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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.
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Hendrick van den Broeck

aka: Arrigo Fiammingo
borndied
1530 ca1597, Sep 28
a Flemish painter of the late-Renaissance or Mannerist period, active mainly in Italy. Van den Broeck was born in Mechelen. Crispin van den Broeck was his brother. Hendrick was a pupil of Frans Floris and is also known as Hendricus Malinus. He is known as a sculptor as well as a painter and worked in Naples, Florence, Umbria, and Rome. He worked with more
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Peter Van Dievoet

bornactivedied
1661, Jun1680s-1720s1729, Mar 2
a Belgian sculptor and designer of ornamental architectural features. In 1695 he was master of the Quatre-Couronnés at Brussels, the guild of stonemasons and sculptors of Brussels. He was an acclaimed sculptor and was involved in the construction of the new Grand-Place in the baroque style.
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Pablo Gonzalez Velazquez

aka: Pablo González Velázquez
bornactivedied
16641690s-1720s1727
a Spanish Baroque sculptor. According to the art historian Juan Agustín Ceán Bermúdez, who is the provider of all known biographical details, Velázquez was born in Jaén and was the head of a family of artists. His only works that remains is the statue of San Luis executed for the original cover of the local church (1716), and the sculptures of the Calat...
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Pieter Verbruggen I

aka: Pieter Verbruggen I, Peter van der Brugghen I, Pieter van der Brugghen I, Peter Verbrugghen I, Peeter Verbrugghen I
borndied
16151686
a Flemish sculptor from the Baroque. He worked in the Flemish High Baroque style that he had learned while collaborating with his brother in law Artus Quellinus the Elder. His works are rather static and thick-set. His pupils included some of the leading representatives of the next generation of Flemish sculptors.
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Alessandro Vittoria

borndied
15251608
an Italian Mannerist sculptor of the Venetian school, "one of the main representatives of the Venetian classical style" and rivalling Giambologna as the foremost sculptors of the late 16th century in Italy. Vittoria was first trained in his native city, Trento, then moved to Venice, where his long artistic relationship with Sansovino was a stormy one. After ...
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Daniele da Volterra

aka: Daniele Ricciarelli
bornactivedied
1509 ca1530s-1560s1566, Apr 4
an Italian painter mannerist and sculptor, best remembered for his association with the late Michelangelo. Several of his most important works were based on designs made for that purpose by Michelangelo. After Michelangelo's death Daniele was hired to cover the ...
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