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cock-fighting

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History.

A ferocious blood‐sport, probably introduced by the Romans, in which intensively trained gamecocks with metal or bone spurs were set to fight, usually to the death, on a stage in a circular...

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Affrandi (c.1907)

Edited by Pamela Kember.

in Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 59 words.

In his early works Affrandi depicted Indonesian landscapes; later he turned to scenes from daily life including markets, fighting cocks

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BOURDAIS, Edmée - Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

January 2006; p ublished online November 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Biographical Studies. 28 words.

French, 20th century, male.

Painter.

Edmée Bourdais exhibited at the Salon des Tuileries in 1938, showing: Portrait; The Celebration; Cock Fight and two landscapes.

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MEVEN, Van - Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

January 2006; p ublished online November 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Biographical Studies. 35 words.

Dutch, 17th century, male.

Painter.

Van Meven is listed in the catalogue of Metz Museum, 1876, as the probable painter of a Cock Fight, whose style recalls that of...

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Mariano (1912 - 1990), painter

Ricardo Pau-Llosa.

in Grove Art Online

August 1996; p ublished online January 1998 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 184 words.

Cuban painter. He studied briefly in 1936 in Mexico under Manuel Rodríguez Lozano and took part in the ‘Modern Cuban painters’ exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1944. He...

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PRADO, Ann - Painter, watercolourist, draughtswoman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

January 2006; p ublished online November 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Biographical Studies. 67 words.

French, 20th century, female.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtswoman. Scenes with figures, animals.

Ann Prado is noted for her skill in drawing figures and animals in...

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BEST, John - Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

January 2006; p ublished online November 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Biographical Studies. 181 words.

British, 18th century, male.

Active in London from 1750 to 1792.

Painter. Portraits, landscapes with figures, animals.

John Best is mainly known for his studies...

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MARIANO (1912 - 1989), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

January 2006; p ublished online November 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Biographical Studies. 102 words.

Cuban, 20th century, male.

Born 1912, in Havana; died 1989.

Painter.

Mariano was a self-taught artist. During a trip to Mexico in 1936 he worked with Rodriguez...

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AFFRANDI (1907 - 1990), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

January 2006; p ublished online November 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Biographical Studies. 57 words.

Indonesian, 20th century, male.

Born c. 1907; died 23 May 1990, in Java.

Painter. Landscapes, local scenes.

In his early works Affrandi depicted Indonesian...

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Édouard Pignon

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(1905–93)

French painter, graphic artist, ceramicist, and designer, born at Bully-les-Mines, Pas-de-Calais. A miner's son, he worked in the mines himself until 1927, when he moved...

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