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French, 20th century, male.

Born 29 September 1935, in Philippeville, Algeria.

Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, engraver, medallist, illustrator. Figures, landscapes. Wall decorations, designs for stained glass, postage stamps.

Irolla's figurative painting is traditional, depicting the skies of Champagne, its valleys, vineyards, village churches and streets. He executed stained glass windows (Châlons-sur-Marne), mural decorations (Vitry-le-François, St-Memmie, Châlons-sur-Marne) and numerous postage stamps. He also illustrated several books, notably ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1934, in Vierzon.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator. Scenes with figures. Stage sets, designs for stained glass.

Nouvelle Figuration.

Milet settled in Paris in 1954 and attended the engraving studio of Hayter. He works in a meticulous style, depicting the hostility of nature to an unsettling degree. His is a visionary universe, teeming with the hacked forms of skeletons, animals and symbols. He has created theatre sets and cartoons for stained glass windows. He has also executed illustrations for: ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 22 June 1923, in Flamicourt.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman, sculptor, lithographer, illustrator. Designs for tapestries, designs for mosaics, designs for stained glass, stage sets.

Les Mains Èblouies.

Bernard Maurice Quentin arrived in Paris around 1940, where he studied painting, sculpture and architecture at the École des Arts Decoratifs and the École des Beaux-Arts. After World War II, during which he took part in the resistance, he became acquainted with Picasso through his visits to the Maison de la Pensée Francaise (House of French Thought) and his links with the Communist Party. From 1946, he was a regular figure in St-Germain-des-Prés, mingling with philosophers, poets, writers, painters and sculptors, comedians and musicians of existentialist, surrealist or other persuasion, which constituted at that time the core of Parisian intelligentsia, and becoming friends with Pierre Dmitrienko, Serge Rezvani and François Arnal....

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Spanish, 20th century, male.

Born 2 February 1923, in Barcelona.

Painter, collage artist, sculptor, engraver, lithographer, illustrator, poet. Stage sets, designs for stained glass.

Albert Ràfols-Casamada learned drawing with his father, the painter Albert Ràfols y Culleres, then from 1942-1945 he studied architecture at the University of Barcelona, at the same time attending the Tarrega art school. He was self-taught as a painter and started to paint in ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Active from 1919 and naturalised in France from 1947.

Born 11 February 1909, in Warneton (Flanders); died 5 May 1984, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, engraver, illustrator. Stage costumes and sets, murals, designs for mosaics, tapestries, and stained glass windows.

Gustave Singier's childhood was spent in war-torn Belgium under the German occupation. His father was a cabinet-maker and his mother a weaver. He started to paint in 1923, at the age of 14. He studied for three years at the École Boulle before going on to work (until 1936) as an interior architectural draughtsman and furniture designer, while painting in his free time. He met the painter Charles Walch, who encouraged him in his work and opened his eyes to his own potential as an artist painting from nature. He taught at the Académie Ranson in Paris from 1951 to 1954, then at the École des Beaux-Arts from 1967 to 1978....