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Austrian, 20th century, male.

Born 10 March 1871, in Waidhofen-am-Ybbs; died 19 May 1956, in Vienna.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, illustrator. Genre scenes. Toys.

Art Nouveau.

Secession group.

Andri studied under Julius Berger and Edouard Lichtenfels at the Venice Academy, then, from 1892, under Claus Meyer at Karlsruhe Academy, before returning to settle in Venice. In ...

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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Casale Monferrato.

Born 14 March 1859, in Casale Monferrato (Piedmont); died 2 September 1933, in Turin.

Sculptor, engraver. Figures. Groups, monuments.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

Piedmont-born artist who is perhaps more properly regarded as being from the Lombard School, insofar as he trained at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. Bistolfi's sculpture has a distinct pictorial edge. His earliest work comprised various groups (for example ...

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1871, in Perleberg (Brandenburg).

Sculptor, medallist. Busts.

Art Nouveau.

Die Sieben (Group of Seven). Darmstadt Artists' Colony.

Rudolf Bosselt studied in Frankfurt am Main and went on to work in Paris, Darmstadt and, from 1903, Düsseldorf. Rudolf Bosselt received an honourable mention at the ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 10 January 1858, in Bollène; died 7 December 1924, in Paris.

Sculptor.

Art Nouveau.

Félix Charpentier studied under Cavelier at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1882 he began exhibiting at the Salon showing allegories. In 2003 his work appeared in the collective exhibition ...

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1869, in Antwerp; died 1941, in Brussels.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator, poster artist. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes.

Art Nouveau.

Having first studied law, Ghisbert Combaz became a pupil at the academy in Antwerp and a professor at the Brussels academy. He spent most of his life in Antwerp, where he exhibited from 1886 onwards; he also exhibited in conjunction with the association of Art Nouveau artists known as the Libre Esthétique from 1897. As an art historian, he made special study of the art of the Far East. With their sinuous and undulating rhythm, the arabesques in his engravings and posters provide typical examples of the Modern Style....

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Polish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1866, in Lubaczów; died 1924, in Cracow.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, decorative artist, ceramicist, sculptor, designer. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes. Furniture.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

Debicki studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna from 1881 to 1884, then in Munich, Paris, Lemberg (now Lviv, Ukraine) and Cracow. He first settled in Lemberg and began teaching in ...

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German, 20th century, male.

Born 16 May 1885, in Barth; died 23 December 1945, in Berlin.

Sculptor (bronze), medallist. Animals. Monuments (fountains).

Jugendstil, Art Deco.

Max Esser trained in wood sculpture at a young age and attended evening classes at the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Berlin. He was a pupil of, and assistant to, the animal sculptor August Gaul ...

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Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 25 June 1852, in Reus (Catalonia); died 10 June 1926, in Barcelona.

Architect, sculptor, decorative designer.

Art Nouveau.

Antoni Gaudí y Cornet was descended from a branch of the Gaudin family of Clermont-Ferrand. His father was a coppersmith and then an inspector of weights and measures. The family lived in the town of Reus in the province of Tarragona. Gaudí was very influenced by his environment and a keen observer of nature, the sea, the mountains and the organic structure of things around him. He became an architect in ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 10 March 1867, in Lyons; died 1942, in New York.

Architect, sculptor.

Art Nouveau.

Guimard was a student of Genuys at the École des Arts Décoratifs, and of Raulin at the École des Beaux-Arts. He exhibited his sketches and drawings in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français, then at the Société Nationale. From ...

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German, 20th century, male.

Born 2 June 1877, in Norderney; died 13 September 1945, in Röhrmoos near Dachau.

Sculptor (bronze/stone). Animals. Designs (jewels).

Jugendstil, Art Deco.

Wilhelm Krieger was trained in decorative painting in Bremen, then studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich for a few months and also taught himself sculpture. He took up residence in Herrsching, near Munich. He worked with the Vereinigte Werkstätten für Kunst im Handwerk (united studios for arts and crafts) in Munich. This organisation, which was very important for the development of Jugendstil in Munich, commissioned artists, and sold and exhibited their work. In ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 6 April 1860, in Ay; died 1945, in Paris.

Sculptor, glassmaker, worker in precious metals, decorative artist.

Art Nouveau, Art Deco.

René J. Lalique studied at the École des Arts Décoratifs. He gradually moved away from jewellery, an art which he nevertheless revolutionised, to become a master artist in glass in around ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1841, in Lille, to Belgian parents; died 1923.

Sculptor. Mythological subjects, portraits, animals. Statues, statuettes, busts.

Art Nouveau.

Agathon Leonard was the pupil of Delaplanche and a pupil at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Lille. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français and was a member of that society ...

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German, 20th century, male.

Born 15 March 1874, in Benrath, near Düsseldorf; died 1956, in Bad Dosen-Salmünster.

Painter, sculptor. Animals. Designs (decorative arts).

Jugendstil, Art Deco.

Leven worked in Düsseldorf and Bremen and taught at the Hanau Academy from 1910. He had a studio in Paris....

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 1875; died 1950.

Sculptor. Allegorical subjects.

Art Nouveau.

Charles Sykes created the Rolls Royce mascot The Spirit of Ecstasy, also known as the Silver Lady. His work was representative of the Art Nouveau of the Belle Epoque.

London, 23 June 1976...

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French, Italian (?), 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 12 December 1858, in Lille, France, to Italian parents; died 28 August 1914, in Paris, France.

Sculptor, worker in bronze. Mythological figures, local figures. Statuettes, busts.

Art Nouveau.

Following the unification of Italy in 1861, Emmanuel Villanis returned to Italy and enrolled in the Accademia Albertina in Turin. He exhibited in Turin, Milan, and Rome. In 1885, he returned to France and settled in Montmartre. He exhibited at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts from 1886 to 1910 and won an honourable mention at the 1892 Salon and the Exposition Universelle of 1899.

Villanis did not use the chryselephantine technique, but he sometimes combined materials and, particularly, different patinas.

Troyes (MBA): La Sibylle (bronze)

London, 15 Nov 1976: Carmen (bronze, h. 13¼ ins/33.5 cm) GBP 120

Paris, 18 June 1979: Judith (silver and dual patinated bronze...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 9 September 1857, in Besançon; died 3 April 1893, in Paris.

Sculptor.

Art Nouveau.

Alphonse Voisin-Delacroix joined forces in 1892 with the ceramicist Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat, providing the latter with models of sculptires which Dalpayrat finished in fired clay. The two artists began to exhibit their work and obtained a degree of success....