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Swiss, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 22 December 1769, in Schlinig; died 10 September 1863, in Kerns (Nidwalden).

Sculptor. Animals, groups. Statues.

He initially trained under the sculptor Mathias Punt in Schlinig (Slingia, South Tyrol), then went to work in Strasbourg. After moving on to Switzerland, Franz Abart settled in Lucerne and established a reputation as an accomplished artist. His crucifixes, which are found in several Swiss churches, confirm his talent. At Kerns, he met and married the daughter of an important official: a fortunate circumstance that contributed to his success. Exhibitions in Bern in ...

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Swedish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active still active in 1809.

Born c. 1760, in Sweden.

Sculptor. Statues, busts.

Frédérik Ulrik Aberg was the son of a modeller working at the royal palace in Stockholm. He studied with Johan Tobias Sergel, and also at the Stockholm royal academy of fine arts. His busts and medallions are considered to be more accomplished than his statues....

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Jens Peter Munk

Danish painter, designer and architect. His paintings reveal both Neo-classical and Romantic interests and include history paintings as well as literary and mythological works. The variety of his subject-matter reflects his wide learning, a feature further evidenced by the broad range of his creative output. In addition to painting, he produced decorative work, sculpture and furniture designs, as well as being engaged as an architect. Successfully combining both intellectual and imaginative powers, he came to be fully appreciated only in the 1980s....

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1745, in Forlì; died 1823, in Bologna.

Sculptor.

In his day, Luigi Aquisti was a much-respected artist who worked above all in Rome, Milan and Bologna (reference is made to him as being there as of 1788). While still in Rome, he was responsible for decorating the altar of the S Giuseppe Colasonzio Chapel in the church of S Pantaleone. He also produced reliefs representing scenes from Homer and from Roman history for the staircase of the Braschi Palace. In Bologna, his work includes the decoration of the S Giobbe Oratory and four major statues for the cupola of S Maria della Vita. In ...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1737, in Valenciennes; died 1820, in Valenciennes.

Sculptor.

Grégoire Adam is not mentioned in artists' records, but Gombert, the architect from Lille who built the Hôtel Merghelynck at Ypres, thought him fit to compete with the best artists of French Flanders in the ornamentation of this supreme expression of 18th-century art. He decorated one of the salons, installing in it medallions of ...

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born c. 1771; died 1813, in Dresden.

Sculptor.

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Chiara Stefani

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Spanish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born before 1741, in Tarragona; died 4 June 1816.

Sculptor.

After studying with José Ramirez, Adán went to Rome in 1746 on a scholarship from Spain's Academia de Bellas Artes to perfect his skills. While there, he secured the post of director of the Accademia di San Luca. On his return to Spain in ...

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Juan Nicolau

Spanish sculptor. He was trained in Saragossa with José Ramirez. In 1765 he went to Rome, where he won a scholarship from the Spanish Academia de Bellas Artes and was appointed Director of the Accademia di S Luca, Rome. Adán’s early work became known in Spain through the drawings and sculptures he sent from Rome, the finest being a ...

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Spanish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 26 December 1759, in Logroño (Rioja); died 1842.

Sculptor.

In 1775 Agreda became an apprentice to the French sculptor Robert Michel in Madrid. He executed some fine cameos, including portraits of Charles IV and Queen Maria Luisa (both in ...

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Carlos Cid Priego

Spanish sculptor and ceramicist. He moved to Madrid at an early age and was apprenticed to the French sculptor Robert Michel (i), who was employed at the court. He won first prize in a competition at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes, and organized the royal workshop for the carving of precious stones, where he executed two magnificent cameo portraits 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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Portuguese sculptor. He was probably trained by his father, a stone mason employed at the Palacio Nacional de Queluz, near Lisbon. In 1784 João Aguiar went to the drawing school of the Casa Pia do Castelo, Lisbon, and in 1785 to Rome on a scholarship from the Intendência with the support of D. I. de Pina Manique (...

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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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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 24 July 1742, in Bedano; died 15 or 16 November 1839, in Milan.

Sculptor, designer of ornamental architectural features, draughtsman.

Studied initially at an atelier of sculpture in Parma, then at the academy there and in Rome. His fame as a designer of ornamental features spread rapidly and he was appointed to teach at the Milan academy in ...

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Russian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1758; died after 1807.

Sculptor.

This artist was a pupil at the St Petersburg academy in 1764, and the academy paid for him to travel abroad to study in 1779. A copy of the Dying Soldier and an original work, ...

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Carlos Cid Priego

Spanish sculptor. He entered the Escuela de Bellas Artes de la Lonja, Barcelona, when still very young and was a student of the Neo-classical artist Damián Campeny y Estrany, who was also influenced by Romanticism and naturalism. In 1855 Aleu y Teixidor applied for the Chair in Modelling at the Escuela, a position to which he was eventually appointed after the committee had been involved in intrigues and disputes. He taught Catalan sculptors for half a century and wielded an enormous, though not entirely positive, influence. He became Deputy Director of the Escuela de Bellas Artes, belonged to the Academia de Ciencias y Artes of Barcelona and won first prize at the Exposición Nacional de Madrid in ...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Died 14 December 1815, in Toulon.

Sculptor.

He was active in Toulon from 1765.

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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, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1771, in Cordova.

Sculptor.

Álvarez enrolled at the Académie Nationale de Peinture et de Sculpture in Paris on 6 Vendémiaire, year VIII of the revolutionary calendar (28 September 1799). He was supported by a bursary from the king of Spain....