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AFINGER, Bernhard (1813 - 1882), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
AFINGER, Bernhard (1813 - 1882), Sculptor

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 6 May 1813, in Nuremberg; died 25 December 1882, in Berlin.


The son of an impoverished artisan. In his youth, despite his great artistic aspirations, family circumstances meant he had to work with his father as a weaver. He worked his way across the country, and after four years' apprenticeship succeeded in gaining admission to a silverware manufactory in Nuremberg. While

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