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Abingdon, Alexander

Veronica Sekules.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving. 1014 words.

Abingdon, Alexander (fl. 1291–1316), sculptor, also known as ‘Imaginator’ or ‘le Imagineur’, is of unknown origins, though it has been conjectured that he trained in the masons' yard of...

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Acton, John Adams-

S. E. Fryer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving. 733 words.

Acton, John Adams- (1830–1910), sculptor, was born on 11 December 1830 at Acton Hill, Middlesex, one of the two surviving sons and three daughters of William Adams, an artist, and his wife,...

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Adams, Herbert Samuel

Michael W. Panhorst.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving. 1054 words.

Adams, Herbert Samuel (28 January 1858–21 May 1945), sculptor, was born in West Concord, Vermont, the son of Samuel Minot Adams, a machinist and patternmaker, and Nancy Ann Powers. Adams...

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Adams, Robert

Alastair Grieve.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Forms; Sculpture and Carving. 1212 words.

Adams, Robert (1917–1984), sculptor and designer, was born on 5 October 1917 at Far Cotton, Northamptonshire, the youngest of the three children of Arthur and Emily Adams. From about 1930...

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Aitken, Robert Ingersoll

Kelly Winquist.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving. 1050 words.

Aitken, Robert Ingersoll (08 May 1878–03 January 1949), sculptor, was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Charles H. Aitken and Katherine A. Higgens. He received his training at...

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Alken, Sefferin

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction. 3 words.

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Andrei, Giovanni

Wayne Craven.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving. 718 words.

Andrei, Giovanni (1770–21 October 1824), sculptor, was born in Carrara, Italy. His parents’ names and occupations are unknown. His earliest known work was the creation of the balustrade of...

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Archipenko, Alexander Porfirevich

Katherine Jánszky Michaelsen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving. 1396 words.

Archipenko, Alexander Porfirevich (30 May 1887–25 February 1964), sculptor, was born in Kiev, Ukraine, the son of Porfiry Antonovich Archipenko, a mechanical engineer, inventor, and...

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Armitage, (William) Kenneth

Tamsyn Woollcombe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving. 1998 words.

Armitage, (William) Kenneth (1916–2002), sculptor, was born on 18 July 1916 at 11 Norman Place, Street Lane, Leeds, the only son among the three children of William Richard Armitage, oil...

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Armstead, Henry Hugh

Walter Armstrong.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1152 words.

Armstead, Henry Hugh (1828–1905), sculptor and illustrator, was born in Bloomsbury, London, on 18 June 1828, the fourth and youngest son of John Armstead, and his wife, Ann, daughter of...

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