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Beyer, Ralph Alexander (1921–2008), letter carver and sculptor, was born on 6 April 1921 in Rathenower Strasse in the Tiergarten area of Berlin, the elder son and eldest of three children of Oskar Wilhelm Laurenz Georg Beyer (1890–1964), art historian, and his wife, ...

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Christmas family (per. c. 1610–c. 1640), sculptors, woodcarvers, and pageant artificers, were active in London. Gerard Christmas (bap. 1576, d. 1634) was born into a family that lived on the eastern edge of the City of London and may have come from ...

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Gibbons, Grinling (1648–1721), woodcarver and sculptor, was born on 14 April 1648 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, one of four known children of James Gibbons (fl. 1637–1659), draper, and Elizabeth Grinling (fl. 1637–1659). Both his parents were English. James Gibbons had been admitted to the freedom of the ...

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Grinling Gibbons (1648–1721) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1690 The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

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Thomas, John (1813–1862), architectural sculptor, was born at Chalford, Gloucestershire, and rose from modest beginnings to outstanding success. His parents are untraced. Apprenticed in 1825 to a stonemason, he was regarded as a 'prodigy of precocious genius' (Art Journal). In the final year of his apprenticeship, on a visit to his brother ...