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Benedetto Bonfigli
Benedetto Bonfigli, Italian painter, died in Perugia. He was influenced by Fra Angelico. He worked at the Vatican Palace and was highly regarded at the court of Pope Nicholas V. His greatest work is the series of frescoes in the Priors' Chapel of the Palazzo dei Priori, although badly preserved. -1496

Francesco Mochi
Francesco Mochi, the Italian sculptor who was strongly influenced by Florentine styles, and who worked in Florence, Rome and Piacenza, was born in Montevarchi, Arezzo. Among numerous equestrian statues the real masterpieces are that of Alessandro Farnese and Ranuccio Farnese at Piacenza. His formation as an artist took place in Florence and in Rome, where he was a helper of C. Mariani. The new phase passing from Mannerism to Baroque is represented in two charming religious works, the Annunciazione for the Duomo in the Orvieto Cathedral (called the first Baroque sculpture, 1602-1608) and St Veronica in St Peter's, Rome. Mochi was one of the greatest personalities-innovators in Italian sculpture in the beginning of the 17th century. He died in Rome in 1654. -1580

Oreste Vannocci Biringucci
Oreste Vannocci Biringucci, architect, engineer and festival designer, died in Mantua. His most important work was the small sketchbook titled "Architectura, fortificazione e macchine di Oreste Vanocci", a collection of drawings of buildings erected in Rome and Florence between 1540 and 1582. -1585

Gerrit A Berckheyde
Gerrit A Berckheyde, Dutch painter, was born. -1638

Govert Dircksz Camphuyzen
Govert Dircksz Camphuyzen, Dutch painter, died. His work was mostly animal paintings reminiscent of Paulus Potter and landscapes with low horizon and figures in the style of Aert van der Neer with unusual light effects. -1672

Ludovico David
Ludovico David, Italian painter and theorist, died. He operated a highly successful art academy while he lived in Venice. His best works are "Adoration of the Magi" and "Adoration of the Shepherds". -1709

Peder Als
Peder Als, Danish painter, died in Copenhagen. He was one of the most important portrait painters of Danish Rococo. He was strongly influenced by the Swedish painter Carl Gustaf Pilo in his coloristic style and impasto technique. Among his masterpieces are "Court Jeweller C. F. Fabritius and his Wife" and "Frederik V". -1776

Francesco Canova
Francesco Canova, English painter, died in Brühl, near Vienna. -1803

John Loughborough Pearson
John Loughborough Pearson, English architect, was born in Brussels. His best work is St. Augustine's church in Kilburn. He designed many churches. In 1853 he received the Royal Gold Medal of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects). -1817

Richard Cosway
Richard Cosway, painter, draughtsman, dealer and collector, died in London. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1769. He painted miniatures and stained drawings. -1821

Heinrich Anton von Angeli
Heinrich Anton von Angeli, Austrian painter, was born in Ödenburg, Hungary. He did several genre paintings and later devoted himself entirely to portrait painting and received important commissions from the aristocrats. From the 1870s he developed his own elegant and restrained style. -1840

William Mulready
William Mulready, Irish painter and draughtsman active in England, died in London. He portrayed still-lifes and cottage subjects. His later works portrayed childhood and education as subjects. -1863

Cristofi Cerchez
Cristofi Cerchez, Romanian architect, was born in Bolintin Deal, Giurgiu. He was a leading representative of neo-Romanian style. An example is the villa for Dr. Minovici, now the Minovici Museum of Folk Art in Bucharest. -1872

Arnstein Rynning
Arnstein Rynning, Norwegian architect, was born in Fredrikstad. He carried out some of his largest projects with Magnus Poulsson, including the Telegraph building and the Town Hall in Oslo. He was also active as a restoration architect. -1882

Willem Dudok
Willem Dudok, Dutch architect, was born. He designed the Town Hall Hilversum and Beehive in Rotterdam. -1884

André Dunoyer de Segonzac
André Dunoyer de Segonzac, French painter and cartoonist, was born. -1884

Richard Krautheimer
Richard Krautheimer, art Historian, was born. -1897

Paul Joseph Blanc
Paul Joseph Blanc, French painter, died in Paris. He painted religious and mythological subjects like "Perseus on Pegasus". He also worked on several projects in the decorative arts in Paris and in the provinces. -1904

Gerrit Van Arkel
Gerrit Van Arkel, the Dutch architect, died in Abcoude. He was influenced by Netherlandish Renaissance architecture. -1918

Jean Louis Forain
Jean Louis Forain, the French graphic artist and painter, died in Paris. -1931

Albert André
Albert André, the French painter, writer, and museum curator, died in Lauden, Gard. -1954

Cuno Amiet
Cuno Amiet, Swiss painter and sculptor, died in Oschwand. He was highly influenced by Impressionism. He turned to Synthetic painting, as in "Breton Spinner" in 1892. Ferdinand Hodler also had great influence on him. -1961

Lviv Stefanyk library
During a routine check at an Amsterdam airport (Schiphol) six very rare 16th to 18th century atlases were discovered. The atlases were believed to have been stolen from the Lviv Stefanyk library of the National Academy of science in the Ukraine, which is renowned for its large collection of rare and old books. -1997

 


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