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Joseph HECHT

Joseph HECHT

A printer-friendly illustrated biography can be downloaded HERE. Joseph Hecht was born on December 14, 1891 in Lodz (Poland, Łódź in Polish).  At that time it was mostly an industrial city, especially strong in textile production.  Samuel Hecht, the artist’s...

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Bernard Boutet de Monvel

Bernard Boutet de Monvel (August 9 , 1881 - October 28, 1949) was the son of Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel (1850 - 1913), an artist famous in his time for his innovative childrens’ illustration designs.  As such it can be said...

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James TISSOT

A prolific painter-printer at the end of the nineteenth century, James Tissot has nevertheless eluded many art history books. His recognition suffers from his own individualism. Though friends with some of the most renowned artists of the age, Tissot never...

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Yannick Ballif

Yannick BALLIF (1927-2009) As often seems to be the case, the time following an artist’s death is a time not to remember, but to forget.  The work of Yannick Ballif is a textbook example of that phenomenon.  She was seemingly...

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Jean-François Raffaëlli

French, 1850 - 1924 Jean-François Raffaëlli was born in Paris in 1850 of French and Italian parents.  His first love was music and at one time he wanted to be an opera singer, but he was eventually drawn to painting,...

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Siemen Dijkstra

Dutch, Den Helder 1968 Siemen Dijkstra is one of a number of young graphic artists in the Netherlands. He captures Dutch (mostly from his home province of Drenthe) and Danish landscapes in detailed color woodcuts. These realistic, colorful graphic prints...

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Marc Mouclier

French, Aigre 1866 - Paris 1948 Marc Mouclier, who grew up in a small town in Southwestern France, arrived in Paris around the time of his eighteenth birthday.  He signed up for art classes at the “Ecole des Beaux Art”...

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Félix Buhot

French, 1847-1898 Buhot was born in Valognes, Normandy.  An orphan at a young age, he left his native town behind at the age of 18 and went to Paris in 1865 to study are.  He apprenticed with a few painters,...

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Edgar Chahine

  French-Armenian, 1874-1947 Chahine, like Manuel Robbe, was more at home with the bourgeoisie than with the aristocracy. The aristocracy appears in his plates - seen from a respectful distance. He is much closer both to the world of friends...

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