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Alberti, Ignaz  

Austrian, 18th century, male.

Active in Vienna, from 1780 to 1801.

Died 1802.

Engraver (line-engraving), draughtsman.

According to Bartsch, he was a pupil of landscape artist Brand. By 1787 he had a major studio where he employed 20 or so engravers making maps and English drawings. His name appears on the title page ...


Bampfylde, Coplestone Warre (Baron)  

British, 18th century, male.

Born 1720, in Taunton; died 21 August 1791, in Hestercombe.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, landscape gardener. Landscapes.

Coplestone Warre Bampfylde is above all remembered for his contribution to landscape garden design, particularly to the estate of Hestercombe House where he lived from the 1750s. He exhibited a landscape of ...


Blessum, Benjamin  

Norwegian, 20th century, male.

Born 4 November 1877, in Norway.

Painter, engraver (etching).

Benjamin Blessum was a self-taught landscape artist who worked directly from nature.


Bret, François  

French, 20th century, male.

Born 7 July 1918, in Blois.

Painter, engraver. Figure compositions, figures, portraits, interiors with figures, landscapes, urban landscapes, harbour views, seascapes, gardens, still-lifes. Stage sets, stage costumes.

François Bret studied in Paris during his teens and in 1936 became a student at the École des Beaux-Arts, studying under André Dewambez, Charles Guérin and Nicolas Untersteller. He made several visits, both for study and pleasure, to Italy in ...


Cascella, Basilio  

Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Pescara.

Born 1860, in Pescara; died 1950.

Painter, lithographer. Scenes with figures, landscapes.

Basilio Cascella was the father of the landscape artist Michele Cascella and of Tommaso Cascella. He painted compositions on fantastical themes, including Lotta e Fine...


Denis, Claude, Called Claudius  

French, 20th century, male.

Born 18 April 1878, in Lyons.

Painter, engraver, designer. Still-lifes (flowers/fruit), gardens. Designs for fabrics.

Claude Denis is known for his engravings of prisoner-of-war camps during the 1914-1918 war. He also created art fabrics and exhibited in Paris at the Salon d'Automne and the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs....


Denis, Maurice  

French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 25 November 1870, in Granville; died 13 November 1943, in St-Germain-en-Laye, in a traffic accident.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, lithographer, draughtsman, illustrator, designer. Religious subjects, figure compositions, figures, nudes, portraits, rustic scenes, scenes with figures, landscapes, gardens, urban landscapes, church interiors, still-lifes...


Dugourc, Jean Démosthène  

French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1749, in Versailles; died 1825, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman (wash), engraver, decorative artist. Mythological subjects, allegorical subjects, historical portraits, hunting scenes, interiors with figures, gardens. Stage costumes and sets, furniture, designs for fabrics, frontispieces.

Dugourc's father, who was in the service of the Duke of Orléans, had a considerable fortune. Dugourc was permitted to attend the lessons taken by the Duke of Chartres (the future Philippe-Égalité), and at the age 15 left for Rome, attached to the embassy of the Count of Cani. From his infancy, he had shown an aptitude for drawing, perspective and architecture. However, the death of his mother, followed shortly after by the loss of his father's fortune, changed his life. From being an amateur, Dugourc became a professional artist, and executed paintings, sculptures and engravings. In a work published in ...


Edridge, Henry  

British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1769, in Paddington; died 1821, in London.

Painter, miniaturist, watercolourist, draughtsman. Portraits.

Henry Edridge may have been a pupil of Pether, the mezzotint engraver and landscape artist, but he excelled above all at miniatures, which he did in Indian ink and watercolour. Elected an associate of the Royal Academy in ...


Franck, Philipp  

German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 9 April 1860, in Frankfurt am Main; died 1944.

Painter, engraver (etching), illustrator. Figures, portraits, interiors with figures, landscapes with figures, waterscapes, gardens.

