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, an English Rowland Lockey painter and miniaturist, made copies of the work of other artists, including Hans Holbein the Younger (detail of one such copy pictured)?
was a Raymond Monvoisin French painter and Legion of Honor recipient invited by the Chilean government to establish an Academy of Painting in Santiago, and who also dabbled in mining and ranching?
was recognised as the leading Peter Prendergast landscape painter in Wales after the death of Sir Kyffin Williams in September 2006?
was a Simeon Solomon British painter who regularly had works displayed at the Royal Academy in the 1860s?
according to his
Memoir, 18th-century painter Julius Caesar Ibbetson (work pictured) was named after the caesarean section which delivered him after his mother fell on the ice?
portrait by Banquet of the Amsterdam Civic Guard in Celebration of the Peace of Münster Dutch painter ( Bartholomeus van der Helst 1613– 1670) was considered by Sir Joshua Reynolds to be the finest he had seen?
" was the usual name for the Guild of Saint Luke painters' guild in cities of the Low Countries?
in addition to being a
painter, was active as an Wolf Huber architect, but that no buildings designed by him have survived?
, a Moritz Daniel Oppenheim German Jewish painter, is considered "the first Jewish painter" because his work was informed by his cultural and religious roots at a time when many of his contemporaries chose to convert?
, said to be Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini Christopher Wren's favourite decorative painter, nevertheless did not secure the commission to paint the dome of Wren's St Paul's Cathedral, finished in 1708?
Dutch baroque painter spent most of his career in Jan Wyck England, where he influenced the development of British military art?
Charles Willson Peale's 1822 self-portrait The Artist in His Museum (pictured) summarizes his career as a painter, taxidermist, and naturalist?
Australian painter initially wanted to become an Jeffrey Smart architect instead of an artist?
French-born artist is famous in Jan Piotr Norblin Poland for illustrating many important historical moments of the last years of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and is considered one of the most important painters of the Polish Enlightenment?
Dutch mannerist painter began to paint with his toes towards the end of a successful career as a Cornelis Ketel portraitist, (example, right) in Elizabethan London and Amsterdam?
of Duff Goldman hired some Ace of Cakes painters and sculptors as assistants even though they didn't have experience as pastry chefs?
Venezuelan painter produced a painting of Cristóbal Rojas purgatory (pictured) shortly before his death in the knowledge he was going to die from tuberculosis?
portrait painter was the first Tilly Kettle British painter to work in India?
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