British, 18th century, male.
Born in Buckinghamshire; died c. 1795, in London.
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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