Artist Information*

The following is an alphabetical list of  artists.  Please keep in mind that the spellings of names often change when translated into another language, and that this list is not intended to be a complete reference. For information on artists not listed here, please feel free to use the links in our library section to perform online searches.

 *This page is constantly being updated, so please excuse any errors. It is not meant to be a complete reference, but is simply a compilation of information we have accumulated as we acquire different art pieces.




Adan, Louis Èmile (1839-1947,France) listed in Benezit. Born in Paris, painter of animated landscapes, still life, aquarelles, and illustrations. He was a student of François Picot and Alexandre Cabanel at the École des Beaux-Arts of Paris. During his life he exhibited his work in all the Salons of 1863-1937. He won many medals for his art, including the coveted Médaille d'Or in 1875, 1882 and 1889. He became a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor en 1892, and served as part of the jury for and committee member for the Salon des Artiste Française in 1900. He won the Prix Bonnat in 1931. His work is exhibited in numerous museums in cities including Alençon, Lyon, Mulhouse, Paris and Rouen. 

Agnello, Dominique, (Dominic 1921-1988) listed in Benezit and Akoun. Born in Tunis in 1921of Italian parents, died from injuries in an automobile accident at age 67 on August 10, 1988. His paintings are expressionist and figurative, hot colors depict the light and objects of everyday scenes and landscapes.

From 1953 on he was a part of the group ' l'école de Tunis' and participated at the Biennial of Menton, la France d'Outre-Mer in Algiers, Rabat, Casablanca and was a member of the group 'Mediterranean Painter' (Palermo, Italy). In 1957 he left Tunisia and moved to Paris. Agnello married a French woman from Camaret, and from then on painted many scenes of Bretagne. He exposed in the following salons: Automne, Independants, Comparaisons Grands et Jeunes d'aujourd'hui, Nationale des Beaux Arts, Populiste, Peintures et Sculptures françaises, Franco-Allemand, Artistes Français, and also at Vichy, Montfermeil, Vaires, and Rambouillet, where he was the honored invitee. Agnello had many personal exhibitions in different galleries: Ars, Automobile Club, Henquez, St-Joigny, Cemuski in Paris, New York, Tokyo and  more than one dozen French cities. The works of Agnello are in many personal collections in France, the United States, Japan, Italy, England, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Canada and North Africa.

Awards: member of the Academy of Italy 'Oscar', grand prize for art from the Federation nationale des Beaux Arts (first prize), prizes from the salon of French Artists, first prize from salons in Camaret, Bourges, Cormeilles, Rosny, Vichy and a prize of the Conseil general des Yvelines.

Olga Klein-Astrachan, born January 17, 1907 in St. Petersburg, Russia, died 1999. Painter and ceramist. Russian born French citizen, attended the Academy Superior of Beaux-Arts in Berlin. Created works for Ulstein and Mosse for "l'Oiseau Bleu" at the Theatre de Jushny. In 1933 she returned to Paris. 1937, she was remarked by Andre Warnod at the International Universal Exposition, where she had been invited to exhibit by Raymond Cogniat. The same year she married Loca Astrachan. Between 1940 and 1945, she resided in Toulouse. At the end of W.W.II, she returned to Paris and participated in numerous salon and gallery exhibitions. In 1948, she began to work with ceramics.  Examples of Exhibitions: 1937: Exposition Universelle Internationale 1940: Salon des artistes meridionaux (Toulouse) 1940: Museé des Augustins (Toulouse) 1969: Museé d l'Ariana (Switzerland) 1971: 87th Salon of Women Painters (Paris) 1972: awarded the title of 'Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Merite Listed: World International Who's Who of Women (Cambridge, GB) The Marquis Who's Who (USA) L'Officiel de l'Arts (UNESCO Paris).

