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ÁLVAREZ, Manuel (1727 - 1797), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ÁLVAREZ, Manuel (1727 - 1797), Sculptor

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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Born 1727, in Salamanca; died 1797, in Madrid.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, figures. Statues, equestrian statues, groups.

Having begun his studies in his native city, Álvarez moved to Madrid to take up an apprenticeship with Alessandro de Castro, who set him to work on sculptures for the new royal palace. In 1757, Álvarez became a member of the academy of

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