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Aublet, Albert  

French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born January 1851, in Paris; died 1938.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.


Albert Aublet was a pupil of Claudius Jacquand and Gérôme. Very early on, he was drawn to the East, first visiting Constantinople (now Istanbul) in ...


Bell, Robert Anning  

British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 April 1863, in London; died 27 November 1933, in London.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, illustrator. Figure compositions, religious subjects, mythological subjects, landscapes.

Robert Anning Bell was the pupil of Aimé Morot in Paris and of Sir George Frampton in London. He taught at University College, Liverpool (...


Bernard, Émile  

French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 28 April 1868, in Lille; died 16 April 1941, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, nudes, portraits, genre scenes, still-lifes, landscapes, urban landscapes. Designs for tapestries.


School of Pont-Aven.

Émile Bernard plays a singular role in the history of painting in the late-19th century. As demonstrated by the important retrospective of his work mounted by the Fondation Mona Bismarck in Paris in 1991, he was the often-overlooked originator of a number of highly innovative movements (Cloisonnism, Synthetism, even Symbolism), whose paternity he claimed with vehemence in his writings, before he turned his back on them all with equal forcefulness later in life. He moved to the western Paris suburb of Asnières with his family in 1881, and showed an early interest in painting, studying at the Atelier Cormon from the age of 16. Here he met his mentor, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and subsequently Van Gogh. Expelled from the studio in 1886 for insubordination and lack of discipline, he travelled to Normandy and Brittany, where he encountered Gauguin and his followers from the Pont-Aven School. In the same year, he painted the ...


Combaz, Ghisbert Corneille Henri Paul  

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....


Fahrenkrog, Ludwig Karl Wilhelm  

German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 20 October 1867, in Rendsburg.

Painter, illustrator, sculptor. Figure compositions, religious subjects, figures, portraits, landscapes. Murals.

Ludwig Fahrenkrog was a student of Hugo Vogel and Anton Alexander von Werner at the academy of fine arts in Berlin, where he received many prizes. In ...


Falcucci, Robert  

French, 20th century, male.

Born 10 April 1900, in Châteauroux; died 13 May 1989, in St-Aubin-Châteauneuf.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, designer, poster artist, sculptor. Religious subjects, military subjects, battles, figures, nudes, figure compositions. Wall decorations.

Robert Falcucci trained in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts and the École des Arts Décoratifs, and he was also taught by Cécile and Émmanuel Cavaille-Coll. In ...


Garouste, Gérard  

French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Marcilly-sur-Eure from 1984.

Born 10 March 1946, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), installation artist, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Mythological subjects, religious subjects, figure compositions, genre scenes, portraits, nudes, landscapes, still-lifes. Wall decorations, stage sets.

Nouvelle Figuration.

Gérard Garouste was mostly self-taught. He went to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris for a brief period in ...


Grasset, Eugène Samuel  

Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active from 1871, later naturalised in France.

Born 25 May 1841, in Paris, to Swiss parents; died 23 October 1917, in Sceaux (Hauts-de-Seine), France.

Painter, watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman, illustrator, poster artist, decorative designer. Religious subjects, urban landscapes. Designs for stained glass, designs (fabric/ceramics), furniture...


Konrad, Ignace  

Hungarian, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1927.

Born 31 January 1894, in Ketujfalu; died 23 February 1969, in Paris.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, illustrator. Historical subjects, religious subjects, portraits, equestrian subjects.

Ignace Konrad was a pupil at the academy of fine arts of Budapest, and became a teacher there in ...


Lanz, Robert  

Swiss, 20th century, male.

Born 1 July 1896, in Paris; died 24 December 1965, in Geneva.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman, sculptor, fresco artist, illuminator. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes. Church decoration.

Robert Lanz was the son of the sculptor Karl Alfred Lanz. He studied under the fresco painter Marcel Lenoir and went on to teach drawing and composition. He lived and worked in Paris....


