Flaxman, John II
British, 18th – 19th century, male.
Born 6 July 1755, in York; died 7 December 1826, in London.
Sculptor, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator. Monuments, statues, low reliefs.
John Flaxman II enjoyed a reputation as one of the finest English sculptors of his age. The second son of the plaster-cast maker John Flaxman, he spent much of his childhood in his father's studio, drawing and modelling in wax or clay. He received a thorough grounding in Greek and Latin, and exhibited his first artistic work (a copy after an Antique original) with the Free Society of Artists in ...