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German, 16th century, male.

Active in Cologne.

DiedBernhard died 13 October 1563, Arnold died 14 February 1564.

Sculptors.

A contract signed on 28 April 1561 commissioned Bernhard and Arnold Abel to produce 24 marble reliefs for the tomb of Emperor Maximilian I in the church of the court in Innsbruck, Austria. Their brother Florian Abel, who worked as a painter in Prague, was commissioned to produce the sketches for these compositions, which drew on scenes from the Emperor's daily life. However, the two sculptors led a dissipated life which made work impossible. On a trip to the Netherlands, Arnold met the sculptor Alexandre Colin from Mechelen and commissioned him to carry out the work in his place. Both brothers died during attacks of delirium tremens. Only three reliefs were completed and, according to Colin, Bernhard and Arnold played little part in their production....

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German, 16th century, male.

Active in Praguec.1560.

Died c. 1565.

Painter, draughtsman. Monuments.

Florian Abel was the brother of the sculptors Bernhard and Arnold Abel, and was commissioned to produce the sketches for the tomb of Emperor Maximilian, which was to be sculpted by his brothers. He was paid 249 florins and 40 kreutzer for this task. He is believed to have drawn the plan for Frederick I's memorial, which was sculpted by Colin, as well as plans for the memorials to Frederick's wife, the empress, and to Maximilian II. His will, dated ...

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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Metz in 1596.

Sculptor, founder, metal worker.

School of Lorraine.

Working with four founders, Hutinet, Dubois, Sonois and Voitié, François Abel cast the bell of the cathedral of Metz in eastern France.

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Bohemian School, 16th century, male.

Active in Prague, probably during the 16th century.

Painter, sculptor.

Simon Abels' work includes the altar in Prague's Týn church, a powerful combined work of sculpture and painting which was apparently inspired by Dürer's Virgin.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Sculptor.

Anthonio d'Abondio is known to have produced stonecarvings in Lyons in 1590; on the last day of August 1590 he was paid 260 écus 'both for the cutting, stone and fashioning of six large escutcheons (...) and for medallions that the said Abondio made in repair of the fortifications of the said town...'....

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Ascona.

Sculptor.

According to Torre and Morigia, Antonio Abondio executed a Venus and Cupid in marble for Frances I. He worked extensively in Milan where he was commissioned to execute caryatids for the organ of the church of S Maria and to decorate the façade of the house of Leone Leoni with a series of eight statues known as ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1538; died 22 May 1591, in Vienna.

Sculptor, medallist.

Prague School.

Antonio Abondio appears to have been the great 16th-century master in his field. He worked first in Munich at the court of Duke Maximilian of Bavaria, then in Prague, where he was employed at the court of Emperor Rudolph II. In ...

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active during the second half of the 16th century.

Sculptor.

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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Rouen.

Sculptor.

Rouen School.

Nicolas Abraham worked at the church of St Maclou in Rouen in 1594. In 1607 he sculpted a font at Rouen Cathedral. He produced four pillars at the church of St Laurent as well as a small statue which was later reproduced in silver. He was probably the father of Guillaume and Pierre Abraham. His family, which included many sculptors, appears to be of Dutch origin....

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Sculptor.

School of Seville.

Gil d'Abreo's name appears in an expense ledger of Seville Cathedral in 1530.

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active in Seville during the first half of the 16th century.

Born in Milan.

Sculptor. Monuments.

School of Seville.

A prolific artist, Antonio Maria de Abril da Carona's works include the Funerary monument of Don Pedro Enriquez de Rivera in the chapel of Seville's University; various works for Seville noblemen, including the columns of the Patio de las Doncellas and the balustrade of its upper galleries. On ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in San Severino at the beginning of the 16th century.

Sculptor (wood).

The son of Pierantionio Acciaccaferri, Francesco Acciaccaferri appears to have collaborated in his father's work.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in San Severino.

Died after 1529.

Sculptor (wood).

A pupil of Domenico Indivini of San Severino, Pierantonio Acciaccaferri, together with his son Francesco, produced the woodcarvings for the choir stalls in the town's main church. It is thought that father and son assisted Indivini in the woodcarvings for the church of S Francesco in Assisi and in Indivini's work in the cathedral at Jesi. In ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Sarzana (Liguria).

Sculptor (wood).

Around 1592 Paris Acciajo was commissioned to produce a tabernacle for a bishop. In 1603 he is believed to have carved a confessional for Bishop Salvago at Sarzana.

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Adam  

German, 16th century, male.

Active in Sterzing (now Vitipeno, Italy) at the beginning of the 16th century.

Sculptor.

Adam sculpted the tomb of William of Wolkenstein which is dated 1523.

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Adam  

German, 16th century, male.

Active in Bremenc.1578.

Sculptor.

Adam was paid 50 thalers for the sculpting of the portal of the town hall in Bremen which was donated to the town by Duke Julius of Brunswick.

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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Troyes at the beginning of the 16th century.

Sculptor (wood).

Adam d'Aubelmer directed work on the barriers in the chancel of Troyes Cathedral in 1524 and 1525.

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Flemish, 16th century, male.

Active at the beginning of the 16th century.

Sculptor (wood).

Flemish School.

Adam de Bellesmes worked for the church of St-Riquier in Abbeville, France, in 1507.

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French, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1513, in Jargeau (Loiret).

Sculptor, architect.

Michel Adam spent time in Italy. Some biographers claim that he was a student of Michelangelo. He was certainly influenced by the Florentine master. On returning to France he settled in Orléans and was one of the many artists who contributed to the building of the 'Petits Logis' (mansions) that are one of the city's attractions....

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active in Sevillec.1590.

Sculptor.

Miguel Adam executed the carvings for the retable of the church of Santiago in Alcala de Guadaria, as well as other less important works. Although he was not the equal of Montanes, Mesa or Hernandez, these works earn him an honourable reputation among Spanish sculptors....