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GEEFS, Josef (1808 - 1885), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
GEEFS, Josef (1808 - 1885), Sculptor

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Belgian, 19th century, male.

Born 23 December 1808, in Antwerp; died 19 October 1885, in Brussels.


He was the brother and pupil of Willem Geefs. He won the Prix de Rome in 1836, and was appointed professor at the academy in Antwerp in 1841. He received many honours, becoming a member of the Belgian royal academy in 1842, and was made a knight, officer and commander

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