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South African, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1956, in Kitwe, Zambia.

Painter, sculptor, printmaker, video artist, land artist, watercolourist, curator.

Clive van den Berg came to South Africa in 1966, and trained at the University of Natal. He taught fine arts at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg ...


British, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1963, in England.

Book artist, printmaker, graphic designer, installation artist, art director, writer, educator. Community art, environmental art.

After a Foundation course at Lanchester Polytechnic, Lanchester (1981–1982), Les Bicknell studied graphic design at the London College of Printing (...


Belgian, 20th century, male.

Active since 1973 active in England, after Germany.

Born 28 January 1924, in Brussels; died 28 January 1976, in Cologne.

Painter (including gouache/mixed media), engraver, installation artist, environmental artist.

Conceptual Art.

Marcel Broodthaers bowed to his father's wishes and enrolled at university in 1942 to study chemistry, but quickly dropped out to become a poet. By the late 1940s, he was running a small bookshop and moving in literary circles, frequenting the Surrealists and becoming a willing co-signatory to the various tracts levelled at the time against André Breton. He was a close friend of René Magritte. In 1957, Broodthaers published his first volume of poems: ...


French, 20th century, female.

Painter, engraver.

Mireille Clamens' focus is the human collective (and atavistic) memory of the natural environment: accordingly, images, abstract motifs, hieroglyphics and symbols are juxtaposed in space to create a pictorial language that achieves a unique plastic sensitivity.

She has been represented at group exhibitions since ...


Canadian, 20th century, male.

Born 1936, in Montreal.

Painter, print artist (woodcuts), ceramicist, installation artist, mixed media. Murals.

Land Art.

During the 1950s, René Derouin studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal and the Institut des Arts Graphiques. For some years, he studied with Pablo O'Higgins, one of the founders of the Mexican popular studios, and at the Esmeralda School of the University of Mexico, which had been founded by Diego Rivera. He settled in Val-David, in the Laurentians, north of Montreal. In ...


Belgian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1948, in Liège.

Painter, engraver, sculptor.

Fernand Flausch attended the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Liège. One of his aims is to incorporate art into the environment and notable among his works are the ceiling of the Opéra in Liege (...


American, 20th century, male.

Born 1 April 1933, in Jamaica (New York); died 29 December 1996, in New York.

Sculptor, installation artist, environmental artist, engraver.

Minimal Art.

Dan Flavin entered the Brooklyn Seminary in order to become a priest. He then trained as a meteorologist with the American army in Korea. He subsequently attended the New College of Social Research, New York, in ...


French, 20th century, male.

Active also active in Italy.

Born 6 September 1939, in Pontchartrain.

Painter, lithographer, collage artist, environmental artist.

Nouvelle Figuration, Figuration Narrative.

Gérard Fromanger only studied art briefly at the studio of Busse and Gillet at the Grande-Chaumière academy in Paris and at evening classes in the city. He spent only 18 days at the École des Beaux-Arts. Nevertheless he found success as a painter, as well as a designer of sets and costumes for Stockhausen's ballet ...


British, 20th century, female.

Born 1974, in Crawley, England.

Book artist, printmaker, graphic arts, public art.

Lucy Harrison received her BFA in graphic arts from the Kent Institute of Art & Design in 1997. She began producing artists’ books and multiples while studying printmaking at the Royal College (...


British, 20th century, female.

Born 31 December 1937, in Vienna, to British parents.

Painter, engraver (etching), environmental artist.

Tess Jaray trained at the St Martin’s School of Art (1954–1957) and at the Slade School in London (1957–1960). She taught at the Slade School until 1999. Her paintings adopt a formal abstraction in which colour and form interact in complex patterns. The resulting spatial ambiguities generate movement. As an environmentalist artist, she has carried out several public commissions including a floor for Victoria Station in London, Centenary Square in Birmingham, Cathedral Precinct in Wakefield, Jubilee Square, Leeds General Infirmary, and the forecourt to the new British Embassy in Moscow. She is married to the artist Mark Vaux and lives in London.

After graduating from the Slade School, Jaray spent several years travelling, most notably on a scholarship to Italy, where she encountered the work of Renaissance masters and became fascinated by the seamless integration of their art into the surrounding architectural space. This discovery informed Jaray’s work for the rest of her career, as she developed an in-depth appreciation of non-Western architectural forms, specifically the intricate ornamental patterns of Islamic traditions. She strove to explore through her work, a new vocabulary of space. Jaray’s painted surfaces foreground an interplay of surface, depth, and decoration and her perspectives sharpen the viewer’s awareness of their own body in relation to space. In ...


South African, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 28 April 1955, in Johannesburg.

Draughtsman, engraver, graphic designer, film producer, sculptor, theatre and opera designer and producer. Multimedia, animated films.

Land Art.

Although William Kentridge has practised his creativity in many domains and in a wide range of media (animated films, land art, sculpture, printmaking, theatre and opera design and production, installations), it is chiefly his large-scale charcoal drawings in process (drawing for animation) and his unique, short, animated films and their projection that have given him international fame....


Danish, 20th century, male.

Active also in Germany.

Born 1 September 1938, in Copenhagen.

Painter (oils, watercolours), sculptor, draughtsman, engraver, performance artist, environmental artist. Landscapes.


Fluxus, Nouveaux Fauves.

