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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 11 January 1953, in Saïda.

Painter, pastellist, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Designs for stained glass.

Figuration Libre, Citationism.

Jean-Michel Albérola lived in Algeria until 1962. He then went to France, living successively in several cities, including Marseilles, Toulouse, Avignon and Paris. He studied in Marseilles and in Aix-en-Provence. Until ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 7 May 1941, in St-Raphaël.

Painter, graphic designer, illustrator, poster artist, sculptor. Designs for tapestries, stained glass windows, playing cards.

Bevilacqua lived in Africa in his youth. Self-taught, he only began to paint in 1983. In 1991 Bevilacqua realised in public a monumental painting on the subject of ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1876; died 1960.

Sculptor, illustrator, decorative artist, potter, glassmaker, watercolourist, draughtsman.

Cambellotti's work was shown in the exhibitions Roman Secession, 1913-1916, held in Rome in 1987, and From Glass to Diamond: Artistic Stained Glass in Rome 1912-1925 at the Exhibition Centre in Rome in ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 6 September 1868, in Paris, to Belgian and Dutch parents; died 26 November 1943, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, engraver, lithographer, sculptor, draughtsman, illustrator, designer. Scenes with figures, figures, landscapes. Designs for tapestries, and stained glass windows.

Symbolism, Japonisme, Art Nouveau...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 27 February 1896; died June 1964.

Watercolourist, pastellist, painter (gouache), engraver, illustrator, sculptor. Figures, nudes, portraits, interiors with figures, still-lifes, landscapes, architectural views. Designs for stained glass.

Pierre Albert Génolhac studied at the Nice art school from 1917 to 1918...

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Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active from 1871, later naturalised in France.

Born 25 May 1841, in Paris, to Swiss parents; died 23 October 1917, in Sceaux (Hauts-de-Seine), France.

Painter, watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman, illustrator, poster artist, decorative designer. Religious subjects, urban landscapes. Designs for stained glass, designs (fabric/ceramics), furniture...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 8 March 1824, in Lyons; died 17 February 1888, in Lyons.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, illustrator. Portraits, genre scenes, interiors with figures, hunting scenes, landscapes, animals. Designs for stained glass.

Jean Baptiste Louis Guy was a pupil of Claude Bonnefond and Jean Antoine Duclaux at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons from 1839 to 1846. He exhibited at the Lyons Salon from 1840 and then at the Paris Salon from 1868. In 1871 he was appointed professor at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons, where he taught Augustin Pierre Chenu, Armand Bernard, Frank Bail, Charles Joseph Beauverie and Charles Montlevault. He was also the headmaster of a municipal art school....

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 12 April 1898, in Rouen; died 23 January 1960, in Rouen.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, engraver, sculptor, illustrator, lithographer. Interiors with figures, genre scenes, seascapes, urban landscapes, waterscapes, landscapes with figures, harbour scenes, architectural views, boats. Frescoes, designs for stained glass...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 4 February 1881, in Argentan; died 18 August 1955, in Gif-sur-Yvette.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, ceramicist, illustrator, mosaicist, designer, film producer. Designs for tapestries, designs for stained glass, stage sets, stage costumes.

Puteaux Group, Section d’Or, Association of Revolutionary Writers and Artists, Espace...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1926, in Paris.

Painter, engraver, illustrator, sculptor, potter. Figures, landscapes, still-lifes. Murals, designs for tapestries, designs for stained glass, designs for mosaics.

Louttre B. was in the difficult position of being the son of the famous artist Bissière. In an effort to disguise his origins, he adopted the nickname Louttre, which had been given to him by his parents, for use in his work as an artist. He spent his youth in the company of his parents' friends, including Braque, Henri Laurens and Latapie, whose daughter Laure he later married, and the recently formed group at the Académie Ranson where Bissière taught. He learned to paint as a matter of course while he was growing up. He was active in Paris and Boissièrettes....

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 16 November 1921, in Rouen; died 21 October 2000.

Painter, collage artist, mosaicist, sculptor, illustrator. Designs for stained glass.

Bernard Mandeville created many monuments, including: 1967, a mural at the faculty of medicine in Clermont-Ferrand; 1968, stained glass windows in a church in Brioude; 1973, a fountain and a gearwheel in enamelled lava at Hérouville-St-Clair. He has illustrated several literary works, including many Eugène Guillevic anthologies....

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Portuguese, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1963.

Born 1926, in Lisbon.

Painter, engraver, sculptor, ceramicist, illustrator. Designs for stained glass, tapestries.

A graduate of the school of decorative arts in Lisbon, Julio Pomar worked in the art colleges of Lisbon and Paris. He was originally influenced by Socialist Realism, especially by Portinari. A virtuoso graphic artist, his realism excels in the curlicues of a decorative style exaggerated to the point of being non-representational. He has illustrated Cervantes's ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 8 July 1928, in Firminy; died 23 September 1959, in Paris.

Painter, engraver, illustrator, sculptor, ceramicist, designer. Murals, designs for tapestries, designs for stained glass, designs for mosaics.

Bernard Pomey came to painting by chance during an illness. He attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris after his recovery, then the Centre d'Art Sacré ...

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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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French, 20th century, male.

Born 16 July 1924, in Rheims.

Painter, watercolourist, lithographer, sculptor, illustrator. Designs for tapestries, designs for stained glass.

Symbolism.

Luc Simon was born into the Simon family, who were masters of stained glass in Rheims for ten generations. He studied at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. He spent some time in Tunisia and travelled across Africa in the steps of Arthur Rimbaud. In ...

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French, 20th century, female.

Born 1905, in Ruelle.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator. Religious subjects. Wall decorations, designs for stained glass.

Yvonne Soutra was a pupil of Maurice Denis and Georges Desvallières at the Atelier d'Art Sacré (Studio of Sacred Art), founded in 1919.

She produced murals in France, Angola and in Mörschwill and Freiburg in Switzerland. She created sculptures for the Foch Hospital in Suresnes, the Paul-Brousse Hospital in Villejuif, Dijon Hospital and in Balzers, Liechtenstein. She also designed the 16 stained glass windows of Fukuoka Cathedral in Japan, which were produced 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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Regina Soria

American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer (see fig.). He studied under Tompkins Harrison Matteson in Shelbourne, NY, and went to Paris in March 1856. After eight months in the studio of François-Edouard Picot, he settled in Florence until the end of 1860. There he learnt drawing from ...

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1923 (naturalised French citizen 1938).

Born 12 July 1892, in Nizhni Novgorod; died 30 March 1980, in Paris.

Painter, lithographer, illustrator, sculptor. Stained glass, tapestry designs.

Mezzanine de la Poésie Group.

Leon Zack was the son of a pharmacist. He studied literature at the University of Moscow, while at the same time taking drawing and painting classes in private academies. His first painting master was Yakimchenko, who had lived in Paris and been influenced by the impressionists. Zack then worked in the studio of Fedor Rerberg and more especially that of Ilya Mashkov, the founder of the Bubnovy Valet (Jack of Diamonds) group, the focus of the Moscow Cézannists and proto-cubists, which had been set up to oppose the academic style that still dominated Russia. In ...