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American, 20th century, male.

Born in Pittsburgh.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, figures.

Robert Brennen produces figurative sculptures in wood and metal, often on religious themes. These display fine craftsmanship and great technical skill. Brennen has exhibited in the USA, Greece, Italy, Germany and France. He has received numerous awards, including: in Rome in ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1834, in Malden (Massachusetts); died 1919, in Newton Upper Falls (Massachusetts).

Painter, sculptor. Historical subjects, religious subjects, figures, portraits, landscapes.

Darius Cobb was the twin brother of Cyrus Cobb. The works for which he is known include portraits of ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 7 June 1931, in Eatonton (Georgia).

Painter, draughtsman (including ink), collage artist, print artist, sculptor, collector, art historian. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, figure compositions, scenes with figures, landscapes. Designs for stained glass.

David C. Driskell earned a BFA at Howard University in ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1882, in Nashville (Tennessee); died 7 February 1951, in Nashville.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, figures, animals.

William Edmondson was the son of former slaves who were emancipated following the Civil War, and grew up illiterate. He worked at various jobs, in particular, for the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St Louis Railroads until ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Britain from 1905, naturalised 1907.

Born 1880, in New York, to Russian-Polish parents; died 19 August 1959, in London.

Sculptor (including bronze/marble), painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits, animals. Statues, monuments.

Vorticism.

London Group.

Jacob Epstein first studied at the Arts Students League in New York and then in 1902 moved to Paris and enrolled at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts. In Paris he met Rodin, and, by visiting the Louvre, became strongly attracted to non-European sculpture. In 1905 he settled in London. Epstein promoted a new approach to sculpture, following the 'direct' sculptural process in which no model or detailed maquette is used but which concentrates on respecting and bringing to life the material employed, preserving its texture and colour while bringing forth from the material, for example a block of stone, the physical power of the form. This 'truth to materials' would have a direct impact on younger generation of British sculptors, notably Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth....

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 20 May 1889, in Brooklyn (New York City).

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Joseph C. Fleri was a member of the National Society of Sculpture and the New York Architectural League. He carved religious works for Philadelphia and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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American, 20th century, female.

Active in New York.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Claire Frezano specialised in traditional religious sculpture.

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American, 19th century, male.

Active also active in Italy.

Born 1810, in Hamden (Connecticut); died 1894.

Sculptor. Figures, mythical subjects, reliogious subjects, portraits.

Chauncey Bradley Ives lived and worked in New York City from 1840 to 1844, and then established a studio in Rome, Italy, because of the easy availability of marble. Here he created sculptures of idealised and neo-classical figures, such as women in drapery like ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born c. 1880, near Santa Cruz (New Mexico); died c. 1939.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

José Dolores Lopez was born into a family of woodcarvers. He too used this material, and also worked in clay.

He executed a large number of 'Santos', effigies of saints in the popular style of the Spanish colonial tradition, adding his own very personal, if rough, sensitivity....

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American, 20th century, male.

Active from 1906 in France.

Born 7 June 1874, in Worcester; died 1941.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, figures. Monuments.

Andrew O'Connor, son of Andrew O'Connor, was a pupil of D.C. Frende. By the time he was twenty years old he had no technical problems, having worked in his father's studio from an early age. From ...