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Chateau, Georges  

French, 20th century, male.

Born in Bordeaux.

Painter. Landscapes.

Chateau studied under French Victorian Neo-Classicist painter Paul Quinsac, Henri-Marcel Magne and William Didier-Pouget. From 1929, he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris. Primarily, he painted landscapes of the Bassin d'Arcachon in the Gironde, South-West France....


Chessa, Gigi  

Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1895 or 1898, in Turin; died 1935.

Painter. Figure compositions, nudes.

Gigi Chessa is a representative of a kind of synthetic Neo-Classicism, common to some artists of the generation born around 1900.

Florence (Gal. d'Arte Moderna): Figure

Rome (Gal. Nazionale d'Arte Moderna)...


David, Jacques-Louis  

French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 30 August 1748, in Paris, France; died 29 December 1825, in Brussels, Belgium.

Painter, draughtsman. History painting, portraits, scenes with figures.


Jacques-Louis David was from a bourgeois family; his father died when he was nine years old, and he was brought up by his uncle, an architect who enabled him to obtain a classical education. In 1766, the painter François Boucher (the cousin of David’s grandmother), who was too old to take him on, advised him to join the studio of Joseph-Marie Vien, a fervent admirer of antiquity. David dreamt of studying the classics in their place of origin, and when he was refused the Prix de Rome three times, he considered giving up painting. His godfather, the poet Michel-Jean Sedaine, persuaded him to persevere. Finally, in 1774, David obtained the first prize with ...


Derulle, Marcel  

French, 20th century, male.

Born 14 August 1902, in Nancy.

Painter. Figure compositions, landscapes.

Marcel Derulle painted compositions in a neo-classical style as well as circus scenes and landscapes of Montmartre and the Sarthe region. He exhibited in Paris from 1924 at the Salon des Artistes Indépendants, of which he was a member. From ...


Jacobsen, Carl Ludwig  

Norwegian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1835, in Moss; died 18 December 1923, in Christiania (now Oslo).


Carl Ludwig Jacobsen was influenced by the Danish Neo-Classical sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. He worked for the King of Denmark.

Bergen: Helberg

Copenhagen: The Minister Due; Falsen; Collett...


Knoller, Martin  

Austrian, 18th century, male.

Born 8 November 1725, in Steinach (Tyrol); died 24 July 1804, in Milan.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects, landscapes.


Considered to be one of the most important painters from the Tyrol, Knoller learned the rudiments from his father, though we do not even know his forename. In 1745, the painter Paul Trogel, having seen the young Martin's first attempts and been struck by his natural ability, took the boy with him to Vienna and got him admitted to the academy. While there, Knoller won the major prize for history painting in 1753 with ...


Mataoanu, D.  

Romanian, 20th century, male.

Born 1888, in Câmpulung; died 1929, in Bucharest.

Sculptor. Busts, monuments.

Mataoanu studied in Bucharest and Paris. He executed busts and monuments in Neo-Classical style.


Merlier, Pierre  

French, 20th century, male.

Born 14 October 1931, in Toutry.


Merlier studied art at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris, where he was influenced by Ossip Zadkine. Abstract in style, Merlier developed a Neo-Classical approach to his sculpture, combining a Neo-Cubist structure with an Expressionist purpose. In his recent work, influenced by Lorjou's populism, the allusion to popular arts has led him to produce grotesque figures in multi-coloured wood with fragments of mirrors or metals inserted....


Montanari, Dante  

Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 19 July 1896, in Porto San Elpidio.


Dante Montanari was a self-taught artist who began painting after the end of World War I. Identified by Italian art historians and critics as Neo-Classicist, his work combines a pristine simplicity with an economy of geometric form; a typical example is ...


Sigrist, Franz or François, the Elder  

German, 18th century, male.

Born 23 May 1727, in Alt-Breisach (Eberfeld); died 21 October 1803, in Vienna, Austria.

Painter, engraver. History painting, religious subjects, mythological subjects. Murals.


Franz Sigrist studied under the Austrian painter Paul Troger (1698 - 1762) at the academy in Vienna and was also influenced by Josef Ignaz Mildorfer (...


Simmons, Franklin  

American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 11 January 1839, in Webster; died 8 December 1913, in Rome.

Sculptor. Animals. Monuments, busts.

Franklin Simmons sculpted equestrian monuments and war memorials. He is known for a neo-classical marble Penelope. He was decorated by King Umberto of Italy....


Teglio Milla, Ismaele  

Italian, 19th century, male.

Active in Milan and in Denmark.

Painter, sculptor. History painting.

Teglio Milla studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. He is generally considered one of the most talented Neo-Classical sculptors of Denmark. His works include a piece representing an ...


Traverso, Nicolo Stefano  

Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1 February 1745, in Genoa; died 2 February 1823, in Genoa.


Nicolo Stefano Traverso was a pupil of F. Schiaffino and P. Bocciardo. He is one of the best representatives of Neo-Classicism in sculpture. He worked for churches and private residences in Genoa....


Trentini, Guido  

Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 9 October 1889, in Verona.

Painter. Portraits, nudes, landscapes.

A pupil of Alfredo Savini, Guido Trentini worked first in a realist style and then moved to neo-Classicism.

Athens (GMA): Nude

Brussels: Reading

Rome (Gal. Nazionale d'Arte Moderna): Maternity

Verona (Galleria Civica D'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea): ...


Westman, Pehr  

Swedish, 18th century, male.

Born 1757, in Hemsö; died, in Nora.

Sculptor. Ornaments, furniture, religious furnishings.

Pehr Westman adopted a Rococo, then a Neo-Classical style. The museum in Härnösand has a door by him and a ceremonial bed.