Franck studied at the Städel Institute in Frankfurt, and from 1881 under K. F. Eduard von Gebhardt and E.G. Drücker at the fine arts academy in Düsseldorf. He lived successively in Potsdam, Würzburg, Halle and Berlin, and from ...


Friedrich I of Anhalt (Duke)  

German, 19th century, male.

Born 29 April 1831, in Dessau; died 24 January 1904, in Ballenstedt.


In his youth, this prince did a few engravings under the tutelage of the landscape artist Wilhelm Krause.


Gere, Charles Marsh  

British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 5 June 1869, in Gloucester; died 3 August 1957, in Gloucester.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Genre scenes, landscape artist.

Charles Marsh Gere studied under Edward R. Taylor at Birmingham School of Art where he was introduced to the principles of the Arts and Crafts Movement. In ...


Hansen, Sikker  

Danish, 20th century, male.

Born 29 July 1897.

Engraver, illustrator.

The work of Sikker Hansen is marked by his ability to simplify and to create typical characters. A landscape artist, he loved bucolic subjects and country people and illustrated numerous books on Copenhagen. He was highly skilled in the technique of producing four-colour prints....


Hoegger, Andreas Renatus  

Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 19 April 1808, in St Gall; died 3 April 1854, in St Gall.

Painter, lithographer.

He was a pupil of J. J. Meyer in Meilen near Zurich, then studied at the academy in Munich. As a landscape artist, he was equally interested in painting and drawing. His favourite subject matter was the Swiss and Bavarian Alps....


Jonas, Lucien Hector  

French, 20th century, male.

Born 8 April 1880, in Anzin; died 20 September 1947, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman (charcoal), engraver, lithographer, illustrator, designer. Historical subjects, military subjects, religious subjects, sporting subjects, figures, portraits, historical portraits, scenes with figures, local scenes, genre scenes, street scenes, interiors with figures, church interiors, landscapes, waterscapes, seascapes, gardens, panoramas...


Jourdain, Francis  

French, 20th century, male.

Born 2 November 1876, in Paris; died 31 December 1958.

Painter, designer, engraver. Genre scenes, nudes, landscapes, gardens, still-lifes. Designs (wallpapers/fabrics), designs for stained glass, theatre decoration.

Art Deco.

Francis Jourdain was the son of the writer, art critic and architect Franz Jourdain. He studied painting and colour engraving under Henri C. Guérard, and worked in the evenings at the studio of Eugène Carrière. He also studied under Albert Besnard and collaborated with him for three months on the decoration of the chapel of the Berck hospice. He took part in exhibitions of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and was made an associate member of the Society. With his father - for many years the president - he was one of the founder members of the Salon d'Automne. He collaborated on the magazine ...


Konow, Jurgen von  

Swedish, 20th century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 1915; died 1959.

Painter, engraver (including burin/aquatint). Interiors with figures, landscapes with figures, landscapes, waterscapes, gardens.

Jurgen von Konow exhibited at the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, which paid him homage in 1959. His engraving technique was complex, in that he combined burin, aquatint and soft varnish. His painted or engraved landscapes evince a sensitivity to the regions and seasons, as illustrated by ...


Le Sidaner, Henri  

French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 7 August 1862, in Port Louis, Mauritius; died 1939, in Versailles.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver. Figures, portraits, genre scenes, interiors with figures, harbour views, landscapes, landscapes with figures, winter landscapes, waterscapes, urban landscapes, harbour scenes, architectural views, gardens, flowers, animals...


Matheu, Cornelis  

Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Painter, engraver.

Cornelis Matheu was the son of a landscape artist, Pieter Matheu. He was active in Antwerp around 1637, painting landscapes in the style of Jan Both, and also produced engravings noted for their fine detail.

Stockholm, 15 Nov 1989...


Matteini, Theodoro  

Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Venice.

Born 10 May 1754, in Pistoia; died 16 November 1831, in Venice.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver. Portraits, genre scenes.

Matteini was the father of the landscape artist Anna. He studied art in Rome with Batoni and Mengs, and worked in Florence and Milan. He engraved ...