Edvard Eriksen

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Edvard Eriksen
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Born (1876-03-10)10 March 1876
Died 12 January 1959(1959-01-12) (aged 82)

Edvard Eriksen (10 March 1876 - 12 January 1959) was a Danish-Icelandic sculptor. He is best known as the creator of the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen 1909-1913.

He apprenticed as a wood carver, after which he trained at the Royal Academy 1894-99. Among his other works are allegorical statues of Christian 9th and Queen Louise's sarcophagi in Roskilde Cathedral (1910–18). Edvard Eriksen taught at the Royal Academy between 1908–19 and was a conservator at Thorvaldsen Museum 1930-53.[1]


  1. ^ "Edvard Eriksen". Gyldendale. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 

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