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Flemish School, 19th century, male.

Born 28 January 1828, in Louvain; died 19 April 1881, in Louvain.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

In his work, Michel Abelloos sought to return to the tradition of the early masters. He executed the high altar of the church of St Basil in Bruges after drawings by Baron Jean Béthune. He was also responsible for the impressive high altar of St-Cruces near Bruges. Other examples of his work can be found in Belgium, the north of France and England....

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Dutch, 19th century, male.

Born in Louvain.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues, busts.

Jean François Abeloos was a pupil of Karel Geerts. In 1855 he was made professor at the academy of arts in Louvain, replacing his former teacher. He produced a large number of sculptures, examples of which can be found in churches in Belgium. At the Brussels exhibition of ...

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Spanish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1773, in Haro; died 1843.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, mythological subjects.

Brother of Esteban Agreda, he became a member of the Real Academia de San Fernando in Madrid in 1827. The church in the Spanish town of Haro has three statues of saints sculpted by this artist. From ...

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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Active in Spain.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

A pupil of Cloostermans, Agullo became a member of the academy of arts in Valencia in 1828, and was appointed director of the department of sculpture. He sculpted works for the eastern Spanish towns of Potries, Orihuela and Almoradí....

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Active during the first half of the 19th century.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Aindi de Forlì made the altar and two high choir walls for the Chapel of the Blessed Virgin of Juaca in the Cathedral of Forlì. Adapted from the plans of the architects Luigi Mirri and Gaetano Stegan, these works in marble were remarkable in terms of skill....

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Lebanese, 19th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Little is known of this painter, other than that he was also a sculptor and physician reputed to have been taught painting by an Italian Orientalist painter who lived north of Beirut during the final two decades of the 19th century. Ibraim Al-Georr produced portraits of leading personalities of his day in a style that was meticulously detailed, but somehow hesitant to the point of being almost naive....

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1825, in Orléans; died 1865, in Orléans.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Allélit was professor of modelling at the École de Dessin in Orléans from 1855 to 1865.

Orléans: Seated St Paul (drawing)

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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Born 2 February 1805, in Paris; died 22 August 1830, in Burgos (Castilla y León).

Sculptor, painter. Religious subjects. Groups, statues.

José Álvarez y Bougel was the son of the sculptor José Álvarez y Cubero and brother of the architect Anibal Álvarez. From an early age, he emerged as a worthy successor to his father who had acquired his masterly skills in Paris under Ingres' guidance. On his return to Spain, the younger Álvarez produced some major works showing promise of a brilliant future. They include ...

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Spanish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 23 April 1768, in Priego; died 26 December 1827, in Madrid.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues.

Educated in Granada and Cordova, Álvarez Cubero carved figures for the church of the Carthusian Monastery of El Paular near Madrid as early as ...

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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Active in Valladolid.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Calixto Álvarez was also a teacher of sculpture. As both sculptor and supervisor of works, he was involved in the construction and decoration of the new altarpiece at the church of the brotherhood of Jesus the Nazarene in Valladolid....

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Active in Büren towards the middle of the 19th century.

Painter, sculptor. Religious subjects.

Noted works by Amberg include Christ on the Mount of Olives and a Crucifix carved in wood.

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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Born 1841, in Valencia.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Ambros studied at the Real Academia de San Carlos in his native city, at the Real Academia de San Fernando in Madrid and was also a pupil of José Piquer. Among his most important works was a plaster relief of ...

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 29 January 1838, in Sursee.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, still-lifes. Busts.

Franz Amlehn had no formal training, and taught himself in Munich. He settled in his homeland, sculpting busts, church statues, altars, pulpits and tombs. Among his paintings were two still-lifes from ...

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 1867, in Sursee.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, figures.

Paul Amlehn was a pupil at the Villa Medici in Rome and later studied in Paris in the studio of Ed. Boutry, with whom he did a series of works in 1894. His main works are: ...

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Swiss, 19th century, female.

Painter, sculptor. Historical subjects, religious subjects, landscapes. Busts.

Salesia was the daughter of sculptor Franz Sales Amlehn and exhibited under the pseudonym L. Thibault. In 1884, she exhibited two marble busts of children.

Worthy of mention among her works are the altar at Schenken showing ...

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Canadian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1870; died 1963.

Sculptor. Figures.

Henri Angers sculpted religious figures in an archaic regional style. Four of his sculptures were burnt when a fire destroyed the church of St-Amboise in Loretteville, Quebec.

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Active in Rome.

Born 1832, in Piedmont; died 1894, in Rome.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues.

Leopoldo Ansiglione's marble statues, Night, Flora, Galatea and Ishmael, and a bronze, were much admired. His masterpiece is a large statue of Christ in the centre of Portico Quattro at Campo Verano in Rome....

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Sergey Androssov

(Matveyevich)

(b Vil’no [now Vilnius], Lithuania, Nov 2, 1843; d Bad-Homburg, July 9, 1902).

Russian sculptor of Lithuanian birth. He was the son of an innkeeper of modest means. From 1862 he studied under Nikolay Pimenov (1812–64) as an occasional student at the Academy of Arts (Akademiya Khudozhestv) in St Petersburg. While still a student he produced two high relief sculptures, which attracted attention for their realism and which were awarded silver medals: the Jewish Tailor (wood, 1864) and The Miser (wood and ivory, 1865; both St Petersburg, Rus. Mus.). In 1871 Antokol’sky left Russia for health reasons. He worked first in Rome and then, from 1877, in Paris. He gained fame in Europe mainly through a number of monumental statues on subjects drawn from Russian history: Ivan the Terrible (marble, 1875; Moscow, Tret’yakov Gal.), Nestor the Chronicler (marble, 1890) and Yermak (bronze, 1891; both St Petersburg, Rus. Mus.), and also on subjects connected with the history of religion and philosophy: ...

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Flemish School, 19th century, male.

Born 4 May 1822, in Mechelen; died 9 March 1881, in Mechelen.

Sculptor.

Arendonck studied at Louvain academy and pursued a successful career in the town. He excelled at religious sculpture and left a large number of pieces. His main works include ...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 19 February 1819, in Viggiù (Como).

Sculptor. Religious subjects, figures.

Giosué Argenti was a pupil at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. In 1856 he was given a travel bursary which enabled him to complete his studies in Rome, where he stayed for six years. While based in Milan, he took part in a large number of exhibitions, notably in Paris, Vienna and Munich. He was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in ...