CusArtisttom Category: European

Gerd Winner (b1936)

Winner is a German artist known for his photorealist screenprints of buildings, roads and other urban scenes.  He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin and in 1970 won a scholarship from the British Arts Council to come to London.  Shortly after, his partnership with Chris Prater of Kelpra Studios began, and their… Read more »

Andre Brasilier (b1929)

Internationally renowned French painter and printmaker, born to parents who were both artists, he studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and had his first exhibition in Paris in 1959, and New York in 1962.  A friend of Marc Chagall and he knew Picasso. His style is a blend of expressionism and abstractionism, creating a… Read more »

Birgit Skiold (1923-82)

Swedish-born printmaker and modernist artist who moved to London in 1948 and studied printmaking at the Regent Street Polytechnic.  Through her innovative techniques as a printmaker, inspiring lecturer and founder of the first open access professional print workshop in England, Skiold undoubtedly was an important figure in British printmaking.  The Print Workshop as it was… Read more »

Max Bill (1908-94)

Swiss artist, designer and architect who studied at the Bauhaus under Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky.  He moved shortly thereafter to Paris, and exhibited with the group Abstraction-Creation, along with Mondrian, Brancusi and Arp.  Widely considered the single most decisive influence on Swiss graphic design and for his pivotal role in the Concrete Art movement, he… Read more »

Agathe Sorel b1935

Born in Hungary, she studied stage design, murals, frescoes and mosaic at Budapest’s Academy of Applied Art before emigrating to England in 1956 where she studied printmaking at Camberwell School of Art in London. Sorel won a Scholarship and moved to Paris for two years studying at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, the Sorbonne and… Read more »

Heidi Konig (b1964)

Konig was born in Germany but studied at Brighton and Slade Schools of Art.  She works on her prints in a very spontaneous way, using the etching plate as a drawing board, and then colouring every print by hand with many of the key details being added after they have been through the press.  She… Read more »

Padraig MacMiadhachain (b1929)

Irish born artist who has lived for the past 40 years on the Isle of Purbeck. He has had 17 solo exhibitions in London, as well as in Dublin, USA and Europe.   The Molesworth Gallery in Dublin held a retrospective of his work in 1999 and in 2000 he was one of three selected artists… Read more »

Alvar Sunol (b1935)

Spanish born artist Alvar studied at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de San Jorge in Barcelona and won a painting competition a year later which still hangs today in the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona. He had his first solo show in 1957 in Barcelona which was a resounding success and in 1959… Read more »

Juhani Linnovaara (b1934)

Born in 1934, known for his combination of realism and surrealism.  He has exhibited at the Venice Biennale.  During his long career, Linnovaara has adapted many of the movements in art to his own distinctive visual world, applying his own touch of satire and humour and giving his words a high recognisable and distinctive style.

Aldo Salvadori (1905-2002)

Salvadori was born in Milan in 1905.  He studied at the Art Institute of Florence and was a regular visitor to the Uffizi Gallery where he would spend hours gazing at the old masters.  In 1926 he went to Paris to study the impressionists, drawing inspiration from Renoir, Degas, Manet and Cezanne and their use… Read more »

Victor Vasarely (1908-1987)

Born in Hungary in 1908 an artist internationally renowned for his pioneering op-art works. After moving to Paris in 1930 Vasarely achieved success as a graphic designer and continued to develop his optical techniques. He designed murals mainly for buildings in France and designed the official spiral-shaped logo of the 20th Olympic games in Munich… Read more »

Yaacov Agam (b1929)

Yaacov Agam is an Israeli sculptor and artist best known for his op art and kinetic works. He trained in Jerusalem before moving to Switzerland to continue his studies in 1949, where he became influenced by Max Bill. Agam moved on to Paris in 1951 where he still lives today, holding his first solo exhibition… Read more »