Search   
 
 
 
If you had the ability and years of training to take a block of wood or stone and turn it into a sublime piece of art, you too could have been employed by the church, the royal court or by a monied patron. Talented sculptors were usually in high demand and one could count on regular and continuing employment if one had the skill and techniques required. Here are many who did.
Status

Last Name
Nationality
Active
Sort
Selected
 
Find:

Cross-listed in ArtistsArchitects

Nicolai Abraham Abildgaard

borndied
1743, Sep 111809, Jun 4
a Danish neoclassical and royal history painter, sculptor, architect, and professor of painting, mythology, and anatomy at the New Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen, Denmark. Many of his works were in the royal Christiansborg Palace (some destroyed by fire 1794), Fredensborg Palace, and Levetzau Palace at Amalienborg. Abildgaard had studied at the Ac...
more


Cross-listed in Writers

Benjamin Paul Akers

bornactivedied
1825, Jul 101850-18611861, May 21
Born in Saccarappa, ME. Trained on wood (Maine) and plaster casting (Boston). Wrote articles about art for The Atlantic and The Crayon magazines. Worked in Maine and Rome. Won the Commemorative Silver Medal in 1854. Married in 1860. Died in Philadelphia, PA from tuberculosis, age 35.
Links (1)Notes (1)


Cross-listed in Architects

Aleijadinho

aka: Antonio Francisco Lisboa
bornactivedied
1730/381770s-1800s1814, Nov 18
noted for his works on and in various churches of Brazil. Within a very short time he had become a noted architect himself and had designed and constructed the Chapel of the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi in Ouro Preto. He had also executed the carvings on the building, the most notable being a round bas-relief depicting St. Francis receiving the stigm...
more
Links (1)


Karoly Alexy

aka: Károly
bornactivedied
1823, Feb 81844-18611880, May 20
a Hungarian sculptor. His sculptural style integrated elements of classicism and romanticism. Alexy is perhaps most famous for his series of field marshal sculptures which he began in 1844. He did plan a sculpture of "King Matthias" of Hungary but it did not prove to be successful. In 1845 he worked on sculptures for the Hermina Chapel in Budapest.
Links (1)


Alessandro Algardi

bornactivedied
15951634-1650s1654
an Italian high-Baroque sculptor active almost exclusively in Rome. After a short residence in Venice, he went to Rome in 1625 with an introduction from the Duke of Mantua to the late pope's nephew, Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi, who employed him for a time in the restoration of ancient statues. Algardi's first major commission came about in 1634, when Cardinal...
more
Links (1)


Christophe-Gabriel Allegrain

bornactivedied
17101750s-1770s1795
a French sculptor who tempered a neoclassical style with Rococo charm and softness, under the influence of his much more famous brother-in-law, Jean-Baptiste Pigalle. His single most famous work, a marble Bather, was commissioned for the royal residences through the Bâtiments du Roi in 1755.
Links (1)


Cross-listed in Architects

Bartolomeo Ammanati

bornactivedied
15111540-1570s1592
an Italian architect and sculptor. He was more distinguished in architecture than in sculpture. Later in his life he had a religious crisis, influenced by Counter-Reformation piety, which resulted in condemning his own works depicting nudity, and he left all his possessions to the Jesuits.
Links (1)


Henry Hugh Armstead

bornactivedied
18281850s-18801905
an English sculptor and illustrator, influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites. In the late 1850s Armstead was commissioned to make a statue of Aristotle in Caen stone for the Museum of Natural History in Oxford. After this he increasingly concentrated on sculpture rather than metalwork.
Links (1)


Egid Quirin Asam

bornactivedied
1692, Aug1716-17341750, Apr 29
a German plasterer and sculptor active during the period of the Late Baroque. Born in Tegernsee, Bavaria, Asam worked mainly together with his brother, the architect and painter Cosmas Damian Asam. Because of this, their common work is often attributed to the Asam Brothers. Asam died in Mannheim.
Links (1)


Hezekiah Augur

bornactivedied
17911820s-1830s1858
an early American sculptor and inventor. He was a self-taught sculptor and, unlike many other 19th-century sculptors, did not travel to Europe, but spent his entire career in New Haven. He switched to marble later in his career, being among the first native born Americans to do so.
Links (1)

Colonial Sense is an advocate for global consumer privacy rights, protection and security.
All material on this website © copyright 2009-19 by Colonial Sense, except where otherwise indicated.
ref:T5-S50-P1107-C-M