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Aagaard, Gunnar Andersen  

Danish, 20th century, male.

Born 1919.

Sculptor.

Copenhagen, 26 May 1987: Sculpture (1954, steel, 32¼ × 99½ ins/82 × 253 cm) DKK 6,000

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Aaltonen, Vallio or Waïnö  

Finnish, 20th century, male.

Born 8 March 1894, in Martilla (Swedish St Mårtens); died 30 May 1966, in Helsinki.

Painter, sculptor. Figures. Monuments.

Vallio Aaltonen studied at the school of painting of the Turku Artistic Association. He became a teacher and member of the academy of Finland, as well as an associate member of the art academies of Brazil and the USSR....

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Aarsleff, Carl Wilhem Oluf Peter  

Danish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 August 1852, in Nyborg.

Sculptor. Statues.

Initially a woodcarver, Carl Wilhelm Oluf Peter Aarsleff went on to study under Fjeldskov at the Kunstakademi in Copenhagen from 1872 to 1876. In 1879 his statue of Telemachus, now in the museum of Odense, earned him a gold medal. He visited Paris, Greece and Italy, where he stayed for quite some time in Rome. His works can be seen in the art gallery of Copenhagen and at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. The art lover Jacobsen commissioned two reliefs which now adorn the façade of the latter. Aarsleff was also involved in the decoration of Copenhagen's law courts. He was appointed a member of the Kunstakademi of Copenhagen in ...

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Aarts, A.  

Belgian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Sculptor. Busts.

A. Aarts showed an ivory sculpture representing a Head of a Laughing Child at the Brussels Exhibition in 1897.

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Aas, Niels  

Norwegian, 20th century, male.

Born 21 April 1933, in Inderøy (Nord-Trøndelag); died 10 February 2004, in Oslo.

Sculptor.

Niels Aas was included in the Norwegian selection for the Paris Biennale des Jeunes (Biennale for Young Artists) in 1965.

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Abakanowicz, Magdalena  

Polish, 20th century, female.

Born 1930, in Falenty.

Painter (mixed media), sculptor.

A student at the academy of fine art in Warsaw between 1950 and 1955, Magdalena Abakanowicz taught at the fine arts college in Poznan from 1965 onwards. Initially a painter, she later took up sculpture and also began working with textiles in ...

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Abbal, André  

French, 20th century, male.

Born 16 November 1876, in Montech; died 20 June 1953, in Carbonne.

Sculptor, painter, draughtsman. Figures, animals. Busts.

After following the advice of the sculpture-lovers in his family, Abbal became a pupil of Falguière and Mercié at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He started exhibiting at the Salon des Artistes Français from ...

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Abbate, Paolo Salvatore  

Italian, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA.

Born 1884, in Villarosa; died 1972.

Sculptor.

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Abdel Hay, Abdel Badi  

Egyptian, 20th century, male.

Born 1916, in Mallawi; died July 2004.

Sculptor. Animals.

Abdel Badi Abdel Hay studied sculpture in the free section of Cairo University's arts faculty. He often worked with hard stone such as granite, sometimes sculpting animal-like figures, elongating the surface area of his works to create work reminiscent of Pompon and Brancusi....

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Abdel Kerim, Salah  

Egyptian, 20th century, male.

Born 1925; died 1988.

Sculptor, painter. Animals.

Salah Abdel Kerim studied at Cairo's faculty of art, continuing his studies in Italy and in Paris. He was appointed Professor of Decorative Art at the same faculty in Cairo and was later appointed Dean of Fine Arts in the city....

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Abeille, Claude  

French, 20th century, male.

Born 1930, in Landerneau.

Sculptor (stone/marble/bronze).

Claude Abeille studied under Robert Couturier at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. He was awarded the Prix Bourdelle in 1963 and was made a member of the Institut de France in 1992...

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Abeille, Michel  

French, 20th century, male.

Born 1932, in Paris.

Painter, sculptor.

Following a career as a reporter and photographer, Michel Abeille returned to painting, which he had first taken up in his youth, in 1968. He exhibited his work in a private exhibition in Paris in ...

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Abel, Louise  

American, 20th century, female.

Born 1894, in Mount Healthy (Ohio), according to some sources, in Widdern (Germany).

Sculptor.

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Abeljanz, Arthur  

Swiss, 20th century, male.

Born 1885, in Zurich; died 1970.

Sculptor. Figures.

Lucerne, 30 Sept 1988: Female Torso (cement, h. 13 ins/33 cm) CHF 800

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Ablonet, Henri Jean  

French, 20th century, male.

Born 11 January 1877, in Bordeaux.

Sculptor. Busts.

Ablonet featured in the Salon des Artistes Français from 1911 onwards, but did not appear again after 1914.

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Abraham, Richard  

German, 20th century, male.

Active in Berlin.

Sculptor.

Richard Abraham sent his bronze study of a Young Girl to the 1910 Berliner Kunstausstellung.

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Abrahams, Ivor  

British, 20th century, male.

Born 10 January 1935, in Wigan.

Painter, sculptor.

Ivor Abrahams studied under Anthony Caro at St Martin’s School of Art (1952-1953) and under Karel Vogel at Camberwell School of Art (1954-1957). After serving as an apprentice at the Fiorini Art bronze foundry, Abrahams travelled extensively in Europe, notably living in France ...

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Abransky-Gimmi, Cécile  

Estonian, 20th century, female.

Active in Switzerland.

Born in Estonia.

Sculptor. Animals. Busts.

Cécile Abransky-Gimmi exhibited in France from 1928 onwards at the Salon des Indépendants, Salon des Tuileries and the Salon d'Automne.

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Abreu, Juan  

Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman. Figures, genre scenes, landscapes.

Juan Abreu painted landscapes and made miniatures, designs and sculptures. Spain provided the subjects for his work.

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Abriel  

French, 20th century, male.

Born in Dinard.

Painter, sculptor.

Abriel exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants in 1932, 1937 and 1938 with paintings of flowers and works centring on social and philosophical subjects.