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    Nicholas Jenson, Pioneer Printer   Nicholas Jenson, Pioneer Printer
Nicholas Jenson was a French engraver, pioneer printer and type designer who carried out most of his work in Venice. Jenson acted as Master of the French Royal Mint at Tours, and is accredited with being the creator of the first model roman type. Nic...
 
    Bernard van Orley, Flemish Painter   Bernard van Orley, Flemish Painter
Bernard van Orley, also called Barend or Barent van Orley, Bernaert van Orley or Barend van Brussel, was a Flemish Northern Renaissance painter and draughtsman, and also a leading designer of Brussels tapestry and stained glass. He is counted among a...
 
    Christophe Plantin, Printer   Christophe Plantin, Printer
Christophe Plantin was an influential Renaissance humanist and book printer and publisher. Besides the polyglot Bible, Plantin published many other works of note, such as editions of St. Augustine and St. Jerome, the botanical works of Dodonaeus, Clu...
 
    History of Furniture Timeline   History of Furniture Timeline
All styles and periods on one chard...
 
    William Morris, Arts and Crafts Movement   William Morris, Arts and Crafts Movement
William Morris was an English artist, writer, textile designer and socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and English Arts and Crafts Movement. He founded a design firm in partnership with the artist Edward Burne-Jones, and the poet...
 
    Hans Makart, Austrian Painter   Hans Makart, Austrian Painter
Hans Makart was a 19th century Austrian academic history painter, designer, and decorator; most well known for his influence on Gustav Klimt and other Austrian artists, but in his own era considered an important artist himself and was a celebrity fig...
 
    Coco Chanel, French Fashion Designer   Coco Chanel, French Fashion Designer
Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel was a pioneering French fashion designer whose modernist philosophy, menswear-inspired fashions, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her an important figure in 20th-century fashion. Her influence on haute couture...
 
    Mies van der Rohe, Architect   Mies van der Rohe, Architect
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a German-born architect and educator who helped define modernist architecture. Mies is widely acknowledged as one of the 20th century's greatest architects. Born in Aachen, Germany, Mies van der Rohe spent the first hal...
 
    Marc Chagall, Modernist   Marc Chagall, Modernist
Marc Chagall was a Russian–French artist, associated with several key art movements and was one of the most successful artists of the 20th century. He created a unique career in virtually every artistic medium, including paintings, book illustration...
 
    Oskar Schlemmer, Master of Form   Oskar Schlemmer, Master of Form
Oskar Schlemmer was a German painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer associated with the Bauhaus school. In 1923 he was hired as Master of Form at the Bauhaus theatre workshop, after working some time at the workshop of sculpture. His most famo...
 
    Gerrit Rietveld, Designer/Architect   Gerrit Rietveld, Designer/Architect
In 1911, Rietveld started his own furniture factory, while studying architecture. Rietveld designed the 'Red and Blue Chair' in 1918, influenced by the 'De Stijl' movement, of which he became a member in 1919, the same year in which he became an arch...
 
    Raymond Loewy, Industrial Designer   Raymond Loewy, Industrial Designer
Raymond Fernand Loewy was one of the best known industrial designers of the 20th century. Born in France, he spent most of his professional career in the United States where he influenced countless aspects of North American culture. Among his many ic...
 
    M.C. Escher, Graphic Artist   M.C. Escher, Graphic Artist
Maurits Cornelis Escher is one of the world's most famous graphic artists. His art is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world, as can be seen on the many web sites on the internet. He is most famous for his so-called impossible structures,...
 
    Gerd Arntz, Graphic Designer   Gerd Arntz, Graphic Designer
Gerd Arntz was born the son of a factory owner. At the art school in Düsseldorf he became involved in revolutionary circles and linked up with a small communist group that advocated forming independent, self-governing councils. As an artist he joined...
 
    Charles Eames, Designer   Charles Eames, Designer
Charles Eames is one of the most important designers of the 20th century. His colleagues were Harry Bertoia, Eero Saarinen, Florence Knoll and Ray Kaiser whom he married in 1941. The Eames collaborated with Saarinen on a molded-plywood chair that won...
 
     

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