August Falise

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August Falise
Schilderijaugustfalise.jpg
August Falise; Painting by Georg Sturm, 1917
Born Augustinus Franciscus Henri Falise
(1875-01-26)26 January 1875
Wageningen, Netherlands
Died 6 January 1936(1936-01-06) (aged 60)
Wageningen, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Education Rijksakademie
Known for sculpting

Augustinus Franciscus Henri Falise (26 January 1875 in Wageningen – 7 January 1936) was a Dutch sculptor and medailleur (minter of medals).[1][2] Next to smaller sculptures he designed large monuments of public figures in stone or messing which are still present in many towns in the Netherlands.

Biography[edit]

Falise descended from a French/Belgian family of plasterers that had settled in Wageningen. He was a teacher of anatomic drawings and modelling at the AKV St. Joost in 's-Hertogenbosch. In 1912 he moved in Wageningen into the house Antonia. The street where he lived, was partially renamed in 1941 to August Faliseweg. He was married to Antoinette Hof; the marriage was childless. Falise won many prizes and received Dutch and international awards. In 1936 the award of the Order of St. Gregory the Great and the Belgium Order of the Crown (Belgium).

Exhibitions[edit]

The Museum De Casteelse Poort in Wageningen organized an exhibition about August Falise from 18 June 2010 until 20 February 2011.[3][4] This exhibition attracted substantial regional media attention and led to renewed interest in the once famous Dutch sculptor.

Work[edit]

August Falise with one of his statues

Statues that can be seen in public space:

Source: www.vanderkrogt.net[5]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "August Falise (1875-1936)" (in Dutch). Galeries.nl. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Falise, August" (in Dutch). Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tentoonstelling over beeldhouwer August Falise" (in Dutch). Historiek.net. 28 June 2010. Archived from the original on 22 February 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Expositie: August Falise (1875-1936)". Museum De Casteelse Poort. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Statues: August Falise". vanderkrogt.net. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Leerboek der anatomie, beschrijving van het geraamte, de spieren en de proportie van het menschelijk lichaam, ten dienste van het middelbaar onderwijs, van kunstacademies en van hen die zich bekwamen voor de kunstnijverheidacten door August Falise, beeldhouwer, met daarbij: anatomische atlas, inhoudende dertig bladen met afbeeldingen van het geraamte, de spieren en de proportie van het menschelijk lichaam, teekeningen van L. P. Cruyff, Arnhem, 1923, N.V. v.h. Kluppell & Ebeling. 
  • A.G. Steenbergen, Kent u ze nog ... de Wageningers, Europese Bibliotheek, Zaltbommel, 1973
  • A.G. Steenbergen, "August Falise 50 jaar geleden gestorven", in: Mededelingen van de Historische Vereniging "Oud Wageningen", 14 (1986) nr. 2, p. 25
  • P. Thoben, "August Falise. De beeldhouwer, 1875-1936", in: Mededelingen van de Historische Vereniging "Oud Wageningen", 14 (1986) nr. 3, p. 42
  • G.J.A. Hamilton, "August Falise, 1875-1936, beeldhouwer", in: Biografisch Woordenboek Gelderland, deel 9, p. 48-51, 2012, ISBN 978-90-8704-321-6

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