Angst, Carl Albert

SCULPTOR (SWITZERLAND)
BORN 19 Jul 1875, Genève - DIED 4 May 1965, Genève
GRAVE LOCATION Genève: Cimetière de Plainpalais, Rue des Rois (394)

Carl Albert Angst worked from 1896 until 1911 in Paris as a sculptor and a woodcarver, first for Auguste Dampt and from 1903 onwards for himself. In 1910 he became a Citizen of Honour of Geneva and from 1911 until 1913 he was professor at the École des Arts Industriels in that city.

In 1913 he decided to spend all the time on sculpting. He received many commissions for public places in Geneva, Lausanne and other cities. His work shows both Greek and Egyptian influences. Rodin was his great example. In 1929 he was a member of the organisation comittee for the International Exposition of Fine Arts in Brussels.

In 1987 many of his works were lost during a fire at the depot of the Musée d'art et d'histoire in Geneva.

Related persons
• was influenced by Rodin, Auguste

Sources
• Rossel, Patrice, Une visite du cimetière de Plainpalais, Les Iles Futures, 1994
Carl Angst — Wikipédia
Angst, Carl Albert

Images

The grave of Carl Albert Angst at the Cimetière de Plainpalais, Genève.
Picture by Androom (06 Dec 2007)

 


Anlauf, Günther

Published: 14 Jun 2008
Last update: 14 Jun 2008