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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Venice.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Venetian School.

Alberto Abaisi collaborated with his brother Arduino on woodcarvings for the sacristy of the bishop's palace in Ferrara, but was most active in Venice, where he lived from 1436 to 1451.

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Italian, 14th – 15th century, male.

Active in Ferrara.

Died c. 1454, in Ferrara.

Sculptor (wood).

Arduino Abaisi, the most famous member of the Abaisi family, produced woodcarvings for churches and private patrons in Ferrara, Modena and Mantua from 1406 to 1452. He found great favour at court and a patron in Duke Leonello d'Este. Son of Tommasino da Baisio, he was sometimes assisted by his brother Alberto, notably in the carvings for the sacristy of the bishop's palace in Ferrara....

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Modena and in Bologna.

Sculptor.

Modena School, Bolognese School.

Biagio Abaisi may be the woodcarver known as 'Biagio da Bologna' in Ferrara, who was apprenticed to Arduino Abaisi and assisted him in carvings for the office of Duke Leonello d'Este in Belfiore around ...

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Italian, 14th century, male.

Active in Ferrara.

Died before 1390.

Sculptor (wood).

Giovanni Abaisi produced the carvings for the choir of the old church of S Domenico in Ferrara in 1384.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Bologna.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Bolognese School.

Nicolo Abaisi was a woodcarver who collaborated with Biagio Abaisi on the church of S Michele in Bosco near Ferrara in 1454.

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Italian, 14th – 15th century, male.

Active in Ferrara.

Died before 1423.

Sculptor (wood).

Son of Giovanni da Baisio, Tommasino Abaisi executed the carvings for the choir of the Chiesa dei Servi church in Ferrara between 1405 and 1406. He is also believed to have worked for the monastery of S Bartolo and other churches in Ferrara....

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active at the end of the 15th century.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Decorative schemes.

Venetian School.

According to records, from 1462 to 1486 Pier Antonio dell'Abate, together with the brothers Lorenzo and Cristoforo Canozi da Lendinara, produced woodcarvings for stalls in the churches of S Antonio in Padua, Santa in Monta in Venice and S Francisco in Treviso. Elements of his work can still be found in Ferrara....

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French, 7th century, male.

Active in Limoges from 600 to 630.

Sculptor.

This artist is thought to be the Master of St Eloysius.

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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 ...