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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 ...

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Dyce, Alexander  

British, 19th century, male.

Born 30 June 1798, in Edinburgh; died 15 May 1869, in London.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, writer, collector. Botanical subjects, insects.

Alexander Dyce was an amateur sketcher and painter. His watercolours and drawings were chiefly of flowers and butterflies.

London (Victoria and Albert Mus.): ...

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Noël, Matthias Joseph de  

German, 19th century, male.

Born 28 December 1782, in Cologne; died 18 November 1849, in Cologne.

Painter, draughtsman, writer, collector.

Studied under E. Mengelberg, C. A. Grein and C. B. Beckenkamp.

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Razit, Jacob  

Dutch, 16th century, male.

Painter, poet, collector.

A glass painter by this name is on record as having being active in Herzogenbuch in 1520.

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Sasso, Giovanni Maria  

Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Venice.

Born 1742; died 1803.

Painter, art restorer, art writer, art dealer.

Giovanni Maria Sasso advised British art collectors on Venetian art. Clients included John Strange, Richard Worsley and Abraham Hume. He was commissioned to compile a Venezia Pittrice...

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Solon, Marc Louis Emmanuel  

French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in the UK and in France.

Born 1835, in Montauban; died 23 June 1913, in Stoke-on-Trent.

Potter, painter (porcelain), draughtsman, engraver (etching), collector, writer.

Marc Louis Emmanuel Solon was the father of Leon Victor Solon. He used the pseudonym of Milès. He worked in porcelain factories in Sèvres and Stoke-on-Trent....

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Vertue, George  

British, 18th century, male.

Born 1684, in London; died 24 July 1756, in London.

Draughtsman, engraver (etching/burin/mezzotint), reproductions engraver, writer, collector.

George Vertue occupies an important place in the history of English engraving. He came from a poor Catholic family and served an early apprenticeship as a printer before formally studying engraving under Michel van der Gucht. By ...

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Walpole, Horation or Horace  

British, 18th century, male.

Born 24 September 1717; died 2 March 1797, in London.

Draughtsman, collector, writer.

Horace or Horacion Walpole was a pupil of Bernard Lens.

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Witsen, Nicolaes Cornelisz.  

Dutch, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1641, in Amsterdam; died 10 August 1717, in Amsterdam.

Painter, engraver (etching), collector, art writer. Landscapes, winter landscapes.

Nicolaes Cornelisz. Witsen was mayor of Amsterdam and painted winter landscapes in the style of Pieter Bruegel.

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Yao Shou  

Chinese, 15th century, male.

Born 1423, in Jiashan, now Ningbo (Zhejiang); died 1495.

Painter, calligrapher, poet.

Yao Shou was the son of Yao Fu, a collector of calligraphy and paintings. He passed the national triennial examinations with the grade jinshi (accepted scholar) in the reign of Emperor Tanshun (...

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Zeiger de Baugy, Edmond Henri  

Swiss, 20th century, male.

Born 2 January 1895, in Montreux.

Painter, architect, art writer. Landscapes.

Edmond Henri Zeiger de Baugy was the son of the art collector Charles Zeiger (1986-1927) and a close relative of the painters Aloys Hugonnet (1879-1938) and Alfred Chabloz (...

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Zhang Yanyuan  

Chinese, 9th century, male.

Born c. 810; died c. 880.

Art critic, art historian, collector.

The scion of an illustrious line of officials, Zhang Yanyuan probably took his first steps as an art historian in his family’s own rich collections. He wrote a monumental work of art history, the ...