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Baton, Zacharie (Arras 1851 - Paris 1925, France ) Son of a mason, Zacharie Baton apprenticed with a painter/decorator who noticed his gift for design. At the age of 29, Baton decided to go to Paris to the Académie Julian, and followed the course of Gustave Boulanger and of Jules Lefebvre and then worked with Gustave Colin. During his life he divided his time between his workshop in Paris (Montmartre), his family home in Arras and Bretagne in the summer and was most often at the island of Bréhat. He began exposing his works in salons in 1883. It was in the maritime landscapes that Baton made his most remarkable growth. He learned how to translate the clarity of light, the movement of the sky, the atmosphere and finest nuances and how to suggest the wind at its' heaviest or the calm of the prairies bordered by ferns. he utilized a limited palette of  low contrast colors, based on ochres, grays and blues. Baton remains one of the most sincere and the most moving of the interpreters of the Bretagne area of France. He painted quotidian life, and was also know for his portraits of the local peasants and workers, as well as his maritime landscapes and still lifes. His work is represented in private collections and in museums such as the Musée d'Arras and Musée des Beaux-Arts, Marseilles (which has one of his portraits that was donated to the museum by the Baron de Rothschild). Baton is known as one of the Montmartre Painters. Bibliography: Gérald Schurr: Les Petits Maitres de la peinture 1820-1920. Listed in the Benezit.

Bouroux, P. A.  (1878-1967, France) Listed in Benezit, he was known for his engravings, drawings and illustrations. Born in 1878 at Mezieres in the Ardennes region of France, died in 1967 in Paris. His work was exposed in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français, of which he became a member, earning an honorable mention in 1908. Some of his works are exhibited in museums in Dunkerque, Nevers, Troyes and Valenciennes.

Bouy, Gaston (1866 - ?)French Born in Bois-Colombes, France, September 1866. Known as a painter of figures, portraits, interiors, landscapes and most famous for his pastels. A student of A. Bourson in Belgium, and later studies at the Academie Julian an the École des Beaux-Arts. His works have been exposed at the Artistes Français and at la Nationale. 

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Cauvey, Leon Born in Montpellier on Jan. 12, 1874. Museums: Constantin Museum, Algiers; Musée Mont-de-Marsan and the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Leon Cauvey was well known as a painter of landscapes, figures and animated landscapes, as well as a decorator and engraver. His style fell into the Orientalist movement and he painted many scenes of Morocco. He was a student of Albert Maigran, and participated in numerous salons and exhibitions during his lifetime. 1901 - Participated in the Salon de Paris  1906 - Became a member of the Society of the Salon of French Artists 1907 - Became the premier pensionaire of the Villa Abd-El-Tif in Algiers  1926 - Awarded the medal of the Legion d'Honneur . Became the director of the École des Beaux-Arts of Algiers. He painted the landscapes and folklore of Algeria and especially the city of Algiers. 

Ceytaire, Jean-Pierre His works have been exposed in more than 25 personal exhibitions and more than 30 group exhibitions in France and other countries (Seoul, Miami and the prestigious Galerie Tretiakoff of Moscow). He is world renowned for his sculpture and paintings, and his work is very sought after by collectors. 

Chapront, Geneviève (1909-?, France) Listed in Benezit. Painter of figures, landscapes, interiors. A student of her father, the painter Henry Chapront, Geneviève's works were exhibited in the Salon d'Automne in 1933, under another name (KhmeXXX?), and then retook her name after exposing in other Salons. In 1935 and 1946 she exhibited in the Salon des Femmes Peintres. She made numerous voyages in England, Holland, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Egypt, where she continued to paint. 

Clamagirand, Roger 1920-?, France) Born in Paris in 1920. He was a member of the Society of the Salon of Young Painters ,the Society of the Autumn Salon, Marine painters Society, and of the Society of Design and Water painters. Group exhibitions included Galerie Charpentier, Galerie Monique de Groote, and exhibitions in London, Brussels, New York, Geneva, Luxembourg, Vichy, Cannes, Toulon, St. Tropez, Honfleur, and others. He won the Prix de Grandvilliers in 1956, Prix de Menton in 1957 (2nd prize for young painters) and the Prix de Villeneuve-sur-Lot in 1959. His works have been acquired by the City of Paris, the State of France Collection, the Museum of Céret and the Museum of Algeria.

