Christophe Charbonnel, 1967 | Figurative sculptor

Christophe Charbonnel was born in Nantes. He has been working with sculpture for 17 years. In 2002, he decides to make a living from sculpture and quits his cartoonist job at the Walt Disney studios in Montreuil, to move with his family in the Yvelines. he dedicates himself full time to his practice. Quickly, he becomes aware that he belongs to a lineage of sculptors whose technique, learned in 1995 at the Duperré school in Philippe Seené's studio, consists of working with profiles.
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Edmund Blair Leighton | Victorian-Era painter

Although his name is not commonly known, Edmund Blair Leighton's most famous works are among the most widely recognized paintings of the period. His works of Godspeed (1900) and the Accolade (1901), can be seen in almost every poster shop around the world and are used as the epitome of medieval iconography. If one looks at the visual elements in Godspeed for example, it becomes evident that very few paintings encapsulate with such a strong a sense, the sensibilities of this genre. The beautiful maiden on the steps of a stone castle, the knight in shining armor, the white steed, and the sense of immediate peril which threatens the subjects contentment almost define our modern day conception of Medieval legend and romantic sentiment.
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George Lawrence Bulleid | Watercolour Victorian-Era painter

British painter George Lawrence Bulleid (1858-1933) was born in Glastonbury, Somerset in 1858, the son of a local solicitor and Councillor. Bulleid joined the family firm but in 1881 but soon left to study at the Marylebone and West London School of Art under the instruction of the Principal, George Simpson. As with so many Victorian artists of the time, he had a strong affection for classicism and antiquity,his early work would typically be of dark and sombre canvases with groups of figures arranged within an archetectural structure, or contemplative individuals at moments of decision or classical melancholy.
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Antoni Gaudí | Symbolism/Art Nouveau Architect

Antoni Gaudí, Catalan in full Antoni Gaudí i Cornet, Spanish Antonio Gaudí y Cornet (born June 25, 1852, Reus, Spain-died June 10, 1926, Barcelona), Catalan architect, whose distinctive style is characterized by freedom of form, voluptuous colour and texture, and organic unity. Gaudí worked almost entirely in or near Barcelona. Much of his career was occupied with the construction of the Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family (Sagrada Família), which was unfinished at his death in 1926.
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Birge Harrison | Tonalist painter

Lovell Birge Harrison (October 28, 1854, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 1929) was an American genre and landscape painter, teacher and writer. He was a prominent practitioner and advocate of Tonalism.
Born in Philadelphia, Birge Harrison was the brother of artist T. Alexander Harrison. He studied first at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1874, and later credited Thomas Eakins as a positive influence on his own teaching style. He then went to Paris on the advice of John Singer Sargent to study with Carolus-Duran and at the École des Beaux-Arts under Cabanel. In 1881 Harrison exhibited at the Paris Salon, and in 1882 his Salon entry, Novembre, became one of the first paintings by an American artist to be purchased by the French government.
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