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ELKAN, Benno (1877 - 1960), Sculptor, medallist, painter, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ELKAN, Benno (1877 - 1960), Sculptor, medallist, painter, draughtsman

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German, 20th century, male.

Active in England.

Born 2 December 1877, in Dortmund; died 10 January 1960, in London.

Sculptor, medallist, painter, draughtsman, writer. Portraits. Busts, medallions, monuments.


Benno Elkan was the son of a tailor who had been given Jewish religious instruction. He initially began training for a career in business, but gave it up to study painting

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