Compte-Calix, Francois Claudius (1813-1880, France) Well listed

Crusat, Roger (1917-1994) Listed French artist, Roger Crusat was born in 1917 in Roussillon, Provence. Crusat's early works show the countryside of Provence, but a local ballet troupe left a permanent mark on his choice and style of painting. He worked with the ballet troupe performing many jobs, but the painting of the scenery backdrops inspired him and this is where he began to learn the essentials of scenery painting that were represented in his later works. Education: Crusat was a student of Fons-Godail at the school of the Beaux-Arts in Perpignan, until he became a soldier in World War II. After being wounded in the war, he returned to Paris to study under Jaudon at the Beaux-Arts in Paris. He lived in Montmartre with his wife until his death in 1994, painting many scenes of the area. The exposed water pipes and downspouts of Montmartre captured his attention, and became a signature item in many of his paintings, where they symbolize life. Crusat won the French 'Prix Populiste' for his work "Descente d'Eau" in 1956. 
Crusat's paintings exhibit the early influence in his life of scenery painting, where detail is less important that solid shapes and mass. The colors he utilizes are subtle and dense, with a great deal of texture. His techniques complement his subjects enhancing solidity and mass. Considered by some critics to be an expressionist and a painter of daily life, his works can also be included in the style of urban art that began to be explored in the 1950's.

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Decaris, Albert (1901-1988, France) Albert Decaris studied at the School of Estienne, and then the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris. He won the Prix de Rome for engraving when he was 18 years old (1919), and became an engraver renowned for his excellence and body of work. In 1943 he was awarded a position as a member of the Institute of Marine Painters, and he exposed his works in the Salon d'Automne in 1945. His works have been used to create postage stamps in many countries, including France, Canada, Algeria, Andorra and others. He engraved the designs for more than 600 stamps, and 174 for Metropolitan France alone. In the 1980's, the French Postal Museum presented a remarkable exposition of his works in the large format. His style of design, notable the faces are recognized for their finesse and their expressions. He realized his last stamp for France in 1985, called "La France à ses Morts" and died in Paris, 1988.

Delacroix, Eugene

Deschler, Emile: (Born in Epinal, France, 1910 - after 1991). His works are listed in both Benezit and Akun. Studied at the École des Beaux Arts de Nancy, and was admitted in 1930 to the École National Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris in the architecture section and studied under Roger Expert. He received his diploma in architecture in 1937 and won the médaille d'or de l'Exposition Internationale de Paris the same year. In 1938 he was awarded the Diplôme d'honneur du Comité de l'Art des Fêtes de Paris. 1939-1942 he was awarded multiple voyages for study to middle eastern countries. 1946-1976 he worked on architectural projects throughout Paris, Lorraine, Algeria and Morocco. In 1977 he returned to painting and in 1988 he won the silver medal from the city of Paris. In 1191 he won the Grand Prix "Maîtrise de l'énergie et de l'environnement of the Salon of the National Society of Beaux Arts. His works have been exposed in the Grand Palais, Paris, the Salon du Dessin et de la peinture à l'Eau, the Salon d'Automne, the Society of French Artist and the National Society of Beaux Arts, of which he became a member. He also exposed in group exhibitions in London, Glasgow, Scotland and Germany. Personal exhibitions included Cairo, Egypt, 1937, Galerie Framond, Paris 1950, Epinal, France 1979-1983, Montrose, Dunkeld, Scotland 1982, Galerie Everarts, Paris 1987 and Stonehaven, Scotland 1989.

Dicavalcanti, Emiliano (Emiliano Augusto Cavalcanti de Albuquerque Melo, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1897 - 1976 )  Emiliano painted in France, exhibited in the modernist Paris salons and was a distinguished member of the École Français , and is one of the few Latin American artists well known outside of South America. Won many awards and prizes, and is very well listed.

Diriks, Karl Edvard Diriks (1855-1930)

DiverleyEliane Eugénie Marie-France (1914-?) Listed in both Benezit and Akun. She participated in collective exhibitions like the Salon of Design and of Watercolor Artists, and the Union of Female Painters and Sculptors in 1967. She was a member of the Salon of French Artists and the Independent Artist of Autumn. She also exhibited in many exhibits featuring only her work and is exhibited in the Museé Fragonard at Grasse.

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Ferogio, Francois Antoine Fortuny (1805-1888) French  

Fourcade-Cancelle, Jeanne (XX century, France) Painter and ceramist, she was exposed in Paris at the Salon de la Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1933. Listed in Benezit.

