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Dutch, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1659 or 1660, in Leiden; died 1721.

Sculptor, engraver.

Hillebrand van der Aa received his training as an artist from his father, the sculptor Boudewyn Pietersz. van der Aa. He was married twice - the first time on 13 May 1683...

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Ab, Egg  

Swiss, 18th century, male.

Sculptor (wood).

He worked in the canton of Schwyz.

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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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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Born 21 September 1727, in Brussels; died 12 April 1767.

Sculptor. Historical figures.

This artist was admitted to the Quatre Couronnés guild in Brussels on 13 May 1761.

Brussels: terracotta medallion of Emperor Joseph II at the age of 19

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Abegg  

Swiss, 18th century, male.

Active probably in Schwyz.

Sculptor.

His hand is responsible for the figures of the donkey and the Christ, brought out every Palm Sunday at the parish church in Schwyz.

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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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German, 18th century, male.

Born in Munich; died 1728.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Son and pupil of Balthasar Ableitner. His most familiar works are a sculpted Seated Virgin above the doorway of the Bürgersaal in Munich and the altar in St Theresa's Chapel in Trinity church....

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German, 18th century, male.

Active Bavarian, active at the beginning of the 18th century.

Sculptor.

He was the son of Balthasar Ableitner, and took over from his father as court sculptor when the latter died in 1705. The candelabras in the chamber of the Town Hall in Munich are attributed to him....

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Natalia Marinho Ferreira Alves

Portuguese family of wood-carvers. Manuel Abreu do Ó and his brother Sebastião Abreu do Ó (both fl Évora c. 1728–c. 1770) worked in collaboration, carving some of the finest and most influential Joanine and Rococo altarpieces in southern Portugal. They carved in delicate flat relief using patterns similar to those found in Spain, a style contrasting with the dramatic plastic effects seen in contemporary wood-carving in northern Portugal....

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues.

This artist carved a marble statue of the Virgin for the Catholic church in Amsterdam.

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French, 18th century, male.

Born in Paris.

Sculptor.

Rémy Absille joined the Académie de St-Luc on 17 October 1752, and still belonged to it when it closed in 1776. In October 1764, then living in the Rue du Faubourg-St-Martin, he is mentioned as a creditor among the heirs of the sculptor Michel-Ange Stoltz, for whom he had probably worked. He was still alive in ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Sculptor.

François Achard lived in Grenoble.

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French, 18th century, male.

Active in Grenoblec.1750.

Wood carver.

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German, 18th century, male.

Active in Munich at the beginning of the 18th century.

Sculptor. Architectural views.

Munich (Royal Collection): Façade of a House (drawing)

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 20 January 1736, in Versailles; died 1799.

Sculptor.

Michel-Victor Acier studied in Paris, entered the École de l'Académie Royale under the patronage of Étienne-Maurice Falconet and in 1759 competed for the chief sculpture prize at the former École Académique. He produced his earliest work in Paris, including several statues for a church in Burgundy. In ...

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German, 18th century, male.

Active in Hanover.

Sculptor.

Court sculptor. He did the remarkable wood sculptures on the altar of Grasdorf church.

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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Born 1710, in Seville, of Portuguese origin; died 1780, in Seville.

Sculptor.

Acosta was mostly self-taught and followed, almost to the point of caricature, the styles of Pedro Duque Cornejo, Jerónimo de Balbás and Donoso. He sculpted the statues at the entrance to the choir of the church of El Salvador in Seville. In ...

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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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François Souchal

French family of sculptors. Originally from Lorraine, the earliest known members of the family to be involved with the arts were Sigisbert Adam, a sculptor, and Lambert Adam, a metal-founder (both fl late 17th century). Lambert’s son (1) Jacob-Sigisbert Adam spent most of his working life in Nancy, where he undertook the early training of his sons ...