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Johannes Wiedewelt

Born: Copenhagen, 1 September 1731
Died: Copenhagen, 14 December 1802
Nationality: Danish

son of sculptor


with father, Just Wiedewelt; with Guillaume Coustou (1750-58, Paris)


1753 – wins silver medal from Académie Royale

1758 – becomes Royal Danish Art Academy (Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi) member

1761 – becomes Danish Academy professor (serves as director 8 times)

1802 – death (probably suicide by drowning)


Paris (1750-54), Rome (1754-58), England and France (1768-69)

Commissions from: 

Frederik V (King of Denmark)

Important Artworks: 

Memorial Grove sculptures, 1779-89 (Jaegerspris Park, Denmark)