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COLYN, Alexander (1527 - 1612), Sculptor, metal worker, architect

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
COLYN, Alexander (1527 - 1612), Sculptor, metal worker, architect

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Flemish School, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1527 or 1529, in Mechelen; died 17 August 1612, in Innsbruck.

Sculptor, metal worker, architect.

A pupil of Conrad Meyt, until 1562 he was director of architectural works to Prince Otto Friedrich in Heidelberg. He worked on the low reliefs for the tomb of the Emperor Maximilian in Innsbruck until 1566, then went to Mechelen. On returning

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