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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 7 June 1848, in Paris, France; died 8 May 1903, in Fatu Iva in the Marquesas Islands.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, pastellist, draughtsman, sculptor (wood/bronze), ceramicist, woodcutter, lithographer, zincographer, monotype artist, illustrator. Religious subjects, figure compositions, local figures, nudes, portraits, interiors, rustic scenes, landscapes, landscapes with figures, still-lifes, animals...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 5 October 1850, in Sèvres; died 4 August 1930, in Paris.

Painter, engraver. Historical subjects, religious subjects, scenes with figures, interiors with figures, portraits, group portraits, landscapes, animals. Designs for ceramics.

Émile Renard was taught by Cabanel and César de Cock. He travelled to Italy and Tunisia, bringing back landscapes. He was a teacher at the École des Beaux-Art in Paris, succeeding Tony Robert-Fleury. He made his first appearance in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1873, and became a member of this society in 1883. Renard received a third-class medal in 1876, a second-class medal in 1889, a silver medal in 1889 at the Exposition Universelle in Paris, and a medal of honour in 1911. He was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1895 and was a member of the jury at the Exposition Universelle in 1900. He exhibited in Madrid and Antwerp....

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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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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 27 May 1871, in Paris, France; died 13 February 1958, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, engraver, potter. Religious subjects, figures, landscapes. Stage sets, designs for stained glass, designs for tapestries.

Georges Rouault completed his primary education in 1885 and was apprenticed to stained-glass artists – first the Tamonis, then Hirsch. He received a direct offer from Albert Besnard for stained-glass windows for the School of Pharmacy to be made from his design sketches, but he refused out of loyalty to his employer. He was encouraged to consider painting as a career, having been introduced to the appreciation of art by his grandfather, Alexandre Champdavoine, who, modest white-collar worker though he was, knew and admired Honoré Daumier, Gustave Courbet, and Édouard Manet. Rouault achieved entry to the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1891, first in Elie Delaunay’s studio, then in Gustave Moreau’s (where he met Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet, Rudolf Lehmann, Henri Evenepoel, and others). Though he failed twice at the Prix de Rome, he won the Prix Chenavard in 1894 and, by 1900, he had obtained a mention and a bronze medal. In 1903, as Gustave Moreau’s executor, he became the curator of the Musée Gustave Moreau in Paris....

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Danish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 18 November 1856, in Copenhagen; died 9 March 1933, in Copenhagen.

Painter, sculptor, potter, engraver, illustrator. Religious subjects, genre scenes. Designs for mosaics, murals.

Joaquim Skøvgaard was the son of Peter Kristian Skøvgaard. He exhibited on various occasions in Paris, most notably at the Expositions Universelles of ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 16 March 1804, in Langres (Haute-Marne); died 25 December 1856, in Paris.

Painter (including glass), fresco artist, engraver, lithographer, potter. Religious subjects. Murals.

Ziegler was a pupil of François Joseph Heim and of Ingres. He exhibited his early works in 1828 and 1829. He went to Italy in 1830 and stayed in Venice, following which he went to Munich where he learned fresco painting with Peter von Cornelius. He returned to Paris via Belgium. Ziegler was curator of the Musée de Dijon and director of the École des Beaux-Arts in Dijon....