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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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Lindegren, Yrjö

Petri Blomstedt.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; 20th-Century Art. 255 words.

(Lorenzo)

(b Tampere, Aug 13, 1900; d Helsinki, Nov 13, 1952).

Finnish architect. He was an important exponent of functionalism in Finland. In 1937 he won the Grand...

Hajós [Guttmann], Alfréd

Ferenc Vadas.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; 20th-Century Art. 342 words.

(b Budapest, Feb 1, 1878; d Budapest, Nov 12, 1955).

Hungarian architect. He graduated from the Hungarian Palatine Joseph Technical University, Budapest, in 1899. He then...

Selmi, Hédi

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Art of the Middle East and North Africa; African Art (Sub-Saharan); 20th-Century Art. 56 words.

Tunisian, 20th century, male.

Sculptor.

Hédi Selmi is considered to be the pioneer of modern sculpture in Tunisia. His sculptures decorate the spaces of many Tunisian...

Droit, Jean

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Book Arts and Illustration; Graphic Design and Typography; 20th-Century Art. 106 words.

French, 20th century, male.

Born 1884, in Lunéville; died 1961.

Painter, illustrator, poster artist, designer.

Jean Droit worked on L'Illustration and Annales. He...

Stauch, Hellmut

W. H. Peters.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; African Art (Sub-Saharan); 20th-Century Art. 353 words.

(Wilhelm Ernst)

(b Eisenach, March 10, 1910; d Lourenço Marques [now Maputo], July 19, 1970).

South African architect and boat designer of German birth. He trained...

Winans, Walter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Sculpture and Carving; 20th-Century Art; 19th-Century Art; Art of the United States. 236 words.

American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Great Britain and in the USA.

Born 1852, in St Petersburg, to an American father; died 12 August 1920, in London.

P...

Mckenzie, Robert Tait

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metalwork; Sculpture and Carving; 20th-Century Art; 19th-Century Art. 770 words.

Canadian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 26 May 1867, in Almont (Ontario); died 28 April 1938, in Philadelphia.

Sculptor. Figures, sporting subjects. Medals, monuments.

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Fonseca, Gonzalo

Angel Kalenberg.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Sculpture and Carving; Latin American and Caribbean Art; 20th-Century Art. 223 words.

(b Montevideo, July 2, 1922; d Seravezza, Italy, June 10, 1997).

Uruguayan painter and sculptor. He studied from 1942 under Joaquín Torres García and was one of the...

Bischof, Werner

Reinhold Misselbeck.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Graphic Design and Typography; Photography and Photographs; 20th-Century Art. 353 words.

(b Zurich, April 26, 1916; d Andes Mountains, Peru, May 16, 1954).

Swiss photographer. He studied photography from 1932 to 1936 with Hans Finsler at the Kunstgewerbeschule in...

Charney, Melvin

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Architecture; Installation Art, Mixed-Media, Assemblage, and Collage; Sculpture and Carving; 20th-Century Art. 425 words.

Canadian, 20th century, male.

Born 1935; died 17 September 2012.

Sculptor, draughtsman, painter, installation artist, architect.

In 1976 Charney attracted...

Carrillo, Lilia

Leonor Morales.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Performance Art and Dance; Scenography; Latin American and Caribbean Art; 20th-Century Art. 222 words.

(b Mexico City, Nov 2, 1930; d Mexico City, June 6, 1974).

Mexican painter and stage designer. She studied at the Escuela de Pintura y Escultura la Esmeralda in Mexico City...