Decorative Artists

Jacques Adnet

1900-1984
Jacques Adnet was a furniture designer known for his Art Deco Modernist designs and was an icon of French Modernism. Distinctly avant garde, Adnet and was among the continue >>

G. Argy-Rousseau

1885-1953
Born Joseph-Gabriel Rousseau, in a small village outside of Chartres to a farming family, Rousseau became interested in drawing at a very early age. He was also int continue >>

Antoine Louis Barye

1796- 1875
Antoine Louis Barye was an accomplished artist and sculptor. Barye’s work is almost exclusively studies of wild animals, but he also produced equestrian grou continue >>

Maurice Bouval

1863-1920
Maurice Bouval was born in Toulouse, France and was a student of the grand-master Alexandre Falguière who produced the Triumph of the Republic for the Arc continue >>

 

Edgar Brandt

1880-1960
Edgar Brandt was a consummate artist-blacksmith who combined traditional forging methods with emerging technologies of the machine age such as torch welding and pow continue >>

René Buthaud

1886-1987
René Buthaud was seen as the most accomplished and important French ceramist of the Art Deco period, an opinion held to this day. He designed simple stonewar continue >>

Francois-Rupert Carabin

1862-1932
Francois Rupert Carabin, perhaps the most brilliant sculptor in wood of the Art Nouveau era, was also an accomplished photographer, medal-maker, and designer of cer continue >>

Cardeilhac

Founded 1804
Maison Cardeilhac was founded by Antoine-Vital Cardeilhac in 1804. He traded at 14 and then 4 Rue du Roule, Paris and specialized in silver cutlery and table continue >>

 

Louis Chalon

1866- 1940
Born in Paris, he studied with Jules Lefevre and Boulanger, and exhibited vast classically inspired paintings in the Salons of the Societe des Artistes Francais continue >>

Alexandre-Louis-Marie Charpentier

1856-1909
Alexandre-Louis-Marie Charpentier was a pivotal figure in the movement to unite the fine and decorative arts in France at the end of the 19th century. Aversatile, l continue >>

Désiré Christian "Meisenthal"

1846-1907
Born in Lemberg on May 23, 1846, Désiré Jean Baptiste Christian studied painting and later trained as a glass decorator. He became chief designer for continue >>

Edward Colonna

1862- 1948
Edward Colonna, an Art Nouveau designer, had a rich and stimulating early career but success and publicity eluded him, and he was relegated to an obscure life. C continue >>

 

Daum

Founded 1878
The famous Daum glass factory dates back to 1878 when Jean Daum, a lawyer with no glassmaking experience, took the Sainte-Catherine glassworks in Nancy as paym continue >>

Georges De Feure

1868-1943
Georges de Feure, born Georges Joseph van Sluÿters, was the son of an affluent Dutch architect living in Paris. De Feure was a versatile artist and designer, w continue >>

Andre Delatte

1887-1953
André Delatte founded a small glassworks at Jarville, near Nancy France in 1921, where he produced large quantity of glass vessels. Delatte specialized in hi continue >>

Dominique

Founded 1922
The decorating firm of Dominique was established in l922 at 104 Faubourg Saint-Honore, Paris. Co-founded by Andre Domin, a self-taught artist, and Marcel Genevri continue >>

 

Maurice Dufrène

1876 - 1955
Born in Paris, Maurice Dufrène was preoccupied with designing things even as a child. He grew up collecting scrap pieces of wood, fabric and cardboard from continue >>

Camille Fauré

1872-1944
Camille Fauré produced designs for Limoges, long famed for its enamels Born in Perigueux in 1872, he spent a long apprenticeship before setting up his own wo continue >>

Paul Follot

1877-1941
The French crafts designer and decorator Paul Follot is an Art Deco traditionalist. His first designs were inspired by Neo-Gothic, though he gained his stride dur continue >>

Alphonse Fouquet

1828-1911
Alphonse Fouquet was a French jeweler known for his firm’s Renaissance revival and Art Nouveau work. In 1839 Alphonse Fouquet entered the jewelry industry a continue >>

