Herman Wilhelm Bissen
|Herman Wilhelm Bissen|
13 October 1798|
|Died||10 March 1868
|Education||Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts|
|Movement||Danish Golden Age, Neoclassicism|
Herman Wilhelm Bissen (13 October 1798 – 10 March 1868) was a Danish sculptor.
Bissen first studied painting in Copenhagen, then became a pupil of the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. In 1824, he travelled to Rome and met Christian Daniel Rauch in Berlin. Under the influence of Thorvaldsen, his style changed from romanticism to neo-classicism. Back in Denmark, Bissen became professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen in 1834, changing in style to realism. Among his works are the monumental Landsoldaten (1858) in Fredericia and the Isted Lion (1862) (originally in Flensburg, over Berlin and Copenhagen and back to Flensburg) and many smaller pieces.
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