Fouqueray, Dominique Charles (1872-1956, France) well listed as a painter of military subjects.

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Guilbert, Paul Raymond (1916-?, France) Recognized as a painter included in the Independant Artists' Movement of France, Guilbert followed a course of superior studies at the Institute of Art and the Beaux-Arts of Paris. Lauréat of many prizes, became a founder of the Biennale de la Jeune Peintures of France. Guilbert had many expositions in Paris, as well as in the provinces and in New York. Participated in numerous Salons and is exposed in various museums as well as French State collections.

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Fernande Horowitz-Edwards, (1887 -?) Postimpressionist, born in January 1887 at Asnieres, France. Daughter of celebrated artist Leopold Horowitz, Fernande was known as a painter of landscapes. Her work has been exposed in Paris, at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1926 and in the Salon des Artistes Independants. 

Houdayer, Pierre (born 1928, Paris, France) Between 1943 and 1945 he studied at the École des Metiers d'art, specializing in the subjects of sculpture, statuary molding and ornamentation. 1950-51 he began working in the publication of book covers, creating caricatures and illustrations. 1955- worked in the field of cartoons and illustration humor, he also began to paint landscapes. 1962-63 continued his studies by attending the Academie Grande-Chauruncie, drawing of live models. At the same time, he worked for the Atelier Aujame le Malin drawing architectural designs for printing (called croquis). 1973-1990 worked in the restoration of historic monuments. 1970-1971 worked for an art agency and gallery. From 1965-2000 he continued his personal work in oil painting, pencil drawings and colored pencils.

Hunt, William (English, Pre-Raphaelite, XIX and XX century)


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Lambert, Ray

Lindström, Bengt, born in 1925, Swedish painter. Became active in France in 1947. Painter of figures, portraits, landscapes, animals in gouache, mixed materials. Also painted murals. Award winning sculptor, painter, engraver and illustrator. His works are great examples of the Expressionist movement. His works have been shown all over the world and are well represented in major museums in London, Cincinnati, Paris, Stockholm and Tokyo, as well as many other places.

Leroux, Andre

Leroux, Jules Marie Auguste , (1871-1954  Paris, France)  Well listed in Benezit & Akun, he was known for his historical figures, portraits, nudes, still life's and was both a designer and illustrator. He studied at the house of Bonnat and won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1894. He exposed in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français and became a member in 1904, winning a 2nd medal in bronze in 1900 at the Universal Exposition of Paris. His work is exhibited in museums such as the Museé de Bayeaux, Museé de Dijon and both the Museum of Modern Art, and Museé Victor Hugo in Paris.

Leroux, Lucienne (1903-1981 France) She was a student of Fernand Hubert, and won the Prix de Rome in 1926 and in 1927 The first prize from the Institute of France, where she became a teacher, where she continued to paint. She exposed her works in many exhibitions, and won the Silver Medal in 1924 from the Salon des Artistes Française, and again in 1937.

L'hermitte, Leon Augustin (1844-1925, France) Well listed

Loir, Francois-Joseph Luigi (1845-1916, France) 
Luigi Loir was born December 22, 1845 in Goritz, Austria and he died February 9, 1916 in Paris. He began his first formal art education in 1853 at the Beaux-Art Academy. 
Upon finishing his studies in 1865, Loir had his debut in the Salon of Paris with "Paysage a Villiers-sur Seine" for which he received the highest acclaim. Loir then enrolled into studies under Jean Amable Amedee Pastelot (1810-1870) to become a mural painter. He became a very popular ceiling and mural painter. One of Loir's first commissions was to paint the murals and ceilings at the Chateaux du Diable in 1866. 
Many of Loir's works, which include oils, watercolors, and lithographs, were acquired by the city of Paris and by French museums. During the Salon des Sciences at the Hotel de Ville, Loir exhibited "Les Preparatifs de la fete foraine." The painting overwhelmed the museums. Loir had finally received the recognition he was due. Their response would also influence the Municipal Council of Paris to purchase to "Le Marche a la Ferraille", the city of Paris would acquire "La Rue de la Pitie, vue du Val de Grace" and The Empress of Russia to purchase the watercolor entitled "The Celebration of the Throne". 
In 1870, he was commissioned into the military to record the battles of Bouret. Loir concentrated exclusively on painting views of Paris. In these works, Loir caught and expressed the many faces of Paris, at all hours of the day. Though some thought him excessively methodical, he was undeniably endowed with exceptional powers of observation and craftsmanship. It was because of his work during this campaign of 1870, that Loir was elected to be the official painter of the Boulevards of Paris. This boosted his career and reputation. In 1879 in was awarded the Bronze metal from the Exposant Fidele des Artistes Français. Loir was also elected into the Legion of Honor in 1898.

