrian, 20th century, male.

Born 20 October 1871, in Bruneck.

Sculptor (wood), painter. Religious subjects.

Joseph Bachlechner studied initially in Austria, and was active in Bosen (now Bolzano), Brixen (now Bressanone) and Hall. He developed his skills further during a visit to Rome before completing his studies at the academy in Munich in Eberle's studio....

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French, 20th century, male.

Born in Paris.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Louis Ball exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français from 1938, becoming a member of the society. He is known for his painting of The Virgin Assisted by the Holy Women

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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1853, in Milan; died 1937, in Milan.

Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, sculptor. Nudes, portraits, church interiors, interiors, genre scenes, local scenes, landscapes, landscapes with figures, seascapes, still-lifes.

Leonardo Bazzaro was the brother of the sculptor Ernesto Bazzaro, and a pupil of Giuseppe Bertini at the Accademia di Brera in Milan. He started out making architectural drawings. He won the Fumagalli Prize and the Giotto Institute Prize in 1878. He also won medals in Paris in 1889, and in Milan, Palermo, Antwerp and St Louis....

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 April 1863, in London; died 27 November 1933, in London.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, illustrator. Figure compositions, religious subjects, mythological subjects, landscapes.

Robert Anning Bell was the pupil of Aimé Morot in Paris and of Sir George Frampton in London. He taught at University College, Liverpool (...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born in Pamiers; died 1919.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, figures, portraits.

Orientalism.

A pupil of Marius Mercié and Emile Thomas, Jean Baptiste Belloc exhibited with the Salon des Artistes Français from 1889 to 1913, receiving a commendation in 1889...

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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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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 28 April 1868, in Lille; died 16 April 1941, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, nudes, portraits, genre scenes, still-lifes, landscapes, urban landscapes. Designs for tapestries.

Symbolism.

School of Pont-Aven.

Émile Bernard plays a singular role in the history of painting in the late-19th century. As demonstrated by the important retrospective of his work mounted by the Fondation Mona Bismarck in Paris in 1991, he was the often-overlooked originator of a number of highly innovative movements (Cloisonnism, Synthetism, even Symbolism), whose paternity he claimed with vehemence in his writings, before he turned his back on them all with equal forcefulness later in life. He moved to the western Paris suburb of Asnières with his family in 1881, and showed an early interest in painting, studying at the Atelier Cormon from the age of 16. Here he met his mentor, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and subsequently Van Gogh. Expelled from the studio in 1886 for insubordination and lack of discipline, he travelled to Normandy and Brittany, where he encountered Gauguin and his followers from the Pont-Aven School. In the same year, he painted the ...

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Romanian, 20th century, male.

Born 14 September 1938, in Bucharest; died 4 December 2000, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, sculptor. Church interiors, landscapes, architectural views, still-lifes.

Conceptual Art.

Horia Bernea studied mathematics and physics at the University of Bucharest from 1955 to 1958, then followed courses at the city's school of architecture ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born in Paris.

Sculptor. Busts.

Bigeard was a member of the Société des Artistes Français, where he exhibited a Head of Christ in 1938. In addition, in 1945, his work Head of a Man appeared at the Salon d'Automne.

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1896, in Gemona del Friuli; died 1987.

Painter, sculptor, designer of ornamental architectural features. Religious subjects, figures.

Bin exhibited busts at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1928.

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Polish, 20th century, male.

Born 3 December 1881, in Warsaw; died 1959.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, mythological figures, portraits. Busts, statues, low reliefs.

François Black was a pupil of Antonin Mercié at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Having left Poland at the age of 18, he worked in London, Paris and Switzerland, where the musician Paderewski had summoned him. Finally settled in France, he produced many statues of mythological figures and several busts of famous characters. He produced low reliefs for Caracas's ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 25 May 1832, in Puiseaux (Loiret); died 3 May 1916, in Paris.

Sculptor (stone/bronze/plaster). Allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, religious subjects, figures. Busts.

Jules Blanchard was trained by Jouffroy in Paris. He married the daughter of the sculptor Denis Foyatier. He was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 22 October 1903, in Béziers.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Busts.

Blattes exhibited his work at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris between 1932 and 1937. He sent a Bust of Pierre Bourdel to the Salon des Tuileries in 1938.

Notable works by him are busts of St-Saens, Berlioz and Beethoven, and heads of old men....

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1921, in Brussels.

Sculptor, painter. Religious subjects, figures.

Paul Blavier studied at the academy of fine arts in Brussels; he worked exclusively as a painter between 1970 and 1973, then devoted himself entirely to sculpture. As a sculptor, his principal preoccupation was with dynamic movement, which he sought to capture by juxtaposing lines, solids and spaces and by employing permutations of steel, brass, copper and synthetic resins. He polished the surfaces of his work to increase its luminosity and mounted his sculptures on rough stone pediments....