Today in Sculptor History

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Historical Events

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1831-03-02 - John Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 298

1400-12-22 - Luca della Robbia, Italy, sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden)
1435-10-20 - Andrea Della Robbia, Florence, sculptor, nephew of Luca
1452-04-15 - Leonardo da Vinci, Italy, painter/sculptor/scientist/visionary
1469-05-19 - Giovanni della Robbia, Italian sculptor
1493-11-12 - Bartolomeo Bandinelli, Italian sculptor (d. 1560)
1500-11-01 - Benvenuto Cellini, sculptor/goldsmith/author (Perseus)
1511-06-18 - Bartolommeo Ammanati, Italian sculptor/architect
1527-11-18 - Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor
1577-09-06 - Pietro Tacca, Italian sculptor/architect (Aanbidding of the Point)
1595-11-27 - Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor/architect
1597-01-12 - François Duquesnoy, French sculptor (d. 1643)
Painter, Scientist & Visionary Leonardo da VinciPainter, Scientist & Visionary Leonardo da Vinci (1452-04-15) 1598-07-31 - Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1654)
1598-12-07 - Giovanni Bernini, Naples, Kingdom of Naples, baroque sculptor (St Teresa in Ecstasy), (d. 1680)
1601-03-19 - Alonzo Cano, Spanish painter/sculptor (Cathedral Granada)
1609-08-30 - Artus I Quellinus "the Old", Flemish sculptor, baptised
1612-09-28 - Michel Anguier, French sculptor
1625-06-06 - Domenico Guidi, Italian sculptor
1625-11-20 - Artus II Quellinus "the Young", Flemish sculptor, baptised
1637-10-20 - Nicolaas van der Veken, Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs)
1640-09-29 - Antoine Coyzevox, French sculptor, baptized
1648-04-04 - Grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver
1652-07-02 - Guillielmus "Willem" Kerricx, Flemish sculptor (Rozenkrans)
1652-08-10 - Peterus I Scheemaeckers, Flemish sculptor (tomb stones)
1658-01-08 - Nicolas Coustou, French sculptor (Descente de Croix)
1660-05-20 - Andreas Schlüter, German sculptor (d. 1714)
1669-07-04 - Alexander von Papenhoven, Flemish religious sculptor
Baroque Sculptor Giovanni BerniniBaroque Sculptor Giovanni Bernini (1598-12-07) 1677-04-25 - Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Chevaux the Marly)
1682-04-22 - Willem I Kerricx the Young, Flemish architect/sculptor/painter
1684-02-24 - Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (d. 1738)
1686-04-28 - Michael Brokoff, Czech sculptor (d. 1721)
1688-09-12 - Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (d. 1731)
1697-03-30 - John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor
1700-06-04 - Theodoor Verhaegen, Flemish sculptor
1700-10-10 - Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (d. 1759)
1706-02-12 - Josef Christian, German sculptor
1710-05-23 - Francois-Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures)
1714-01-26 - Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage)
1714-01-28 - Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)
1716-12-01 - Etienne-Maurice Falconet, French sculptor (d. 1791)
1717-06-20 - Jacques Saly, French sculptor (d. 1776)
1722-07-16 - Joseph Wilton, sculptor
1731-12-26 - Anthony Ziesenis, architect/sculptor (Town Hall of Westzaan)
1734-03-01 - Pieter Valck[x], South Netherland sculptor
1737-08-11 - Joseph Nollekins, London, sculptor
1740-06-18 - Karel van Poucke, Flemish sculptor
1740-09-07 - Johan Tobias Sergel, Swedish sculptor (d. 1814)
1740-11-24 - John Bacon, English sculptor
1741-03-20 - Jean Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (d. 1828)
1742-10-12 - Johan Peter Melchior, German sculptor
1753-11-06 - Mikhail Kozlovsky, Russian sculptor (d. 1802)
1755-07-06 - John Flaxman, English sculptor (Westminster Abbey tomb stones)
1757-11-01 - Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor
1764-05-20 - J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer
1768-11-13 - Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (d. 1844)
1770-11-19 - Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen, Copenhagen Denmark, sculptor (Dying Lion)
1770-11-19 - Bertel Thowwaldsen, Danish sculptor
1777-01-02 - Christian D Rauch, German sculptor
1788-03-12 - Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor
1790-06-19 - John Gibson, British (?) sculptor
1792-02-23 - Istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor
1795-02-10 - Ary Scheffer, Dutch painter/etcher/sculptor
1796-09-25 - Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (d. 1875)
1805-06-29 - Hiram Powers, US sculptor (Greek Slave)
1805-09-06 - Horatio Greenough, US, neo-classical sculptor/writer (Form & Function)
1807-02-08 - Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist (d. 1889)
1808-02-26 - Honoré Daumier, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 1879)
1810-07-11 - Eugene L Simonis, Belgian sculptor
1810-12-13 - Clark Mills, US, sculptor (Freedom, Armed Liberty)
1814-03-22 - Thomas Crawford, US sculptor (Babes in the Wood)
1815-02-21 - Ernest Meissonier, French painter/sculptor
1816-07-11 - French A Durlet, Belgian sculptor/architect
1817-03-01 - Giovanni Duprè, Italian sculptor (d. 1882)
1819-06-03 - Thomas Ball, US, sculptor/painter/singer
1824-05-11 - Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (d. 1904)
1827-05-11 - Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (d. 1875)
1828-01-28 - Michel Abeloos, Flemish sculptor
1830-10-09 - Harriet Hosmer, sculptor
1830-11-23 - Kaspar CE Ritter von Zumbusch, German/Austria sculptor
1831-04-12 - Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter/sculptor
1831-09-07 - Alexandre Falguière, French sculptor and painter (d. 1900)
1832-01-06 - Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)
1834-08-02 - Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, Colmar France, sculptor (Statue of Liberty)
1835-01-03 - Larkin Goldsmith Mead, sculptor
1837-10-18 - Friedrich W Mengelberg, German sculptor/painter
Sculptor Auguste RodinSculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-11-12) 1840-11-12 - Auguste Rodin, Meudon, France, sculptor (Kiss, Thinker), (d. 1917)
1841-02-25 - Pierre Auguste Renoir, Limoges France, Impressionist painter/sculptor
1841-04-13 - Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (d. 1905)
1843-10-21 - Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor (Peter the Great)
1846-08-23 - Alexander Milne Calder, American sculptor (d. 1923)
1847-10-06 - Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor
1848-03-01 - Augustus Saint-Gaudens, US, sculptor/designer (1907 $20 gold piece)
1849-06-08 - Juliaan Dillens, Flemish sculptor (Anspach Monument)
1850-04-20 - Daniel Chester, French/American sculptor (Minute Man)
1854-08-12 - Alfred Gilbert, sculptor/goldsmith
1855-07-30 - James Edward Kelly, US, sculptor "Sculptor of American History"
1857-02-18 - Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor
1858-06-20 - Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (portraits)
1858-09-12 - Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter/sculptor
1860-02-18 - Anders Zorn, Swedish painter/etcher/sculptor (Gustavus Vasa)
Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste RenoirPainter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-02-25) 1860-02-21 - Goscombe John, Welsh sculptor (d. 1952)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

