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Cesare de Sesto
Cesare de Sesto, Italian painter and draughtsman, died in Milan. He was one of the most significant artists to emerge from Leonardo's circle in Milan. -1523

Pablo de Céspedes
Pablo de Céspedes, Spanish painter and writer, died in Córdoba. He is the most representative painter of the Córdoban school of the last third of the 16th century. He was particularly interested in anatomy and precise draughtsmanship. -1608

Francesco Cairo
Francesco Cairo, Italian painter, died in Milan. He was a court painter at Turin and painted many large altarpieces for religious orders. His most fascinating achievements are his early cabinet pictures, of macabre and mordid subjects. -1665

Nicolaes Jeremiasz Persoons
Nicolaes Jeremiasz Persoons, Dutch architect, died in Rotterdam. He was probably the first city architect of Rotterdam, between 1660 and 1690. He remodelled the town hall at Hertogenbosch. -1692

Baron von Samuel Brukenthal
Baron von Samuel Brukenthal, Transylvanian statesman and art collector, was born in Lesckirch, Transylvania. Works from his collections are held in the Brukenthal Museum in Sibiu. -1721

Jean-Baptiste Pater
Jean-Baptiste Pater, French painter and draughtsman, died in Paris. He was a pupil of Antoine Watteau. In 1725 he was received by the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in Paris in 1728. -1736

José da Costa e Silva
José da Costa e Silva, Portuguese architect, active in Brazil, was born in Povos, near Lisbon. In 1812 he emigrated to Brazil and was its major exponent of Neo-classicism. -1747

Edme Bouchardon
Edme Bouchardon, sculptor and draughtsman, died in Paris. In 1721 he won the Prix de Rome for sculpture with "Gideon Choosing his Soldiers by Watching the Drinking". -1762

Thomas Birch
Thomas Birch, American painter of English birth, was born in Warwicks. He was one of the most important American landscape and marine painters of the early 19th century. He exhibited frequently at the Pennsylvania Academy. -1779

James Champlin Bucklin
James Champlin Bucklin, American architect, was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He formed a partnership with William Tallman at age 21, using a Greek Revival style. -1801

Thomas Fearnley
Thomas Fearnley, Norwegian painter, was born in Frederikshald. Karl XIV commissioned work for him between 1823 and 1827. He learned with J.C. Dahl to observe nature for his landscape painting. -1802

Constantino Brumidi
Constantino Brumidi, American painter of Italian birth, was born in Rome. In Rome he decorated the Palazzo Torlonia, restored the loggia and did portrait painting at the Vatican. His masterpiece was "Apotheosis of George Washington". -1805

Adriano Cecioni
Adriano Cecioni, Italian sculptor, painter, caricaturist and writer, was born in Fontebuona, Tuscany. His paintings of domestic genre subjects are light and luminous in tone and carefully structured. -1836

Georgius Jacobus Johannes van Os
Georgius Jacobus Johannes van Os, painter, was born in Paris. He painted landscape scenes but preferred to paint flower and fruit pieces. In 1812 he was awarded a gold medal at the Salon in Paris. -1861

Ernst Herzfeld
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

Jessie Jewhurst Hilder
Jessie Jewhurst, Australian painter, was born in Toowoomba, Queensland. His paintings are small and decorative visions of Australian landscape such as "Coogee". Some of his works were "The Bent Tree", and "Morning at Dora Creek". -1881

Kasparus Karsen
Kasparus Karsen, Dutch painter, died in Bicberich. He painted townscapes in the manner of 17th century painter Jan van der Heyden. Cornelis Springer and his son Eduard were among his pupils. -1896

Jozsef Kauzer
Jozsef Kauzer, Hungarian architect, died in Budapest. He was in charge of the completion of Budapest's largest church, St. Stephen's Basilica. -1919

Arata Isozaki
Arata Isozaki, 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" -1931

Federico Brandt
Federico Brandt, Venezuelan painter, died in Caracas. He produced intimate still-lifes, interiors, landscapes and portraits. -1932

Glenn Marcus Murcutt
Glenn Marcus Murcutt, Australian architect, was born in London. He is best known for his corrugated galvanized steel sheeting. He began to receive large commissions in the 1980s. -1936

Aleksandr Gerasimov
Aleksandr Gerosimov, Russian painter, died. He painted scenes of pompous official portraits of Soviet leaders, but still feeling himself a pupil of Korovin, tried to express a more lyrical and personal mood in landscapes. -1963

Diane Arbus
Diane Arbus, American photographer, died in New York. She was one of the most important photographers of the 1960's. Her photography was characterized by a psychological intensity rare in photographic portraiture. -1971

 


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