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ALGARDI, Alessandro (1595 - 1654), Sculptor, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ALGARDI, Alessandro (1595 - 1654), Sculptor, draughtsman

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1595 or 1602, in Bologna; died 10 June 1654, in Rome.

Sculptor, draughtsman. Religious subjects, figures. Busts.

[not available online]The son of a silk merchant, he studied in Bologna under Lodovico Caracci and the sculptor Giulio Cesare Conventi. In 1622, he was retained by the court of Duke Ferdinand as a sculptor working in ivory, bronze and silver. He

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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