 

Emile Gallé

1846-1904
French designer Emile Gallé is considered to be one of the driving forces behind the Art Nouveau movement. His naturalistic designs combined with innovativ continue >>

Hector Guimard

1867-1942
Architect. Designer. Renaissance man. Hector Guimard believed in the unique. His designs embody the essence of the French Art Nouveau movement, incorporating supe continue >>

Victor Horta

1861-1947
Victor Horta was a leading architect and designer of Art Nouveau and his style inspired many modernist artists all over Europe. He also influenced the aesthetic i continue >>

Lalique

Founded 1885
The French artist Renee Lalique helped to define the aesthetic of the Art Nouveau movement with his masterful glass pieces and jewelry. Lalique's trademark sty continue >>

 

François-Raoul Larche

1860-1912
François-Raoul Larche was a well-known Art Nouveau sculptor born in St.-Andrè-de-Cubzac. He began his studies in 1878 under François Jouffroy continue >>

Agathon Léonard

1841- 1923
Agathon Léonard was the pseudonym of Van Weydveldt, a sculptor born in Lille in 1841. As a young man he studied under De La Planche at the School of Fine Ar continue >>

Boris Lovet-Lorski

1894- 1973
Boris Lovet-Lorski, sculptor, lithographer, and painter who contributed significantly to the American Art Deco movement, was born in Lithuania in 1894. Trained a continue >>

Louis Majorelle

1859-1926
Firmly rooted in the craft of woodwork and furniture-making, Louis Majorelle’s furniture subtly recalled the splendors of furniture from the 1700's. Majorelle continue >>

 

Alphonse Mucha

1860-1939
Alphonse Mucha is for many people synonymous with Art Nouveau. Mucha's works frequently featured beautiful healthy young women in flowing vaguely Neoclassical looki continue >>

Louis Comfort Tiffany

1837 - 1933
Louis Comfort Tiffany was a Renaissance man during a period of history known as the Gilded Age. As an artist of many media and decorative arts, his lengthy care continue >>

Almeric Walter

1870- 1959
Almeric Walter was born in Sèvres in 1870 and is famous for his work in pâte-de-verre glass. His father and grandfather were painters of ceramic and A continue >>

 

Jewelry Artists

Asprey

Founded 1781
The Asprey firm was established in the late 18th century specializing in dressing cases, during the early 20th century the firm rose to fame for its jewelry an continue >>

Asscher Diamond Company

Founded 1854
The Royal Asscher Diamond Company, began over 150 years ago as the I.J. Asscher Diamond Company in 1854 at Tolstraat 27 in Amsterdam, founded by Joseph Isaac Ass continue >>

Louis Aucoc

1850- 1932
Louis Aucoc was a renowned nineteenth-century French jeweler and goldsmith who came from a family of established goldsmiths. In 1877 he bought the Parisian firm continue >>

Suzanne Belperron

1900-1983
Suzanne Belperron was an iconic Parisian jewelry designer who insisted “Mon style est ma signature.” Her jewelry embodies a sensual elegance as well a continue >>

 

Black, Starr & Frost

Founded 1810
Black, Starr & Frost is one of the oldest operating jewelry houses in America. Founded in 1810 by Erastus Barton and Frederick Marquand it was originally n continue >>

Boivin

Founded 1890
René Boivin, an expert goldsmith and engraver bought his first jewelry workshop in 1890 and established the house of Boivin. His marriage to Jeanne Poiret continue >>

Boucheron

Founded 1858
Since its very beginning, Boucheron has carved out a place for itself among the great names as a reference of French luxury in the very exclusive world of desi continue >>

Buccellati

Founded 1919
The Italian firm of Buccellati is famous for textural gold jewelry and exquisite silver objects. The main design accomplishments of the Buccellati firm span fo continue >>

 

Bulgari

Founded 1884
Bulgari has been setting the pace for Italian jewelry styles for over a century, drawing inspiration from the timeless beauty of Greek and Roman art, while lendi continue >>

