Artists out of Copyright in 2018 (Global Territories)

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*Applicable to countries where works authored by an individual, under their own name or a known pseudonym, are protected for seventy years following the individual’s death. These include but are not limited to the UK, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the US, Finland, Sweden and more.


Nude backlight (Nu à contre-jour), by Pierre Bonnard, c. 1908 / Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium / Mondadori Portfolio / Bridgeman Images

A French painter and printmaker, as well as a founding member of the Post-Impressionist group of avant-garde painters Les Nabis. His paintings are often characterised by a dream-like quality and typically depict intimate domestic scenes.



The Saffron Cake, 1920, Stanhope Alexander Forbes (1857-1947) / Private Collection / Photo © Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images

An Irish artist who was a founding member of the influential Newlyn school of painters. Forbes generally painted genre scenes and landscapes en plein air. He was skilled at capturing the effects of lighting on a room and the people within it.



The runner (bronze), Arturo Martini (1889-1947) / Museo d’Arte Moderna di Ca’ Pesaro, Venice, Italy / Cameraphoto Arte Venezia / Bridgeman Images

Martini was a leading Italian sculptor between the First and Second World Wars. His works moved between a very vigorous (almost ancient Roman) classicism and modernism. He seemed to have been an active supporter of the Futurist movement.


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