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A'becket, Maria J. C.  

American, 19th century, female.

Born in Portland (Maine); died 1904, in New York.



Aae, Arvid  

Swedish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1 July 1877, in Johannishus.

Painter. Portraits.

Having studied at the academy of art in Copenhagen in the last few years of the 19th century, Arvid Aae went on to specialise in painting portraits of children.


Aagaard, Carl Frederik  

Danish, 19th century, male.

Born 29 January 1833, in Odense; died 2 November 1895, in Copenhagen.

Painter. Landscapes with figures, landscapes.

Carl Frederik Aagaard studied at the Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi in Copenhagen, and then assisted his elder brother, from whom he learned the technique of engraving on glass. He then became assistant to the painter and decorative artist Georg Hilker, working with him on projects at the university and other public buildings. Later he joined Heinrich Hansen to work on prestigious decorating projects, particularly the chapel of King Christian IV. During this time, Aagaard worked with the landscape painter Peter Christian Skovgaard, and exhibited for the first time in ...


Aagaard, Johan Peter  

Danish, 19th century, male.

Born 3 May 1818, in Odense; died 22 May 1879, in Copenhagen.

Engraver (wood).

Johan Peter, elder brother of the landscape painter Carl Frederik Aagaard, worked first as a shoemaker, following in his father's footsteps. He then went to Copenhagen, where he learned wood engraving. He showed for the first time at the annual exhibition of the Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi in Copenhagen in ...


Aagaard, Zackarias Martini  

Norwegian, 19th century, male.

Born 13 October 1863, in Levanger.

Painter. Seascapes.

Aagaard began his studies at the Trondheim technical school and then worked at the royal academy of art in Oslo. He later studied painting with Christian Krohg and Harriet Backer. He exhibited at the Paris ...


Aagot-Vangen (Miss)  

British, 19th century, female.

Sculptor. Busts.

Miss Aagot-Vangen exhibited a plaster bust at the Paris Salon of 1905.


Aakrann, Olaf  

Norwegian, 19th century, male.

Born 3 September 1856, in Elverum; died 1 May 1904.

Painter, lithographer. Landscapes.

Olaf Alakram began his artistic education late in life. Around 1890 he worked with the painters Werenskojold and Gerhard Munthe in Oslo. He then went to train in Copenhagen under Zarhman in ...


Aanonsen, Sveinung  

Norwegian, 19th century, male.

Born 24 December 1854, in Rauland.

Painter, sculptor. Genre scenes, portraits.

At the age of 20, Aanonsen decided to study with the painter Brynjulf Larsen Bergslien, where he stayed for three years. He then went to Munich to work with the Bavarian painter Anton Seitz, an imitator of Meissonnier. He returned to Oslo in ...


Aarestrup, Marie-Hélène  

Norwegian, 19th century, female.

Born 27 May 1826, in Flekkefjord.

Painter. Portraits, genre scenes, still-lifes, animals.

Marie-Hélène Aarestrup studied with the painter Reusch in Bergen and then with Ange Tissier in Paris in 1859. Finally she worked with Benjamin Vautier in Düsseldorf, and later asked Charles Chaplin to advise her. She exhibited for the first time in Oslo in ...


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 ...


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.


Aarts, Johannes Josephus  

Dutch, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 18 August 1871, in The Hague; died 19 October 1934, in Amsterdam.

Engraver, lithographer.

Johannes Josephus Aarts studied at the school of fine art in The Hague and became professor in graphics at the art academy of Amsterdam.

He executed wood engravings and etchings....


Abad y Navarro, Mariano  

Spanish, 19th century, male.

Born during the first half of the 19th century, in Andalusia; died before 1856, at a very young age.

Painter. Landscapes.

Before his extremely untimely death, Mariano Abad was a member of the academy of arts in Granada. He taught anatomy at the city's ...


Abades, Juan Martínez  

Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1862, in Gijón (Asturias); died 1920, in Madrid.

Painter, illustrator. History painting, portraits, landscapes, seascapes.

Juan Martínez Abades studied at the Escuela Especial de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado (school of painting, sculpture and engraving) in Madrid. While he was there he also took lessons from José Grajera. The award of a grant in ...


Abadias de Santolarios, León  

Spanish, 19th century, male.

Active at the beginning of the 19th century.

Born 1842, in Huesca.

Painter, draughtsman. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, seascapes.

Abadías studied with Federico de Madrazo, Carlos Mugico and Bernardino Montañés. In 1866, he was appointed as teacher of drawing at the grammar school in Huesca, later taking up a similar post at the grammar school in Cordova. Abadías produced a large number of paintings, including genre scenes depicting the customs of the Aragon region of Spain, portraits, landscapes and seascapes. He also decorated Huesca's city hall....


Abart, Franz  

Swiss, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 22 December 1769, in Schlinig; died 10 September 1863, in Kerns (Nidwalden).

Sculptor. Animals, groups. Statues.

He initially trained under the sculptor Mathias Punt in Schlinig (Slingia, South Tyrol), then went to work in Strasbourg. After moving on to Switzerland, Franz Abart settled in Lucerne and established a reputation as an accomplished artist. His crucifixes, which are found in several Swiss churches, confirm his talent. At Kerns, he met and married the daughter of an important official: a fortunate circumstance that contributed to his success. Exhibitions in Bern in ...


Abary, Marie Mathilde  

French, 19th century, female.

Born in Paris.

Painter, sculptor. Portraits.

Abary studied painting under Chaplin, Jacquet and Buttin and sculpture under Madame Berteaux; exhibited portraits and medallions at the Salon de Paris from 1880 to 1892.


Abarzuza y Rodríguez de Arias, Felipe  

Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 22 May 1871, in Cádiz; died 1948.

Painter. Genre scenes.

Felipe Abarzuza y Rodríguez de Arias was a pupil of Joaquin Sorolla. He had some success at exhibitions in Madrid early in his career and became a teacher at the Cádiz academy. His genre scenes included picturesque scenes on the subjects of marriage, the theatre and the circus....


Abate, Giuseppe  

Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Painter, art restorer. Frescoes.

In 1860, while working on the Chapel of Castel-Capuano, Abate discovered and restored the frescoes so admired today in the great hall of the Court of Appeal in Naples.


Abatt, Agnes Dean  

American, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 23 June 1847, in New York; died 1917.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtswoman, illustrator. Landscapes, flowers.

Agnes Abatt studied art at the Cooper Institute and the International Academy of Art in New York, and later received advice from R. Swain Gifford and James D. Smilie....