C. D. Peacock

Founded 1837
The House of Peacock first opened its doors on February 9, 1837, the same year Chicago (population 4,000) was incorporated as a city. According to one historia continue >>

Cartier

Founded 1847
The name Cartier is synonymous with beautiful objects of quality and style. Although Cartier is perhaps better known for fine jewelry, their signed wristwatches continue >>

Castellani

Founded 1815
One of the distinguishing characteristics of the 19th century was a reverence for the past. This was the age of the Grand Tour, when the popular imagination wa continue >>

 

Donald Claflin

1935-1979
Donald Claflin was born in Massachusetts and trained at the Parsons School of Design in New York. He began work as an illustrator and textile designer and moved int continue >>

Chaumet

Founded 1780
The founder of Chaumet, Marie-Etienne Nitot had worked with the jeweler to Queen Marie-Antoinette before opening his own shop in 1780. He quickly gained an arist continue >>

Henry Dunay

Founded 1965
Henry Dunay began his meteoric rise to the top of jewelry fame as a message boy for an elderly master goldsmith in New York. After apprenticing through his adole continue >>

Dreicer & Co.

1904-1923
The firm of Dreicer & Co. was one of the top luxury jewelry retailers in America during the first quarter of the 20th century. The firm is believed to have orig continue >>

 

Lucien Gautrait

1865-1937
The nature and artistic circumstances of Lucien Gautrait are mysterious. Little is known about Gautrait, and even records of his name are unreliable, ranging from continue >>

Oscar Heyman & Bros.

Founded 1912
The famous American firm of Oscar Heyman & Bros. can trace its origins back to the Fabrege workshop in Russia, where the brothers gained invaluable experienc continue >>

Maison Lacloche Frères

Founded 1901
Maison Lacloche Frères was a retail business which selected its works from the top talented designers and workshops of Paris that the public was unaware o continue >>

Marchak

Founded 1878
In his time, Joseph Marchak was considered by the people to be in the same league as the famous Russian goldsmiths Sazikov and Khlebnikov. One could come acros continue >>

 

Marcus & Co.

Founded 1892
Herman Marcus immigrated to New York City from Germany in 1850 and found employment with Tiffany & Co. Years later after partnering and establishing multip continue >>

Paloma Picasso

1949- Present Paloma Picasso is the youngest daughter of 20th-century artist, Pablo Picasso and painter/writer Françoise Gilot. Her own artistic career began in 1968 when continue >>

Plisson et Hartz

Founded 1872
The French jewelry firm of Plisson et Hartz excelled at making jewelry in the Art Nouveau style, as well as gold chimerical and animal designs. Begun in 1872 by continue >>

Jean Schlumberger

1907-1987
One of the twentieth century's most gifted artists, Jean Schlumberger created fantastic designs that transformed nature's wonders into objects of mesmerizing beau continue >>

 

Sterlé

Founded 1945
Sterlé was a major award winning designer notable for his innovative approach to jewelry design using baguette-cut diamonds and colored gemstones in sweep continue >>

Tiffany & Co.

Founded 1837
Tiffany & Co. is one jewelry firm that really needs no introduction. Tiffany’s flagship store is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street continue >>

Van Cleef & Arpels

Founded 1906
The Van Cleef & Arpels brand instantly conjures up the concept of diamonds, rare rubies, sapphires and emeralds. The high-jewelry house consistently strives continue >>

Verdura

Founded 1939
Off-beat and irreverent designs were Verdura's hallmark and enduring legacy. Verdura was an exceptional visual artist, and his drawings were remarkably accurate continue >>

 

David Webb

Founded 1945
In the late 1940's on Manhattan’s Madison Avenue, the doors opened to the flagship store of one of America’s greatest jewelry manufacturers: David continue >>

Harry Winston

Founded 1932
The name of "Harry Winston" is known as one of the world's most prestigious jewelry companies. It is a name linked to most beautiful jewels, settings, continue >>

Raymond Yard

Founded 1922
Using only the highest quality gemstones and the most exquisite platinum mountings, Raymond Yard designed jewelry that not only took on an identifiable style of continue >>

 
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