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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1955, in Washington DC.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator. Comic strips, stage sets.

Charles Burns studied at Evergreen State College, Olympia (Washington State), receiving a BFA in 1977, and at the University of California, Davis, receiving an MFA in 1979. First interested in experimental photography, which he exploited in photo-stories, he started working with comic strips in the 1980s after meeting Art Spiegelman, co-founder of the avant-garde review ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 24 February 1958.

Painter (including mixed media), collage artist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, poster artist. Stage sets.

Olivier de Cayron is a self-taught painter whose work betrays the influence of Pollock, Dubuffet and, on occasion, Michaux. In 1985, he was one of the co-founders of the ...

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British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 20 July 1960, in London.

Painter, printmaker, theatre designer. Stage sets, artist's books.

Stephen Chambers studied at Winchester School of Art from 1978 to 1979, at St Martin's School of Art from 1979 to 1982 and at Chelsea School of Art ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 11 November 1959, in Paris.

Painter, illustrator. Landscapes, landscapes with figures, architectural views, ruins. Stage sets.

Dominique Chouaba was awarded first prize at the Paris Conservatoire de Musique and graduated in English language and literature from the Sorbonne before taking up painting full time in ...

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Margarita González Arredondo

(b Mexico City, June 10, 1940).

Mexican painter, sculptor, illustrator and stage designer. He was self-taught when he took up painting in 1956 with the encouragement of Diego Rivera, but from 1956 to 1960 he studied graphic design with Gordon Jones. During those years he worked in an Abstract Expressionist manner, although he soon incorporated figurative elements and, from c. 1963, elements of fantasy. In 1967 he went to Paris on a French government grant. In the following year he was a founder-member of the Salón Independiente, where he began to exhibit acrylic sculptures of the female torso. These were followed between 1974 and 1976 by a series entitled Mutations, in which he explored the possibilities of the cube and which opened the way to later sculptures and paintings in which geometry is balanced with sensuality. Venus and Mars (Mexico City, U. N. Autónoma) is one of the best of his public sculptures. He also worked as a stage designer, for example on a production in ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 1957, in Concord (New Hampshire), United States.

Painter, sculptor, collage artist, pastellist, draughtsman, engraver, screen printer, illustrator. Stage sets.

Neo-Expressionism, Citationism.

George Condo is an American artist who lived in Paris before moving to New York in the early 1980s. There, he met Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring, and he worked with Beat Generation authors William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. In 1999 he received an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters....

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 8 April 1959, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, poster artist, graphic designer. Still-lifes. Toys, artists' books, stage sets.

Paul Cox studied literature, English and art history. While conducting research into the CoBrA Group in 1975, he met Pierre Alechinsky, who some years later taught Cox how best to work with acrylics and the rudiments of ...

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Luigi  

Lebanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 18 May 1949, in Biblos or Beirut.

Painter, illustrator, scenographer. Religious subjects. Stage sets, murals.

He obtained his degree at the Beirut school of fine arts, where he taught from 1980 to 1983 in the architecture, decorative arts and graphics departments....

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 5 October 1958, in Amiens.

Painter, illustrator. Stage sets.

Pierre Mabille is a figurative painter who works on large square canvases. He has illustrated school books for the publishers Foucher. He designed theatre sets for K8 at the Avignon Festival. In ...

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Romanian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 5 June 1946, in Bucharest.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, scenes with figures, landscapes, still-lifes, flowers. Icons, frescoes, stage costumes and sets, designs for stained glass.

Michel Stoenesco de Pontbriant is the son of Grégoire and the great-nephew of Eustache Grégoire. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Romania and taught Byzantine art at Helsinki between ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 26 January 1960, in Burgundy.

Painter, illustrator. Mythological subjects, interiors, figures, animals. Stage sets.

Diane de Valou spent time in New York before taking up painting at the age of 18. She enrolled at the Maryse Eloi workshop in Paris, where she trained in classical drawing and composition, then moved on to the École des Beaux-Arts, where she studied under Olivier Debré. She divides her time between Paris and Burgundy....

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Dutch, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in Maastricht.

Born 18 March 1948, in Amsterdam.

Painter, illustrator. Stage sets.

Hélène van der Wusten trained at the academy in Maastricht, then at the Gerrit Rietvel Academie in Amsterdam. She exhibits in Amsterdam and Maastricht.

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1956, in Paris.

Painter, pastellist, engraver, draughtswoman, sculptor, illustrator. Stage sets, artists' books.

Mâkhi Xenakis is the daughter of Iannis Xenakis, the composer. After completing architectural studies, she turned to the design of stage scenery. When visiting New York in ...