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Henri Matisse

(1869—1954) French painter and sculptor

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académie

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A French term for a private art school, several of which flourished in Paris in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The term atelier libre has also been used to refer to such...

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Aimé Maeght

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(1906–81) and

(1905–77)

French dealers, collectors, patrons, and publishers, husband and wife. They married in 1928 and in 1937 opened the Galerie Arte in Cannes. At the...

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Albert Marquet

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(b Bordeaux, 26 Mar. 1875; d Paris, 14 June 1947).

French painter and draughtsman. He was one of the Fauves, and for a time his boldness of colour almost matched that of Matisse...

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Albert Skira

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(1904–73)

Swiss publisher, born in Geneva. After working in a bank and as an entertainments organizer in luxury hotels, he set up business as a bookseller and in 1931 began his...

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Alberto Giacometti

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(1901–1966)

Swiss sculptor, painter, and draughtsman, who is best known for the thin elongated figures that he produced after World War II.

Son of the postimpressionist...

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Alexei von Jawlensky

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(b Torzhok, 13 [25] Mar. 1864; d Wiesbaden, 15 Mar. 1941).

Russian Expressionist painter, active mainly in Germany. Originally he was an army officer, but in 1906 he resigned his...

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Alfred H. Barr, Jr.

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(b Detroit, 28 Jan. 1902; d Salisbury, Conn., 15 Aug. 1981).

American art historian and museum administrator who played an enormously influential role in establishing an...

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Alfred Stieglitz

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(1864–1946)

US photographer who established photography as a fine art in the USA and, through his galleries and publications, introduced Americans to modern art.

Stieglitz...

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Ambroise Vollard

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(b Saint-Denis, Réunion, Indian Ocean, 3 July 1866; d Paris, 22 July 1939).

French dealer, connoisseur, publisher, and writer, one of the most important champions of avant-garde...

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André Beaudin

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French painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and designer. He was born at Mennecy, Seine-et-Oise, and studied at the École des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1911–14. The most important event in his...

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