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In the USA, the form required by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the filing of annual results by non-US companies.

F.X. Harsono

F.X. Harsono (1949)   Reference library

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....X. Harsono Indonesian , 20th — 21st century, male. Active in Jakarta, Indonesia. Born 1949 , in Blitar, Indonesia. Installation artist , photographer , film-maker . Mixed media, multimedia, video. F.X. Harsono studied painting at the Sekolah Tinggi Seni Rupa Indonesia, Yogyakarta ( 1969–1974 ). In 1974 , he was expelled from the school for his participation in the Desember Hitam (Black December), a student-led movement in protest of the state-sanctioned modernism that dominated the art academies of Indonesia. Along with like-minded artists, Harsono ...

Hu Peiheng

Hu Peiheng (1891)   Reference library

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...Hu Peiheng Chinese , 20th century, male. Born 1891 ; died 1962 . Painter . Landscapes. Hu Peiheng painted in traditional guohua style with ink and coloured pigments on paper, sometimes in the form of kakemono (hanging scrolls). Auction Records Hong Kong, 15 Nov 1990 : Landscape ( 1951 , ink and pigments on paper, kakemono, 33½ × 12 ins/84.8 × 30.5 cm) HKD 17,600 New York, 26 Nov 1990 : Landscape (ink and pigments on paper, kakemono, 50 × 10¼ ins/127 × 26 cm) USD 1,100 Hong Kong, 30 April 1992 : Landscape ( 1962 , ink and pigments on paper) HKD...

Berk, Nurullah

Berk, Nurullah (22 March 1906)   Reference library

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...Nurullah Turkish , 20th century, male. Born 22 March 1906 , in Istanbul; died 9 January 1982 . Painter . Landscapes, seascapes. Nurullah Berk graduated from Istanbul school of fine arts in 1924 and continued his studies in Paris at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. Together with his fellow countrymen, Cemal Tollu and Zeki Izer, he received help and advice from the likes of A. Lhote, F. Léger, Gromaire, Despiau and Gimond. In 1933 he was involved in Group D , which introduced new forms of plastic art into Turkey. Through Cubism, he provided...

Nagasawa, Setsuko

Nagasawa, Setsuko (1941)   Reference library

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...Setsuko Japanese , 20th century, female. Active in Switzerland and France. Born 1941 , in Kyoto. Sculptor , ceramicist . After studying at the fine arts university in Kyoto, Nagasawa Setsuko finished her training in Switzerland and then settled in France. Since then, she has divided her time between working in her studio in Paris and teaching at the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués in Geneva. Her sculpture makes use of traditional Japanese ceramic techniques (such as smoke-f ring, which gives surfaces a shiny, metallic look) and has an almost...

Sugimoto, Hiroshi

Sugimoto, Hiroshi (1948)   Reference library

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...Hiroshi Japanese , 20th – 21st century, male. Active in New York and Tokyo. Born 1948 , in Tokyo. Photographer . After graduating from St Paul's University in Tokyo in 1970 and earning a B.F.A. at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles in 1974 , Hiroshi Sugimoto moved to New York. Known for his richly toned gelatin silver prints, long exposure technique, and photographic explorations of time and memory, Sugimoto has created a body of work of vast range. His Seascapes series captures horizon views of the abstracted intersections of...

Ho Siu Kee

Ho Siu Kee (1964)   Reference library

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...Ho Siu Kee Chinese , 20th – 21st century, male. Born 1964 , in Hong Kong. Performance artist . Mixed media, multimedia. Ho Siu Kee received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong ( 1989 ), an M.F.A. in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan ( 1995 ), and a Ph.D. in Fine Art from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia ( 2003 ). At the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Ho worked closely with Cheung Yee (born 1936 ), a sculptor well known for his cast paper murals and geometric forms reminiscent of...

Jiang Feng

Jiang Feng (1910)   Reference library

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...Feng or Chiang Feng or Kiang Feng Chinese , 20th century, male. Born 1910 , in Jiangsu; died 1982 . Painter , engraver . Jiang Feng was one of the young artists of the Realist School of the 1930s, whose art was closely associated with the Chinese Communist movement. Political commitment is especially perceptible in their wood engravings, stamped with a profound awareness of the poor conditions of the Chinese masses at the time. Although these works take their inspiration from Soviet Realism, they demonstrate more freedom, invention and vitality...