1876-12-29 - Frederic A Bartholdi (Statue of Liberty sculptor) weds Jeanne-Emilie
1930-06-21 - "Titanic" actress Gloria Stuart (19) weds sculptor Blair Gordon Newell
2005-08-30 - "Squeeze" band founder Jools Holland (47) weds sculptor Christabel McEwen at St. James Church in Cooling, Kent, England

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 231

1256-06-13 - Tankei, Japanese sculptor (b. 1173)
1438-10-20 - Jacopo di Piero della Quercia, Italian sculptor, dies at about 64
1455-12-01 - Lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian sculptor, dies at 77
1466-12-13 - Donatello, Florentine artist and sculptor (b. 1386)
1482-02-10 - Luca della Robbia, Italian sculptor (majolica reliefs), dies at 81
1488-10-07 - Andrea del Verrochio, sculptor/painter/goldsmith, dies at about 52
1519-09-21 - Hans Backofen/Backoffen, German sculptor, dies at about 49
1522-08-27 - Giovanni A Amadei/Amadeo, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at about 75
1531-07-08 - Tilman Riemenschneider, German sculptor, dies at 71
1560-02-07 - Bartolomeo Bandinelli, Italian sculptor (b. 1493)
1564-02-18 - Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian sculptor/painter (David), dies at 88
Painter MichelangeloPainter Michelangelo (1564-02-18) 1566-08-04 - Girolamo della Robbia, Italian sculptor (Majolica relief), dies
1570-11-27 - Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (b. 1486)
1571-02-14 - Benvenuto Cellini, Ital sculptor/writer (Perseus), dies at 70
1585-10-06 - Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor, dies
1592-04-22 - Bartolommeo Ammanati, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at 80
1596-05-27 - Tibaldi II, Italian painter/sculptor/architect, dies
1620-06-29 - John Aerts, Flemish sculptor
1625-11-14 - Giulio C Procaccini, Italian sculptor/painter, dies
1626-12-15 - Adriaen de Vries, Dutch sculptor/painter, dies at about 70
1640-10-26 - Pietro Tacca, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at 63
1646-04-10 - Santino Solari, Swiss architect and sculptor (b. 1576)
1647-08-24 - Nicholas Stone "Elder", English sculptor/architect, dies at about 61
1654-06-10 - Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at 58
1658-12-26 - Simon Guillain, French sculptor (Castle of Blois/Sorbonne), dies at 78
1660-12-03 - Jacques Sarazin, French sculptor/painter, dies at about 70
1662-04-04 - Leonhart Kern, German sculptor , dies at about 73
1667-08-03 - Francesco Borromini, Swiss sculptor and architect (b. 1599)
1667-09-03 - Alonso Cano, Spanish painter/sculptor/architect, dies at 66
1668-08-09 - Francois Anguier, French sculptor, dies at about 64
1668-08-23 - Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies
Baroque Sculptor Giovanni BerniniBaroque Sculptor Giovanni Bernini (1680-11-28) 1680-11-28 - Giovanni Bernini, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 81
1686-07-10 - Ercole Ferrata, Italian sculptor/restauranteur, dies at 76
1686-07-11 - Michel Anguier, French sculptor, dies at 75
1700-11-30 - Artus II Quellinus [Quellien/"the Young], Flemish sculptor, dies at 75
1701-03-28 - Domenico Guidi, Italian sculptor, dies at 75
1715-09-01 - François Girardon, French sculptor (b. 1628)
1720-10-10 - Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor (b. 1640)
1721-01-07 - Rochus Aerts, Flemish sculptor, dies [or 1739]
1721-09-08 - Michael Brokoff, Czech sculptor (b. 1686)
1731-03-08 - Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (b. 1688)
1738-02-15 - Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (b. 1684)
1742-07-19 - John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor, dies at 45
1746-02-20 - Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68
1748-04-12 - William Kent, English sculptor/architect (Kensington Palace), dies
1759-02-15 - Alexander von Papenhoven, Flemish religious sculptor, dies at 89
