Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Otte Skold

[Sweden] (b 1894/d 1958)


"From 1912 to 1914 , Otte Skold was a student at the Althins Painting School, at the Wilhelmson Painting School and at the Stockholm Technical School . (..) He performed artistic activities in Copenhagen and Paris . Skold also served as a teacher at the Académie Montparnasse and at the Maison Watteau in Paris in the period 1925-1926. He was a Art Educator for much of his life. (..) In Paris in the 1920s he co-operated with Nordic colleagues at the Académie Scandinave and when he returned to Sweden in 1929 he started the Åke Pernby and Otte Sköld painter's school.. (..) he was professor of figurative painting from 1932/38 and Painting from 1938/1942.. (..) Sköld became the superintendent and head of the National Museum in 1950. He was given the clear mission of creating a special museum for contemporary art. Eight years later, in May 1958, the Modern Museum was opened .. "

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Sweden 1946 "Centenary of the Swedish Agricultural Show" (3,1) [Engr (Sven Ewert)][Recess] Sc(374,...,376)




Monday, December 4, 2017

Myrto Debard

[France] (b 1900/d 1983)

"Danse Nocturne"


"Myrto Debard was a French Painter mostly known for her paintings representing the Tuareg's..born in a small village in the French Alpes , she develops from a young age , a pronounced taste for the Arts... (..) in 1913 her family arrived at Algiers, where she started her studies at the Fine Arts School...already in Paris, after wining a Scholarship , she continued to study , and worked at the Lucien Simon atelier.for five years (..) After her marriage , she arrived to Lesotho where she continued her Artistic career.. eager to voyage , she soon traveled to Guinea, to Ivory Coast, Mali and finally she arrived to Mauritania where she found out the Tuareg's that will leave a profound mark in her Art work...she then traveled to Senegal and established herself in a small island near Dakar, where she opened her Atelier...there she would accomplished her greatest works. (..) from 1937 to 1983 she exhibited in numerous expositions in Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Bamako, Abidjan and also Dakar....(..)"

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French West Africa 1951/1958 "Various Designs" (5,5,1) [Engr (Jean Pheulpin)][Recess] Sc(60)






Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Hubert Berke

[Germany] (b 1908/d 1979)


"In 1931-32 Hubert Berke studied at first philosophy, theology and history of arts at the universities of Münster and Königsberg. In 1932 he began his studies of painting under Fritz Burmann at the academy of art in Königsberg, followed by a switch to the academy of arts in Düsseldorf in 1932-33 where he became Paul Klee's pupil. (..) The same year Hubert Berke returned to Buer and began to work independently. (..) Berke was able to "hide" his thoughts about the time in freely illustrating imaginative plates. In spite of National Socialism his tendency towards Surrealism, abstract and tachistic painting became apparent, which became manifest in the 1940s. (..)  the artist received important awards and honours like the Cornelius-prize of the city of Düsseldorf in 1948, the "Großer Preis" of the city of Cologne in 1961 and the Ernst-Osthaus-prize of the city of Hagen as well as the Conrad-von-Soest-prize (Westphälischer Kunstpreis) of the city of Münster in 1962."

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Germany 1955 "Humanitarian Relief Fund" (4,4,4) [Recess] Sc(B344,...,B347) [ images credit of Wikimedia Commons ]




Friday, October 27, 2017

Robert Mahias

[Belgium][France] (b 1890/d 1962)


"Robert Mahias was a painter , watercolourist , decorator and illustrator born in Brussels from French parents... (..) Student of Fernand Cormon at the Paris School of Fine Arts  and at the School of Decorative Arts, he was a member of the jury of the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts which takes place in 1925 (..) after having exhibited at the Salon des Tuileries , at the Salon d'Automne and at the Salon of the National Society of Fine Arts... (..) He moved to Canada to teach decorative composition at the Montreal School of Fine Arts . At the same time, he made church windows, mosaics and decorative works.(...) In 1924 and 1925, he exhibited at the Salon of the Art Association of Montreal, which became the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts . An exhibition was entirely devoted to him in December 1926 at the Montreal Scott Gallery (oils, watercolors and gouaches). (...) Back in France, he became a professor at the School of Applied Arts in Paris . He was also a member of the "Cornet libertine community"..(..)"

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Réunion 1947 "Various Designs" (22,9,6) [Photo (Vaugirard,Paris)] Sc(249,...,267)