Lorioux, Felix, Born in Angers, France, 1872-1964. In 1907 he began to illustrate magazines for children, and illustrated the book 'Jean, l'Ours' (John, the Bear) which was first published in 1913. He also began working for fashion magazines, numerous gazettes (newspapers) and also record companies as an illustrator for the packaging. His first works were in conte crayons, and then he moved on to paints. He came up with techniques for illustration that are still in use today. His work was influenced by the works of Arthur Rackham, Beardsley, and Kay Nielsen (a Danish artist). Both the modern style and the Japanese style popular at the turn of the century are apparent in his work. In his pieces, Lorioux placed a great importance on animals. Success arrived in 1928 with the renowned "Album Lorioux" published by Hachette, the most famous house of editors in France during this period. His works were used in 'Don Quichotte', 'Les Contes de Perrault' and 'Robinson Crusoe'. During WWI, he met Walt Disney, who was in France with the Red Cross. Walt Disney appreciated his style and later made an offer for Lorioux to move to the US and work, but Lorioux refused, preferring not to leave his native country. In 1934, Walt Disney used Lorioux's series of drawings from 'la poule sur un mur' (the chicken on a wall), published in 1919, and one of Lorioux's ducks in the development of Donald Duck. In 1984, the Georges Pompidou Museum, Paris, hosted an exhibition of Lorioux's work; many other galleries (Lebrun Jouve, Museé des Beaux Arts at Angers, among others) have also hosted exhibitions of his work. 

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Maillart, Diogene Ulysses (1840-1926, French) Listed in Benezit. He was a student of Sebastien Cornu and of Leon Cogniet at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris, he obtained the Grand Prix de Rome in 1864, and exposed regularly after 1870, receiving medals in 1870 and 1873. He was awarded the position of Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur in 1885. He realized many works on murals, many destroyed in W.W.II, and created works for the Hotel de Ville of Chantilly, the ceilings of the Marie of the 3rd arrondissement in Paris, the church of Saint August and illustrated works for the Museum of Walter Scott. His work is exhibited in museums in such cities as Alençon, Angers, Beauvais, Carcassone, Chantilly, Le Mans and Paris.

Marchand, A. V. (XX century, French)

Martel, Eugene , born in the French Alps in 1869, died in Bollene, France 1947. Martel's talent was seen at a young age when studying in the academy of Pierre Grivolas, and his teacher pushed his parents to send this young artist to Paris to study in the workshop of Gustave Moreau. Eugene studied under Moreau, but showed a kind of disdain and his personality began to be expressed more and more strongly in his works. He was offered the chance for notoriety in Paris, but in 1898 he decided to go back to his village in the south, where he became known as ' the farmer painter'. During his life, he built a body of work which he called "reflections on melancholy". Eugene Martel's works were exhibited in a gallery in Avignon, and he found popularity there. His works show meticulous detail, and were produced very slowly as he was quite demanding in regards to form, content, and colors. His paintings are often dark. Critics compared his work to Teniens and Van Eustade, but remarked his more melancholy style and attraction for dark colors and choice of subjects, which were often everyday rural life scenes. The subjects of Martel's paintings depicted reality without sublimation in farm and cafe interiors. His goal was to be the witness of the country of Provence, in which he lived until his death. His works are exhibited in the Museum at Avignon.

