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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, 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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Abram  

French, 15th century, male.

Sculptor.

Lyons School.

Abram is quoted as being a sculptor of figurines in Lyons between 1418 and 1423.

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German, 15th century, male.

Active in Nuremberg.

Stonemason, sculptor.

Nuremberg School.

Heinrich Abschrot became a citizen of Nuremberg in 1415.

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German, 15th century, male.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Viennese School.

Achmuller was one of six sculptors who decorated the pulpit of the cathedral of St Stephen in Vienna under the direction of Hans von Bracheditz.

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Adam  

German, 15th century, male.

Active in Cologne at the end of the 15th century.

Sculptor, engraver (stone).

Cologne School.

In 1487 Adam, along with other master sculptors, was commissioned to plan the western part of the church of St Victor in Xanten, Germany.

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Spanish, 15th century, male.

Active in Seville.

Born 15th century, in Toledo.

Sculptor.

School of Seville.

Gaspar Adam was a pupil of Jéronimo Hernandez, around 1573.

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French, 15th century, male.

Active during the second half of the 15th century.

Born in Auxerre.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Laurent Adam sculpted the episcopal throne in Rouen Cathedral from 1465 to 1469. This work was lost during the French Revolution.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Naples.

Sculptor.

Neapolitan School.

Francesco Adzara is mentioned in two documents, as one of six sculptors who, in 1458, were paid for their work on the triumphal arch near Castel Nuovo in Naples. He is not to be confused with the painter Francesco Laurana....

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Austrian, 15th century, male.

Active in Padua, in 1420.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues.

Paduan School.

Aegidius von Wiener-Neustadt sculpted a statue of The Archangel St Michael in Padua for the neighbouring parish of Montermerlo.

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German, 15th century, male.

Active in Kelheim.

Sculptor.

Lienhard Aeltin travelled to Ulm in 1492 to work on the construction of the cathedral.

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Flemish, 15th century, male.

Active in Bruges.

Sculptor (wood).

Flemish School.

Cornelius van Aeltre worked with Gilles de Houtmeersch on the production of sculptures for the town hall of Bruges in Belgium. He worked in particular on sculptures for the arches, the portal, and the elegant doors of the courtroom, now a public library. The work had been started in ...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Rome in 1473.

Sculptor.

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Flemish, 15th century, male.

Active in Louvainc.1450.

Sculptor.

Flemish School.

Guillaume Aerts worked on the decoration of the town hall in Louvain.

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Swiss, 15th – 16th century, male.

Active in Fribourg from 1498 to 1509.

Sculptor, engraver (stone), architect.

Gylian Aetterli worked in the funerary chapel of St Nicholas in Fribourg, and in 1501 sculpted the baptismal font for the church at Guin in the canton of Fribourg....

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Maria Adelaide Miranda

(fl first half of the 15th century).

Portuguese sculptor. He probably trained in the workshops of Batalha Abbey, where he absorbed the traditions of Coimbra, and he was the leading Portuguese sculptor of his time. In 1439–40 he worked on the tomb of Fernão de Góis in the church at Oliveira do Conde, where a Gothic inscription says that the work was carried out in 12 months by João Afonso, mestre de Sinos. The tomb is in the 14th-century tradition of Mestre Pêro and somewhat archaic in structure, comprising a chest borne by lions, with a recumbent figure on the cover and figures within aedicules at the sides. The treatment is more delicate than in most carving of the time; the arches and columns are slender and elegant, while the figures, with their animated poses and gracefully arranged drapery, are well modelled and show individual character. The same movement is found in the serene angels bearing the chalice in the ...