Karl Storck

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Karl Storck
Karl Storck - 2007.10.28 - Cimitirul Evanghelic Bucuresti.jpg
Born (1826-05-21)May 21, 1826
Hanau
Died March 30, 1887(1887-03-30) (aged 60)
Bucharest
Nationality Hessian, Romanian
Known for sculpture, engraving, art theory
Movement Academic

Karl Storck was a Hessian-born Romanian sculptor and art theorist.

Biography[edit]

Karl Storck was born on in Hanau, Grand Duchy of Hesse.[1] Having been trained and working for a time as an engraver, he became sculptor only later.[2] He studied in Paris, from where he was driven out by the French Revolution of 1848.[3] He settled in Bucharest in 1849, and spent the years 1856-1857 in Munich where he trained as sculptor.[4] In 1865 he became the first professor of sculpture at the Fine Arts Academy in Bucharest, becoming the most prominent figure and main developer in this early period of modern Romanian sculpture[5][6]

His sons, Carol Storck (1854–1926) and Frederic Storck (1872–1924), were also noted artists.

Notable pupils[edit]

List of works[edit]

Portraits

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, p.721
  2. ^ Turner, p.721
  3. ^ Turner, p.721
  4. ^ Turner, p.721
  5. ^ Daicoviciu, p.123
  6. ^ Keefe, p.98

References[edit]

  • Jane Turner (1996). The Dictionary of Art. Grove's Dictionaries. ISBN 9781884446009. 
  • Eugene K. Keefe (1972). Area Handbook for Romania. U.S. Gov. Print. Off. 
  • Constantin Daicoviciu (1966). Romania: Geography, History, Economy, Culture: Geography, History, Economy, Culture. Meridiane Pub. House. 

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Marin Mihalache, Sculptorii Storck ("The Storck Sculptors"), Editura Meridiane, Bucharest, 1975, LCCN: 75409215, LC: NB933.S83 M54