Per Kirkeby received a doctorate in geology and has participated in several scientific expeditions to Greenland, Central America, Central Asia, and Ireland. In the 1960s, he was a member of the experimental art school in Copenhagen, which was close to the Fluxus group, and, in 1978, was made professor at the fine arts academy in Karlsruhe. He has lived and worked in Copenhagen, on Læsø island (north Jutland), and in Karlsruhe.

Kirkeby’s modes of expression are eclectic: he is a painter, sculptor, and draughtsman, but also a poet and maker of prints, environments, models, films, and documentaries. At the beginning of his career, he was inspired by Surrealism and Pop Art, calling himself a ‘superrealist’. He subsequently produced collages based on a spontaneous form of associationism, which incorporated dried vegetable elements and were sometimes arranged in letter shapes. Later, he became involved in the Fluxus group and took part in performances with Joseph Beuys in Copenhagen, with Immendorf in Aachen, and with Nam June Paik in New York. He also mounted exhibitions that brought together various objects he had gathered during his travels. Nothing remains of his work from this period....


French, 20th century, male.

Born 29 July 1937, in Nice; died 8 or 9 August 1980, in Paris, committed suicide.

Painter (including gouache), sculptor, mixed media, screen printer, environmental artist, draughtsman.

Robert Malaval, the son of a fitter at the Michelin factory and a bank clerk, took up art in ...


French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 18 February 1953, in Paris.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Scenes with figures.

Didier Mazuru graduated in architecture in 1980. In a technique indebted to Salvador Dali, he sets, in a hostile environment with constructions inspired by Egypt, figures made up of bits of sculptures randomly pieced together. They appear to be playing some sort of chess game with little sculptures in their own image. He exhibits mainly in solo shows: in Belfort, Montluçon and St-Étienne, Paris, St-Niklaas (Belgium) and the Institut Français in Stockholm....


British, 20th century, male.

Born 6 November 1944, in Glasgow.

Performance artist, painter, sculptor, installation artist, printmaker, ceramicist.

Conceptual Art, Land Art.

Bruce McLean studied at Glasgow School of Art (1961-1963), and at St Martins School of Art in London (1963-1966) under Anthony Caro, Phillip King and William Tucker. He has taught at the Croydon School of Art (...


Belgian, 20th century, male.

Active from 1959 in France.

Born 7 July 1916, in Bruges; died 7 February 1994, in Paris.

Painter, engraver, environmental artist. Architectural integration.

Groupe Mesure.

Luc Peire trained at the art school in Bruges, at St Luke's art school in Ghent, and from 1936 to 1939 at the Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp, where his teacher was Van de Woestijne. In 1954 he formed a friendship with Michel Seuphor in Paris, whose aesthetic views he shared. He belonged to various different progressive movements. He travelled a great deal, notably to Spain, Italy, the Congo, Morocco, South Africa and the USA, and settled in Paris in 1959....


Native American (Warm Springs, Wasco and Yakima), 20th–21st century, female.

Born 1943, in Oregon.

Ceramicist, glass artist, mask-maker, jewellery artist, printmaker, sculptor. Public art.

‘Giving voice to my ancestors’ is a central concern of the Pacific Northwest and Oregon-based artist Lillian Pitt. Much of the work she creates in a variety of media (ceramics, glass, bronze, and other materials) contains a strong awareness of the deep histories of her peoples and their 12,000-year existence in the Columbia River Basin in Oregon. Born and raised at Warm Springs Indian Reservation near Madras, Oregon, she directly descends from the three tribal peoples based there after a historic treaty removed them from their homelands along the Columbia River....


German, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in Italy.

Born 18 November 1955, in Baden-Baden.

Painter, draughtswoman, engraver, environmental artist, video installation artist, photographer, writer.

Alicia Schmidt-Hungerer studied sculpture and art education at the Kunsthochschule in Münster and Berlin from 1973 to 1979. She taught at the university of Giessen ...



(Curry, Caledonia)

American, 21st century, female.

Born 1978, in New London (Connecticut), United States.

Painter, printmaker, graffiti artist, installation artist. Mixed media, graffiti art, street art, portraits.

The artist and activist Caledonia Curry, more commonly known as Swoon, trained as a Renaissance-style portrait painter at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Upon graduating, she found the medium to be too limiting and was discouraged by the exclusivity of the art world. Swoon thus began making wheat-paste graffiti interventions. Using traditional woodcut prints on recycled newspaper, she began her career as a graffiti artist by affixing elegant portraits of friends, family, and loved ones on the exteriors of abandoned buildings and dilapidated structures. Typically life-size, the portraits capture intimate glimpses into the everyday lives of her subjects. Communities soon began to identify with her vignettes due to their humanist qualities and the frankness of her subjects.

For the 2009 Venice Biennale, Swoon and a team of artists, activists, and anarchists banded together to offer an unofficial contribution. Compiling several tons of trash collected from the streets of New York City, they constructed three vessels and sailed for two weeks from the coast of Slovenia to crash the Biennale. Infiltrating the elite art world, the outsiders' intervention called attention to the consumption, diaspora, transience, and excess of art festivals....


French, 20th century, male.

Born 10 October 1942, in Paris.

Painter (including mixed media), engraver, draughtsman, environmental artist.

Gérard Titus-Carmel studied drawing and engraving between 1958 and 1962 at the École Boulle, a college specialising in furniture design and interior decoration. He lives and works in Oulchy-le-Château in the Aisne. In addition to his work as a painter, he is also a book illustrator with a number of titles to his credit, notably ...