Laurens, Jean-Paul  

French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 28 or 30 March 1838, in Fourquevoux (Haute-Garonne); died 23 March 1921, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, sculptor, illustrator. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes. Designs for tapestries.

In spite of very deprived circumstances, Jean-Paul Laurens showed from the earliest age exceptional draftsmanship and the determination to paint against serious odds. His efforts got him admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse, after which he went to Paris on a scholarship from the Haute-Garonne local authority. He studied under Léon Cogniet and Bida. After 1872 his reputation became established. Following on from Meissonnier at the Institut de France, becoming head of the Académie de Toulouse and professor at the Académie Julian, he had countless pupils and held an important place in the teaching of painting in France....


Mayerhofer, Johannes  

Austrian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 November 1859, in Baden, near Vienna; died 9 April 1925, in Vienna.

Painter, sculptor, medallist, illustrator. Religious subjects, figures, landscapes.

Johannes Mayerhofer studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna and worked mainly on decorations for churches....


Minguzzi, Luciano  

Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 24 May 1911, in Bologna. Died 30 May 2004, in Milan.

Sculptor, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, figures. Monuments, low reliefs, groups.

Minguzzi studied initially under his father, who was a sculptor, before enrolling at the academy of fine arts in Bologna. A study scholarship enabled him to visit Paris and London, and from ...


Morel, Louise  

French, 20th century, female.

Born 18 December 1898, in Grenoble; died 27 November 1974.

Painter, draughtswoman, sculptor, engraver (wood), illustrator, watercolourist, pastellist, lithographer. Figures, portraits, landscapes, landscapes with figures, still-lifes. Murals, church decoration.

Louise Morel followed courses from 1916 at the École des Beaux-Arts de Grenoble, where she later taught drawing and gave the first course in modelling from life or on site. In ...


Moretti, Raymond  

French, 20th century, male.

Born 1931, in Nice; died 3 June 2005.

Draughtsman, painter (gouache), sculptor, engraver, poster artist, illustrator, designer. Religious subjects, figures, portraits. Postage stamps.

Raymond Moretti lived and worked in Courbevoie. After producing strictly figurative painting he undertook, around 1970, an enormous construction which he showed mainly in Paris in ...


Nadzov, Alexis  

Chilean, 20th century, male.

Born 23 July 1907, in Valparaíso.

Sculptor, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Nadzov had an exhibition of his drawings in Paris in 1933. He illustrated many books and produced portraits of prominent figures. His sculptures were inspired by subjects from antiquity and religion, and he created stage sets for ...


Pasquier, Jacques  

French, 20th century, male.

Born 9 April 1932, in Caen.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, lithographer, illustrator, sculptor. Scenes with figures, landscapes. Murals, church decoration, stage costumes and sets.

Jacques Pasquier built up an entomological collection from 1946 to 1956, while also drawing comic strips. He started oil painting in ...


Philpot, Glyn Warren  

British, 20th century, male.

Born 5 October 1884, in London; died 16 December 1937, in London.

Painter, sculptor (including bronze), illustrator. Religious subjects, historical subjects, mythological subjects, figures, nudes, portraits.

Glyn Philpot studied under Philip Conrad from 1900 at the Lambeth School of Art in London; later, he studied under Jean-Paul Laurens at the Académie Julian, Paris. He travelled to France, Italy and Spain. In ...


Puryear, Martin  

American, 20th century, male.

Born 23 May 1941, in Washington DC.

Sculptor (wood/stone/bronze), draughtsman, engraver (wood), illustrator.

Martin Puryear studied biology, painting and illustration at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC, then took a degree in Art and Architecture at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut in ...


Simmler, Franz Joseph  

German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 December 1846, in Geisenheim; died 2 October 1926, in Offenburg.

Sculptor, illustrator. Religious subjects.

The son of Friedrich K.K. Simmler, Franz Joseph studied at the fine arts academies of Düsseldorf and Munich, and went on to sculpt altars for churches in Baden....