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Pedro de las Cuevas
Pedro de las Cuevas, Spanish painter, died in Madrid. He was a teacher of the leading artists in Madrid in the second third of the 17th century. He worked as a painter in the service of the Real Cárcel de la Corte de Madrid. -1644

Orazio Grassi, an Italian painter died in Roma.
Grassi worked at the Jesuit college in Florence, and in 1627 he produced plans for the cathedral at Ronciglione. His first major work is S Vigilio, Siena. He was entrusted with the planning of S Ignazio, Rome, the largest ecleciatical building realized in 17th century. His last desing was for an imposing college building at Parma. -1654

Liborio Coccetti, an Italian painter and decorator was born in Foligno.
He worked initially in a Rococo language that revealed his links with the art of Rome in the fisrt half of the 18th century, especially with Sebastiano Conca. He produced the "Virgin and Child with SS Peter and Paul at S Pietro Benedetti di Montevecchio and in the Palazzo Morelli at Spoleto. -1739

Lorenzo de' Ferrari
Lorenzo de' Ferrari, Italian painter, died in Genoa. He evolved an independent style based on his grandfather's and father's work. His last work is the splendid Galleria d'Oro in the Palazzo Spinola, Genoa. -1744

Samuel Wilde
Samuel Wilde, English painter and etcher of Dutch descent, was baptised in London. Between 1792 and 1821 he exhibited theatrical portraits at the Royal Academy. -1751

Avraam Mel'nikov
Avraam Mel'nikov, Russian architect, was born in Petersburg. The most important of his works the "Demidov Lyceum" is a monumental building with a dodecastle portico of the composite order os a high, arched basement. -1784

Peter von Hess
In Düsseldorf, the brother of Peter von Hess was born. He mainly painted themes depicting wars and battle scenes featuring horses. He also painted some Mannerism pieces and landscapes based on scenes from the shores of Lake Chiem. -1792

Aleksandr Andreyevich Ivanov
Aleksandr Andreyevich Ivanov, Russian painter, was born in St. Petersburg. He was the most important religious painter in the 19th century Russia. He dedicated most of his time to religious painting. -1806

Pierre Bossan, a French architect was born in Lyon.
Bossan was a Gothic Revivalist, this is evident especially in the large church of St Georges. Then he re-established and worked to formulate a personal modern style, reflecting locality and synthesizing the medieval and the classical. -1814

Vincenzo Pacetti
Vincenzo Pacetti, Italian sculptor, restorer and collector, died in Rome. He used the Neo-classicism style. He collaborated on many restorations of ancient statues with Francesco Antonio Franzoni. -1820

Eastman Johnson
Eastman Johnson, the American painter was born in Lovell, Maine. He studied at the Düsseldorf and in Paris under Couture. He mainly painted genre scenes, landscapes and some portraits. -1824

Karl Blechen, a German painter died in Berlin.
He was also strongly influenced by Gaspar Friedrich. The passionately subjective use of imagery distinguishes Blechen from Friedrich, whose work shows a fare more level-headen deployment of landscapes symbols as religius allegory. "Ruin of a Gothic Church", "Civita Castellana", "Shepherds at Narni" were some of his works. -1840

Lászlo Paál
Lászlo Paál, Hungarian painter, was born in Zám. Some or his works were "Hundred Year Old Woman", "Landscape With Cows" and "Outskirts of the Forest". -1846

Norbert Goeneutte, French painter was born in Paris.
In 1891 Goeneutte moved to Auvers, where Dr. Paul Gachet had a studio in his home. He had worked with Gachet on La Renaissance litteraire et artistique, and on the periodical paris a L'eau forte and in 1892 he exibited a portrait of Dr. Gachet. -1854

Pancho Fierro
Pancho Fierro, Peruvian painter, died in Lima. He was the leading costumbrista artist in Peru with watercolors that recorded the people and events of the transitional phase between the colonial and Republican periods. -1879

Ernst Herzfeld, a German architect was born in Celle.
He studied at the Technische Hochschule, Charlottenburg. He participated in the excavation of "Assur" by the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft. -1879

Robin Dods, an Australian architect died in Sydney.
From 1890 to 1894 Dods worked in several prominent London offices including the fortifications branch of the Imperial War office, Dunn -1920

Arata Isozaki, a Japanese architect was born in Oita.
Some of his important public works followed in relatively rapid succesion, and he quickly established his reputation with such buildings such as the "Gunma Prefectural Museum of Moderm Art", "Kitakyushu City Museum of Art". -1931

Bernard Cohen
Bernard Cohen, English painter, was born in London. He studied in London at St. Martin's School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art. He produced paintings that were idiosyncratic and deliberately disparate in style. -1933

George Milton, a Jamaica painter was born in Manchester, Jamaica.
He attended the Jamaica School af Art in Kingston part time for a while although he was essentially self-taught. He started exhibiting in the late 1960's. He was a major exponent of the expressionist trend in Jamaican art. He worked mainly in oils and oil pastel on canvas and paper. The human figure in central to most of his paintings and in usually subjected to caricatural. -1939

Juan Lecuona
Juan Lecuona, Argentine painter, was born in Buenos Aires. The geometric tension in his paintings reveals the forms that make up each structure, mobilizes them and tests their limits, but without breaking them. -1956

Chagall: Love and the Stage
The Royal Academy in London exhibited "Chagall: Love and the Stage". The exhibit was about Chagall's loves. One was Bella, his wife. The other was the theatre. Chagall painted a series of canvasses for Moscow's State Jewish Chamber Theater. -1998

 


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