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French, 18th century, male.

Born 22 March 1705, in Nancy; died 27 March 1778, in Paris.

Sculptor, art restorer, decorative designer.

The second son of Jacob-Sigisbert Adam, Nicolas-Sébastien Adam left Nancy at the age of 16 and went to continue his studies in Paris. He made rapid progress and became widely known. The treasurer general of Languedoc summoned him to the Château de La Mosson, near Montpellier, and commissioned him to embellish his château with sculptures. He remained there for four years and in ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Rome.

Sculptor. Monuments.

Taught at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome and was responsible chiefly for the restoration of ancient monuments and sculptures. He was known still to be alive in 1807. In 1780 he was commissioned by Catherine the Great of Russia to sculpt the tomb of Raffael Mengs in St Peter's, Rome....

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Albert  

French, 18th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Sculptor.

Albert played an important part in the work carried out for the Prince de Condé between 1768 and 1774 on the Hôtel de Lassay and the Palais-Bourbon, especially the restoration of the ten groups of children placed along the balustrade of the palace roof....

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Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born in Durazzo in Albania; died 1504, in Spalato.

Sculptor, architect.

Andreas Alexii was the son of slaves and spent his whole life in Dalmatia, mainly in Spalato. He worked principally on the restoration and repair of chapels. Among his works are the chapel of St Catherine in the church of St Dominic in Spalato, the chapel of St Jerome and St Nicholas in the church of St John the Baptist (no longer in existence) in the town of Arbe on the island of the same name, and the Gothic baptismal chapel in the church in Arbe. In ...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1820; died 1889.

Sculptor (wood).

Agostino Allegro's best works include his restoration of the stalls at the cathedral of Genoa and a wardrobe at the Royal Castle of Turin.

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Italian, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 24 March 1955, in Millesimo (Savona).

Sculptor (marble/bronze), draughtswoman, pastellist, art restorer. Mythological figures. Statues, groups, low reliefs.

Claudia Amari entered the Accademia di Brera in Milan in 1974, and also trained in the marble-working studios of Sem Ghelardini, Palla and Grossi in Pietrasanta and Carrara. Then in ...

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Italian, 14th century, male.

Died 1340, in Orvieto.

Draughtsman, sculptor (wood).

In 1305, Giovanni Ammannati was employed on the restoration of the bell-tower of the town hall in Siena. In 1329 he designed the stalls of Orvieto Cathedral, later supervising their execution. He is documented as living in Siena in ...

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Italian, 14th century, male.

Active in Gubbio (Umbria).

Sculptor.

Andrea di Paolo is mentioned with regard to payment for the restoration of a wall in the Palazzo del Podestà in 1383.

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born in Rome.

Sculptor.

Worked under Valadier in 1800 on the restoration of the baptismal fonts in Orvieto Cathedral.

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Antonio  

Italian, 16th century, male.

Sculptor.

Antonio was active in Carrara in the second half of the 16th century. According to Bertolotti, between 1560 and 1562 he was paid for carving coats of arms and working on the restoration of antiquities in the Belvedere garden in Rome....

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Sculptor, architect.

Around 1423, Antonio di Romagna was summoned to Apulia by Bishop Angelo of Troja to direct, together with Giacomo della Marca, the restoration work at the cathedral that had begun in 1407.

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Naples.

Sculptor.

Records of the Bourbon court for 1791 list him as a 'marbler'. He is known to have worked from 1799 to 1805 on the restoration of sculptures uncovered during archaeological excavations.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Sienac.1450.

Sculptor.

Bartolommeo di Pietro da Cortona lived first in Padua. He moved with his brother Urbano to Siena and with him undertook the restoration of the chapel of the Madonna della Grazia at Siena Cathedral.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Florence.

Sculptor.

Assisted his brother Bartolommeo Bassinellis, notably in the restoration of the church of the S Patrizia convent in Naples in 1619.

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Philippe Durey

(b Le Havre, June 21, 1750; d Paris, April 15, 1818).

French sculptor, draughtsman and engraver. He arrived in Paris in 1765 to become a pupil of Augustin Pajou. Although he never won the Prix de Rome, he appears to have travelled to Rome in the early 1770s. About 1780 or 1781 he was involved in the decoration of Claude-Nicolas Ledoux’s Hôtel Thélusson, Paris. From 1784 to 1785 he carried out work at the château of Compiègne, including the decoration of the Salle des Gardes, where his bas-reliefs illustrating the Battles of Alexander (in situ) pleasantly combine a Neo-classical clarity of composition with a virtuosity and animation that are still Rococo in spirit.

Beauvallet was approved (agréé) by the Académie Royale in 1789. During the French Revolution he was a passionate republican and presented plaster busts of Marat and of Chalier (1793–4; both destr.) to the Convention. He was briefly imprisoned after the fall of Robespierre in ...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Sculptor.

This artist, born in Perugia, is referred to in documents as having worked between 1423 and 1424 on the restoration of the Sepal Fountain in Viterbo. He also made the lectern in the choir of the Dominican church of S Maria, Gradi. The last mention of him is in ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 17 January 1866, in Vienne; died 7 January 1931, in Boulogne-sur-Seine.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, watercolourist, illustrator. Figures. Monuments.

The son of a stonemason employed on the restoration of monuments in the Rhône valley, Joseph Antoine Bernard accompanied his father from the age of 12, learning the art of direct stone-carving which he was subequently to practice throughout his life. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons, and under Pierre Jules Cavelier at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris for a six-month period in ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Sculptor.

He carved the balustrades during the restoration of the Palazzo Ducale of Scutari. According to Merzario he made the famous holy water fountain in the church of Venzone, Udine, the baptismal fonts in Tolmezzo Cathedral, and the porch of the church of Tricesenio. Caffi says, however, that these were the work of another Bernardino da Bissone, a son of Antonio, who obtained citizen rights in Udine about ...

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German, 18th century, male.

Active in Augsburg during the first half of the 18th century.

Sculptor.

This artist, who taught Leonhard Riedlinger, produced numerous sculptures for the restoration of the Dominican convent in Augsburg.

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Italian, male.

Sculptor (wood).

Assisted Cristoforo Bezzi on the restoration of the choir stalls in the Forli church of S Mercuriale.