Joseph Nollekens

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Birthday
11, 1737
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 23, 1823 (85)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
11, 1737
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 23, 1823 (85)

About

English sculptor who is generally considered to be the greatest British sculptor of the late 18th century. He sculpted Castor and Pollux.

Before Fame

He studied under Peter Scheemakers and then worked as an antiques dealer, restorer and copier in Rome.

Trivia

He received patronage from King George III.

Family Life

His father was a painter.

Associated With

He created a bust of playwright David Garrick.