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Paderewski, Ignacy (1860 - 1941)

Polish pianist, composer, and politician. After his debut in Vienna in 1887, he became celebrated in Europe and the USA as an interpreter of the piano

Paganini, Niccolò (1782 - 1840)

Italian violinist and composer. He was a concert soloist from the age of nine. A prodigious technician, he drew on folk and gypsy idioms to create the

Paik, Nam June, 1932-2006

Korean composer, sculptor, and performance artist, regarded as the founder of video art . He lived in the USA from 1964. Originally part of the Fluxus


Any of various materials used to give a protective and decorative finish to surfaces or for making pictures. A paint consists of a pigment suspended


direct application of pigment to a surface to produce by tones of color or of light and dark some representation or decorative arrangement of natural

Paisiello, Giovanni (May 9, 1740 - Jun 5, 1816)

Italian composer. He wrote about 100 operas, including Il barbiere di Siviglia/Barber of Seville (1782), which was very successful until it was

Palin, Michael (Edward) (May 5, 1943 - )

English actor and writer. First acclaimed as a member of the satirical television series Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–74), he achieved solo

Palmer, Samuel (1805 - 1881)

English landscape painter and etcher. His early works, small pastoral scenes mostly painted in watercolour and sepia, have an intense, visionary


In art, a long painting stretched round the inside walls of circular buildings, intended to create the illusion of real scenery seen from a central

Paolozzi, Eduardo, 1924-2005

1924-2005 Scottish sculptor and printmaker Born in Leith, Edinburgh, of Italian parentage, he studied at Edinburgh College of Art and the Slade School