Artists (D) (European Collection)
In the late 19th century, Jules Dalou was considered Auguste Rodin's rival for the title of greatest French sculptor. Born to a glovemaker in Paris in 1838, Dalou was politically active and an advocate of the working man all his life, sympathetically depicting the lower classes in his art. Dalou attended both the Petit Ecole and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, though he felt that the formalist limitations of the Ecole's academic style stifled him artistically. He turned completely against it after failing to ...
When Alexander Dzigurski was born on February 1, 1911, it was into a land already stained by conflict and entering a period of even greater adversity. An ethnic Serb, Dzigurski was born in the region of Backa, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Some miles to the south was the newly independent principality of Serbia. The kingdom of Serbia had originally been established in 1166, but after its defeat at the Battle of Kosovo in 1389 became part of the Ottoman Empire for the next...