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British, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 1 August 1865, in London, to Scottish parents; died 5 January 1917, in London.

Painter, illustrator, poster artist. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, interiors with figures, still-lifes, flowers. Designs for stained glass.

Symbolism.

Isobel Gloag studied at the St John's Wood Art School and the Slade School in London, then in the studio of M.W. Ridley. She also studied with Raphaël Collin in Paris. She liked to illustrate scenes from old ballads and romances. Her style is similar to that of the Pre-Raphaelites. She suffered from health problems throughout her life. She was a member of the Ridley Art Club and exhibited at the Royal Academy from ...

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 27 October 1872, in Pforzheim; died 8 June 1943, in Jugenheim.

Sculptor (bronze), draughtsman, painter, engraver (wood), graphic designer. Religious subjects, portraits. Medals.

Darmstadt Artists' Colony.

Daniel Greiner had been a pastor, bur he decided, after a conflict with the authorities in his parish of Schotten, to turn to art instead. He trained in Paris, then at the Bildhauerschule (school of sculpture) in Berlin. In ...

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A. Ziffer

(b Munich, Oct 30, 1868; d Munich, Oct 9, 1940).

German painter, illustrator, teacher and poster designer. The son of the painter Christian Jank (1833–88), he attended Simon Hollósy’s private art school in Munich before studying (1891–6) at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, also in Munich, under Ludwig von Löfftz (1845–1910) and Paul Höcker (1854–1910). From 1896 he exhibited at the Munich Secession, and he became a member of Scholle, Die, founded in 1899. A regular contributor to the journal Jugend and at the forefront of modernism, he made his mark as a humorous illustrator, portraying allegories and scenes from military life. Jank also designed posters (e.g. Underworld, 1896; Berlin, Mus. Dt. Gesch.). He taught at the Damenakademie (1899–1907). Having come to prominence as a portrayer of events from German history with three monumental paintings for Berlin’s Reichstag building (destr.) in 1905, he collaborated with Adolf Münzer (1870–1952) and ...

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Dutch, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 11 February 1868, in The Hague; died 1943, in The Hague.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, poster artist. Religious subjects, figure compositions, landscapes, seascapes.

Symbolism.

After studying under Arnaud Gerkins and then Hendrik Willem Mesdag, Willem van Konijnenburg entered the art academy in The Hague. From ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 12 May 1872, in Montauban; died 7 September 1931, in Montricoux.

Painter, fresco artist, engraver, illustrator, poster artist. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, urban landscapes.

Marcel-Lenoir's father was a jeweller and goldsmith and the artist himself learned to set stones and engrave metal. He moved to Paris at a very early age, earning his living as an engraver and lithographer....

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Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 20 January 1850, in Alcoy, near Alicante; died 14 April 1910, in Madrid.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, poster artist. History painting, religious and mythological subjects, portraits, genre scenes, still-lifes, landscapes. Murals.

Sala y Francés studied under his cousin Placido Francés and under Salustiano Asenjo at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Valencia before settling in Madrid, where he initially complemented his studies by copying works by Goya and Velázquez. He went on to teach at the school of painting in Madrid from 1907....

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 22 December 1869, in Burkhardtscharf, near Chemnitz; died 19 June 1927, in Wachwitz, near Dresden.

Painter, pastellist, poster artist. Religious subjects.

Jugendstil.

Osmar Schindler was a pupil of Ferdinand W. Pauwels and Leon Pohle at the Academy of Fine Arts at Dresden, where he himself became a teacher. He contributed to the review ...