Huang Yongyu

Huang Yongyu (1924)   Reference library

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...Huang Yongyu or Huang Yong-yu , Huang Yung-yu Chinese , 20th century, male. Born 1924 , in Fenghuang (Hunan). Engraver , cartoonist , painter . After the end of World War II, disillusionment affected a number of the most independent Chinese artists, namely those who were opposed to any form of art in the service of propaganda. Particularly affected were a number of cartoonists, whose chosen field would seem particularly suited to that form of art. In the 1950s and 1960s, Huang Yongyu refused to join the Party and attracted criticism for his apparent...

Huang Binhong

Huang Binhong (1865)   Reference library

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...musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, 1982. Shen, Fu : ‘Huang Binhong's Shanghai Period Landscape Paintings and His Late Floral Works’ in Orientations , vol 18, no. 9, September 1987. Kuo, Jason C. : ‘The Art of Huang Binhong’ in Orientations , vol 20, no. 12, December 1989. Andrews, Julia F. : Painters and Politics in the People's Republic of China: 1949–1979 , University of California Press, Berkeley, 1994. Clunas, Craig : Art in China , Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York, 1997. Yang Xin and others: Three Thous and Years of Chinese...

Matsutani, Takesada

Matsutani, Takesada (1937)   Reference library

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...various periods he developed his own personal artistic language, which was a compromise between Pop Art and Op Art, taking him to a form of Geometric Abstraction composed of symbolic signs. This art, one of inner space and purity, is often shared by artists of his own and the following generation, such as Kozo, Ado, Satoru, or Mitsuko Mori, albeit with slight individual variations. This form of communication by means of pure form has its roots in Far Eastern tradition, however Matsutani has not remained rigidly anchored to this formula. Some aspects of his...

Bell, Vanessa

Bell, Vanessa (13 May 1879)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

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...a retrospective exhibition, 18 April-24 May 1980 , Davis and Long, New York, 1980. Vanessa Bell, 1879-1961: An exhibition of her paintings, drawings, designs, prints and book jackets, 20 September-28 October, 1984 , Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie (NY), c. 1984. Spalding, Frances : Vanessa Bell , Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, London, 1985. Gillespie, Diane F. : The sisters’ arts: the writing and painting of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell , Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, 1988. Shone, Richard : Bloomsbury Portraits: Vanessa Bell, Duncan...

Rana, Rashid

Rana, Rashid (1968)   Reference library

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...Rashid Pakistani , 20th – 21st century, male. Born 1968 , in Lahore, Pakistan. Photographer . Multimedia. Rashid Rana graduated in 1992 from the National College of Arts, Lahore, before moving to the United States, where he studied for his M.F.A. at the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. His multimedia approach to art combines various modes of expression: he uses found materials and photographs to create iconographic, large-scale photomontages from thousands of smaller photographs, sometimes in the form of three-dimensional installations. The...

Wickenden, Robert

Wickenden, Robert (8 July 1861)   Reference library

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...Robert or Wyckenden British , 19th – 20th century, male. Born 8 July 1861 , in Rochester; Died 1931 , in Canada. Painter , watercolourist , lithographer , art writer , poet . Portraits, genre scenes, Landscapes. Robert Wickenden began his artistic studies in Rochester and visited the USA in his youth, studying in New York under Caroll Beckwith and William Merritt Chase. Early in 1883 , he went to Paris, where he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in the studios of Ernest Hébert and Luc Olivier Merson. Wickenden is also the authorised...

Palmer, Samuel

Palmer, Samuel (27 January 1805)   Reference library

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...GBP 10,000 London, 5 Nov 1985 : The Weary Ploughman ( 1858 , etching, 7¾ × 10½ ins/19.5 × 26.5 cm) GBP 3,500 London, 20 Nov 1986 : The Brothers in Comus Lingering under the Vine (watercolour and gouache/pencil outlines/mounted paper/panel, 20¾ × 29½ ins/53 × 75 cm) GBP 58,000 London, 19 Nov 1987 : The Brothers, Guided by the Attendant Spirit, Discover the Palace and Bowers of Comus (watercolour and gouache/mounted paper/panel, 20¾ × 29½ ins/53 × 75 cm) GBP 50,000 London, 9 April 1992 : A Poet (watercolour and gouache, 7¾ × 16½ ins/19.5 × 42 cm) GBP...

