Andrés Alén - Andrés Alén
|Birth|| XIX century |
Catalonia ( Spain )
Andrés Alén was a Spanish sculptor. [ 1 ]
In 1857 he worked on a bust - "precious", according to the journalist Ossorio and Bernard - of the then general capital of the region, Juan Zapatero . [ 1 ] According to a critic of the time, the resemblance to the depicted was complete and had great finesse in detail. [ 1 ]
At the Fine Arts Exhibition held in that capital in 1858, he also presented some works. [ 1 ]
At the beginning of 1867 he was working on a statue of Saint George for the façade of the palace of the Barcelona Provincial Council , whose model was approved by the Academy of Arts. [ 1 ] He also made a sculpture of Queen Elizabeth II for the meeting room of the same palace, and others for the municipal council. [ 1 ]
- Ossorio y Bernard, 1868, p. 17.
- Parts of this article include text from the Biographical Gallery of 19th Century Spanish Artists (1868), a work by Manuel Ossorio and Bernard (1839-1904) in the public domain.