Morot, Aimé-Nicolas , (1850-1913) France  Renowned for his portraits, battle scenes and historical paintings. A student of Cabanel, Theiry and Sellier, he debuted at the Salon of 1873 and obtained the Prix de Rome the same year. 1876, he won 3rd place, and 2nd place in 1879. In 1880 he won the medal of honor, and was later commissioned to paint the ceiling in the hotel de Ville (City Hall) of Paris. He was awarded the chevalier Legion of Honor in 1883, made an office of the Legion in 1900, and commander in 1910. He entered the Institute and replaced Gustave Moreau in 1898. He won the Grand Prix at the Universal Exposition of 1900 and the same year was named a professor at the École des Beaux Arts. His work is exhibited in museums including Nancy, Rezonville and Versailles.

Moulin, Charles Lucien (19th and 20th century, French) Listed in both Benezit and Akun. Winner of the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1896, and a 2nd place medal in 1900. Listed in both Benezit and Akun. 19th century, he was a student of Bouguereau, Merson, and of Ferrier. 

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Picard, Georges (1857- ?, France) Prix de Rome winner and brother of Louis Picard, as well as a student of Gérome, Picard is especially know for his depiction of feminine figures, a preferred subject. His sense of decor won him multiple contracts for murals in public buildings, such as the Casino de Monte Carlo, the Embassy of France in Vienna, l'Hôtel de Ville (galerie Lobau), and the Petit Palais in Paris. His work was exposed regularly at the Salons of the Societé National des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His work is exhibited in the Museé des Beaux-Arts in Paris, as well as many other museums and collections.

Planchais, Edouard Olivier (20th cent, Rennes, France) Listed French artist. Honorable mention Salon des Artistes Français 1967, also awarded the Marie Bashkirsteff Prize in 1967; exposed in 1969 in the Societé des Beaux-Arts d'Outre Mer.

Privat, Auguste Gilbert  (1892-1969) Painter and sculptorListed in Benezit, and winner of the prestigious Prix de Rome award. He began exposing his work in 1921, where he won the Prix de Rome and a mention, a silver medal in 1925, gold in 1926 at the Salon des Artistes Français and another gold from the Societé des Arts, des Sciences et des Lettres, and a silver medal from the City of Paris. He was awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 1948. Other shows include the Salon d'Automne, the Salon du Dessin et de la Peinture à l'eau, and individual show in Paris 1932, Lourdes 1941-43, Pau 1943, and others. Medal of honor in 1968, becoming a member of the jury after that. He exposed in numerous other shows and was also a member of the jury of Artistes Décorateurs. His work was commissioned for many public buildings and monuments in France between and after WW1 and WW2, and even in California. His work has been shown in numerous museums.

Proust, Maurice (France, 1867-1944) Painter of landscapes, marine scenes, murals, theater decoration and watercolors. Son of an engineer, he was educated in the decoration field by the illustrator Alcide Robaudi and the landscape artist Lemeunier. He began to expose his works beginning in 1901 at the Salon of Tunis and in 1902 was in the Salon des Artistes Français at Paris. In the 1920's he became quite successful and exposed his works in many other venues. He became the assistant decorator of the national theaters, the Comedie-Francais, l'Odeon and the Opera-Comique. His work was sought for all the salons in Paris: Chatelet, Mathurins, Mogador, Grand-Guignol. He realized the decorative compositions for the Palais du Costume for the Universal Exposition, for the Casino de Trouville in 1911, for the theatre aux Armées and for the Val-de-Grace in 1914. In 1917, his work ornamented panels of the halls of the Exposition of Bordeaux and had 40 works for L'Exposition du feu at the Jardin d'Acclimatation de Paris, consecrated to the war (WW1). For 14 years, he was the organizer and decorator for the head of the Bal Tabarin.

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Rogier, Daniel (1893-1961, French) Rogier used his art to serve as witness to the buildings, monuments, decoration and perspectives of the times, showing contemplation and application of techniques to reproduce the beauty of the populace and architecture in the scenes he painted. Daniel Rogier did not battle and work to establish himself or his art in the public awareness. He preferred to capture the world around him, never seeking to expose his work or establish a recognition of his talent or name. He chose instead to travel, paint and reserve his paintings in his private studio. He traveled extensively in Europe, both before and after World War II. The body of work displays a dreamlike beauty and if one notices the years that are missing (the war years) another story is easy to imagine. A self-taught artist, he was prolific and left a large body of work, composed of drawings, watercolors and oil paintings. His works show the same qualities of the grand masters from the great schools and academies of art. His works have been exhibited in Paris and his works have begun to come onto the market.