1759-05-12 - Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (b. 1700)
1759-07-25 - Theodoor Verhaegen, Flemish sculptor, dies
1762-01-11 - Louis-François Roubiliac, French sculptor (b. 1695)
1768-04-19 - Filippo della Valle, Italian sculptor, dies at about 70
1771-03-08 - Louis August le Clerc, French-born sculptor (b. 1688)
1776-05-04 - Jacques Saly, French sculptor (b. 1717)
1777-06-22 - Josef Christian, German sculptor, dies at 71
1777-07-13 - Guillaume Coustou Jr, French sculptor (Apollo/Mars/Venus), dies at 61
1783-05-03 - Pieter Valck(x), South Netherlands sculptor, dies at 49
1784-07-15 - Johan B Straub, South German sculptor, dies
1785-08-21 - Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon), dies
1790-01-02 - Joseph A Feuchtmayer (Feichtmayer), German rococo sculptor, dies
1799-08-07 - John Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58
1801-03-25 - Anthony Ziesenis, architect/sculptor (Camper), dies at 69
1802-11-12 - Charles van Poucke, Flemish sculptor, dies at 62
1809-05-08 - Augustin Pajou, French sculptor (Bachante), dies at 78
1810-09-09 - Johann Baptiste Hagenauer, Austrian sculptor, dies at 78
1821-02-23 - Marie-Anne Collot, French sculptor, dies
1822-10-13 - Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor, dies at 64
1825-06-13 - Johan Peter Melchior, German sculptor, dies at 82
1826-12-07 - John Flaxman, Engl sculptor (tombs at St Paul's Cathedral), dies at 71
1828-07-15 - Jean Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (b. 1741)
1833-01-17 - William Rush, Indians sculptor (Spirit of the Schuylkill), dies
1850-01-27 - J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/writer, dies at 85
1856-01-05 - Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor, dies at 67
1856-07-04 - Istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor, dies at 64
1857-12-03 - Christian D Rauch, German sculptor, dies at 80
1858-06-15 - Ary Scheffer, painter/etcher/sculptor, dies at 63
1866-01-27 - John Gibson, sculptor, dies
1867-03-02 - French A Durlet, Belgian sculptor/architect, dies at 50
1874-08-27 - John Henry Foley, sculptor, dies
1875-06-25 - Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (b. 1796)
1875-10-12 - Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (b. 1827)
1881-04-19 - Michel Abeloos, Flemish sculptor, dies at 53
1882-06-25 - François Jouffroy, French sculptor (b. 1806)
1882-07-11 - Eugene L Simonis, Belgian sculptor, dies on 72nd birthday
1891-01-31 - Ernest Meissonier, French painter/etcher/sculptor, dies at 75
1893-01-16 - Johan Philip Koelman, painter/sculptor/architect, dies at 74
1902-07-14 - Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor, dies at 58
1904-01-10 - Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (b. 1824)
1904-10-04 - Frederic Auguste Bertholdi, French sculptor (Statue of Liberty), dies
1904-12-24 - Juliaan Dillens, Flemish sculptor, dies at 55
1905-02-04 - Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (b. 1841)
1905-04-04 - Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter/sculptor, dies at 73
1907-08-03 - August Saint-Gaudens, Irish/US sculptor (Mrs Henry Adams), dies at 59
1911-12-11 - Thomas Ball, US sculptor/painter/singer, dies at 92
1915-06-05 - Brzeska, sculptor, dies
1915-09-27 - Kaspar C E Ritter von Zumbusch, German/Austrian sculptor, dies at 84
1916-01-08 - Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (b. 1884)
1916-07-11 - Rik Wouters, Belgian painter/sculptor (Doll Virgin), dies
Sculptor Auguste RodinSculptor Auguste Rodin (1917-11-17) 1917-11-17 - Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77
1919-02-06 - Friedrich W Mengelberg, German sculptor/painter, dies at 81
1919-09-06 - Worm Pander, sculptor
1919-12-03 - Pierre A Renoir, French painter/sculptor, dies at 78


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