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LESSING, Otto (1846 - 1912), Painter, sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LESSING, Otto (1846 - 1912), Painter, sculptor

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 24 February 1846, in Düsseldorf; died 22 November 1912, in Berlin.

Painter, sculptor.

Otto Lessing studied initially under his father, the painter Karl Friedrich Lessing, before going on to study sculpture in Karlsruhe and in A. Wolf's studio in Berlin. He was accepted into the Berlin academy in 1884. He devoted himself exclusively to sculpture from 1872 and was

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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