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Salvat, François (1892-1976) Renowned painter and engraver, well listed in Benezit. 

Signoret, Charles (Marseilles, France XIX and XX century)

Simon, Jacques Roger (1875-1965, France) Listed in both Benezit and Akun. He began exposing his work at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris in 1900. He received the gold medal in 1928, and a silver medal in 1937 at the International Exposition. He was made a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 1928.

Sluyter, Dirk J.  (1811-1886, Dutch) Son of Dirk Sluyter and student of André Benoît Barreau Taurel. He became renowned as a painter and engraver during his life in Amsterdam, Holland, and his work exhibits the grave nature of the Dutch masters of the 17th century. 

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Thery, John, born in 1955, French. He started to paint at age 16, first in a figurative style, later discovering an attraction to the abstract. His style is very distinctive, and has been appreciated worldwide. Bright colors and lyricism give his works expressiveness and allow the imagination to work. His works were first appreciated in the milieu of modern art collectors, then began to be exhibited in different areas of France. His works are now well known and have been exhibited in the finest galleries in France, Japan, and the United States (New York and Hollywood).

Titz, Louis (1859-1932) Belgian. Born in Bruges, Belgium, June of 1859, died in 1932 in Brussels, Belgium. Painter of portraits, landscapes, cityscapes; illustrator, gouache painter and theatre decoration.. he was educated at the Academy of Beaux-Arts of Brussels where he later became a professor of art. Museums: Anvers and Brussels.

Tondu, André (1903-1980, France) He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts of Paris where he was trained between 1920 and 1923 by the painters Cormon, Renard and J.-P Laurens. He won the Prix de Rome in 1931. His work is shown in museums in Dijon and Paris. 

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Urtin, Paul François Marie (1874 or 1877 -1962, France) Painter of portraits, interiors, landscapes and flowers. Urtin was a student of Jean C. C. Baster at Grenoble and of Gustave Moreau at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He worked with François Guiguet. Urtin exposed in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français starting in 1921. He received a silver medal in 1929, gold in 1932, bronze in 1937 at the Exposition Internationale. 

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Valade, Pierre L. J. (1909-1971, France) Listed in Benezit. Born in Poitiers, he was a student of both the École des Art Decoratifs and Beaux Arts in Paris. He had many expositions of his works, such as the Salons des Artistes Français in 1933 and the International Exposition of 1937, and obtained medals and awards from these expositions. The same result was obtained in the Salon des Independants and the Salon d'Automne. He stayed at Casa Velasques in Madrid in 1935 and obtained a purse to make a voyage for the government in 1941. He executed very important works in the areas of research, restoration and replicas of Roman and French frescoes; notably in Poitiers, Saint-Savin, Puy, etc. He also realized works on many monuments.

Verger, A. XX century, Francelisted in Benezit and Akoun.

Villain, Eugene, born in Paris, France 1831 Villain was a student of Charlet and Leon Coigner, and started in the Beaux-Arts in 1839. He exposed in the Salon des Artistes Français from 1844 to 1182. His favorite subjects were portraits, interior Scenes and vies of Paris. He was talented with both oils and watercolors. His watercolor paintings express his sensitivity in the use of colors ad his touch was so precise and delicate. His works show emotion and mastery of technique. Bibliographical information can be found in 'Les Petites Maitres de la Peinture' by Gerald Schurr. His works are exhibited in museums in cities such as Douai, Gueret, La Rochelle, Narbonne, Niort, Orleans, Rouen, Toulouse and others. Villain was the father of Georges Andre Villani, who later became as renowned as an exceptional artist, also.

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Wilson, Pat (1868-1928, British) Pat Wilson was a student of Fred Brown and worked with London editors as an illustrator and designer. He spent a great deal of time in the Bretagne area of France and realized many paintings in a Fauvist style of maritime scenes. His work compares very favorable to Georges Braques' early works in the Fauvist style. Characterized by saturated pastel colors and flowing lines, his paintings evoke joy and pleasure both in their content and use of color. He is listed in the Benezit. **(Several of his works have been included in our inventory.)