Wu Guanzhong

Wu Guanzhong (1919)   Reference library

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...Taipei, 20 Oct 1996 : View of Jiangnam ( 1974 , oil on panel, 18 × 23½ ins/46 × 60 cm) TWD 1,260,000 Taipei, 13 April 1997 : A Naxi's Yard in Lijiang; Boats in a Port ( 1978 and 1980 , ink/paper, a pair, 8 × 12 ins/20.5 × 30.5 cm and 9 × 12½ ins/23 × 32 cm) TWD 322,000; Old Tree by the River ( 1977 , oil on canvas, 24 × 16½ ins/61 × 42 cm) TWD 2,030,000; Landscape of Liujia Ping ( c.1977 , oil on canvas, 24 × 16½ ins/61 × 42 cm) TWD 1,480,000; Qingcheng Shan; Family Home in Yunnan ( 1978 , ink/paper, a pair, 12 × 8 ins/30.5 × 20.5 cm and 12¼ ×...

Kusama, Yayoi

Kusama, Yayoi (1960–1975)   Reference library

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... ( 1980 , stuffed cotton work gloves, wood and paint, 34 × 26 × 30 ins/86 × 67 × 76 cm) GBP 14,000 London, 8 Feb 2001 : NO.3.F ( 1960 , oil on canvas, 28 × 24 ins/72 × 61 cm) GBP 34,000 New York, 16 May 2001 : Untitled-Child Mannequin ( 1966 , painted mannequin with wooden stool, 41 × 20 × 15 ins/105 × 51 × 38 cm) USD 25,000 London, 22 Oct 2002 : Infinity Nets ( 1998 , acrylic on canvas, 36 × 46 ins/91 × 116 cm) GBP 20,000 New York, 13 Nov 2002 : No.G ( 1959 , oil on canvas, 40 × 51 ins/101 × 129 cm) USD 195,000 New York, 12 Nov 2003 : Sea of...

Gu, Wenda

Gu, Wenda (1955)   Reference library

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...Wenda Chinese , 20th – 21st century, male. Active in the United States and China. Born 1955 , in Shanghai. Performance artist , installation artist . Mixed media. Wenda studied at the Shanghai School of Arts and Crafts, from which he graduated in 1976, and subsequently studied for his M.F.A. at the China Academy of Art under the renowned painter Lu Yanshao. After graduating in 1981 , he went on to teach at the same academy for six years; then his controversial art, which combined nonsense calligraphy and multimedia installations, came under suspicion by...

Gorky, Arshile

Gorky, Arshile (1904)   Reference library

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...40 × 52 ins/102 × 132 cm) USD 2,000,000 New York, 20 Feb 2001 : Untitled ( 1931 , ink, 17 × 11 ins/43 × 28 cm) USD 17,000 New Orleans, 13 April 2002 : Untitled, Study ( 1932 , pen and ink, 8 × 12 ins/20 × 30 cm) USD 7,000 New York, 12 Nov 2002 : Untitled ( 1943 , pastel, pen and ink, 17 × 23 ins/43 × 58 cm) USD 625,000 Paris, 14 April 2003 : Study for the Canberra Painting (oil on canvas, 14 × 20 ins/35 × 52 cm) EUR 800,000 New York, 14 May 2003 : Untitled ( 1944 , graphite and crayon, 20 × 26 ins/51 × 67 cm) USD 120,000 New York, 12 May...

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (10 July 1834)   Reference library

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...of Miss Amy Brandon Thomas ( c.1890 , oil on canvas, 20 × 12 ins/50.5 × 30.5 cm) USD 27,000 New York, 3 June 1983 : View of Venice ( c.1880 , pastel/grey paper, 6¼ × 11 ins/15.6 × 27 cm) USD 40,000 New York, 3 May 1984 : Nocturne ( 1879 , brown etching, 8 × 11¾ ins/20.1 × 29.8 cm) USD 12,000 New York, 21 Sept 1984 : Woman at the Fountain, Heidelberg (pencil, 5½ × 7¾ ins/14.1 × 19.8 cm) USD 3,200 New York, 8 May 1985 : Rotherhithe ( 1860 , etching and dry-point, 10¾ × 8 ins/27.6 × 20.3 cm) USD 5,500 New York, 6 Dec 1985 : Green and Gold: The...

Frink, Elisabeth

Frink, Elisabeth (1967-1973)   Reference library

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...for her preference and inclination to express emotion and spirit though her forms at the cost of anatomical accuracy. She has had a number of public commissions: the first major one was from Harlow New Town for her Boar ( 1957 ), followed in 1958 by Birdman for London County Council. In 1959 she joined Waddington Galleries, remaining with them for the next 27 years. Other well-known commissions include: Eagle , a lectern for Coventry Cathedral ( 1962 ); Eagle as the J.F. Kennedy Memorial in Dallas, Texas ( 1964 ); and Walking Madonna ( 1981 ) for...

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