Bertel Thorvaldsen

(1770 - 1844)
Bertel Thorvaldsen was a Danish sculptor and medalist of international fame, who spent most of his life (1797-1838) in Italy. Thorvaldsen was born in Copenhagen into a working-class Danish/Icelandic family, and was accepted to the Royal Danish Academy of Art at the age of eleven. Working part-time with his father, who was a wood carver, Thorvaldsen...
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