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BONNESEN, Carl Johan (1868 - 1920), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BONNESEN, Carl Johan (1868 - 1920), Sculptor

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Danish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 26 May 1868, in Aalborg; died c. 1920.

Sculptor. Figures, animals. Groups.

Carl Bonnesen was an apprentice carpenter who studied sculpture at the academy of fine arts from 1887; in 1889 he exhibited his first work, Hun Chieftain, which attracted critical attention. He won prizes in both 1889 and 1890 and was subsequently supported by grants from various

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