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Cobb, Darius  

American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1834, in Malden (Massachusetts); died 1919, in Newton Upper Falls (Massachusetts).

Painter, sculptor. Historical subjects, religious subjects, figures, portraits, landscapes.

Darius Cobb was the twin brother of Cyrus Cobb. The works for which he is known include portraits of ...


Driskell, David Clyde  

American, 20th century, male.

Born 7 June 1931, in Eatonton (Georgia).

Painter, draughtsman (including ink), collage artist, print artist, sculptor, collector, art historian. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, figure compositions, scenes with figures, landscapes. Designs for stained glass.

David C. Driskell earned a BFA at Howard University in ...


Epstein, Jacob (Sir)  

American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Britain from 1905, naturalised 1907.

Born 1880, in New York, to Russian-Polish parents; died 19 August 1959, in London.

Sculptor (including bronze/marble), painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits, animals. Statues, monuments.


London Group.

Jacob Epstein first studied at the Arts Students League in New York and then in 1902 moved to Paris and enrolled at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts. In Paris he met Rodin, and, by visiting the Louvre, became strongly attracted to non-European sculpture. In 1905 he settled in London. Epstein promoted a new approach to sculpture, following the 'direct' sculptural process in which no model or detailed maquette is used but which concentrates on respecting and bringing to life the material employed, preserving its texture and colour while bringing forth from the material, for example a block of stone, the physical power of the form. This 'truth to materials' would have a direct impact on younger generation of British sculptors, notably Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth....


Ney, Alexander  

Russian, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 27 September 1939, in Leningrad, Soviet Union (now St Petersburg, Russia).


From 1954 until 1957, Alexander Ney studied at the Secondary Art School of the Ilya Repin Institute for Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture in Leningrad. While he was trained in the official style of Socialist Realism, Ney resisted this restriction, developing alternative artistic practices. When continuing his studies at the Art School of the Surikov Institute in Moscow in ...


Parker, Harry Hanley  

American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 29 November 1869, in Philadelphia; died 16 March 1917.

Painter, sculptor, architect. Church decoration.

Harry Hanley Parker was also an architect. He decorated the Calvary Methodist Church, Philadelphia.


Puryear, Martin  

American, 20th century, male.

Born 23 May 1941, in Washington DC.

Sculptor (wood/stone/bronze), draughtsman, engraver (wood), illustrator.

Martin Puryear studied biology, painting and illustration at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC, then took a degree in Art and Architecture at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut in ...


Simms, Carroll Harris  

American, 20th century, male.

Born 1924, in Bald Knob (Arkansas).

Painter, sculptor (including bronze), ceramicist, jeweller. Religious subjects, figures, animals. Murals, designs for stained glass, mosaics.

Starting in 1944, Carroll Harris Simms studied at Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia, the University of Toledo, and the Toledo Museum School of Art. He was the first African-American to graduate from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He went on to study at the Slade School of Art of the University of London, the Royal College of Art, London, the Swedish Institute, Stockholm, and the Institute of African Studies of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. From ...


Spackman, Cyril Saunders  

American, 20th century, male.

Born 15 August 1887, in Cleveland; died 1963.

Painter, sculptor, engraver. Religious subjects.

Cyril Saunders Spackman was a pupil of Henry George Keller in Cleveland. He was active in Croydon and was a member of the American Federation of the Arts....


Stevens, Lawrence Tenney  

American, 20th century, male.

Born 16 July 1896, in Brighton (Massachusetts); died 1972.

Sculptor, painter, engraver. Religious subjects, animals.

Lawrence Tenney Stevens was awarded the American Rome Prize. He specialized in religious subjects and designed porcelain statuettes.

New York, 30 Sept 1988: Polar Bear (...