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Flaxman, John I.

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI:
Flaxman, John I.

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British, 18th century, male.

Born in Buckinghamshire; died c. 1795, in London.

Sculptor, modeller.

John Flaxman I's family were staunch supporters of the Parliamentary cause during the English Civil War. He was employed as a modeller by the French-born English sculptor Roubiliac, and the Flemish sculptor Scheemakers. Flaxman ran his own plaster-cast shop in London, first in Covent Garden, and later on the Strand. He was the father of William Flaxman and John Flaxman II....

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Subjects: Sculpture and Carving ; 18th-Century Art

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