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A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

Ian Chilvers and John Glaves-Smith.

January 2009; published online January 2009.

Book. Subjects: history of art. 2991 pages.583407 words.

This unique and authoritative reference work contains around 2,000 clear and concise entries on all aspects of modern and contemporary art. Its impressive range of terms includes movements,...

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Overview page. Subjects: art.

1804–66), Parisian illustrator and watercolourist.

Trained as an architect, he was a popular and prolific illustrator whose engravings appeared in La Mode and Le Charivari. He was...

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Robert Geddes

Overview page. Subjects: art.

(b Philadelphia, PA, 7 Dec 1932),

architect. Geddes studied at Yale University, New Haven, CT, and received his architectural training at the Graduate School of Design (1946–50),...

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Yun Gee

Overview page. Subjects: art.

(b Gee Village [now Chu Village], Guangdong Province, China, 22 Feb 1906; d New York City, NY, 5 June 1963),

painter, poet, essayist and inventor. Born in Gee Village, Yanglu ...


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Geertgen tot Sint Jans

Overview page. Subjects: 15th - 16th century art.

(b ?Leiden, ?c.1460; d ?Haarlem, ?c.1490).

Netherlandish painter, active in Haarlem, where he was the outstanding artist of his day. Almost nothing is known of his career, but van...

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Gustave Geffroy

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(1855–1926). French journalist, novelist, and art critic, director of the Gobelins tapestry works from 1908. A disciple of Zola's naturalism, in his regular column for Georges Clémenceau's...

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Frank Gehry

Overview page. Subjects: architecture — art.

 (1929– ) Canadian-born US architect.

His emergence as a ‘starchitect’ following the extensive media coverage and popular appeal of the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (1991–7), lies...

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Aert de Gelder

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(b Dordrecht, 26 Oct. 1645; d Dordrecht, 27 Aug. 1727).

Dutch painter, active mainly in Dordrecht. After studying there with Hoogstraten, he became one of Rembrandt's last pupils...

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Henry Geldzahler

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American administrator and writer, born in Antwerp, the son of a diamond broker. His mother held American citizenship and the family settled in New York in 1940 after...

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German word meaning ‘picture gallery’; it is the name in particular of two of the world’s greatest collections of Old Masters, in Berlin and Dresden.

The Dresden Gemäldegalerie had...

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