(1798 - 1872)
Ferdinand Friedrich August Pettrich was active/lived in Pennsylvania / Germany, Italy. Ferdinand Pettrich is known for sculptor-portrait bust.
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Biography Ferdinand Pettrich
A sculptor, Ferdinand Pettrich was born in Dresden, Germany and learned carving from this father who was the court sculptor to the king of Saxony. Pettrich as a young man went to Rome where he studied with Bertel Thorwaldsen, a famed Danish sculptor.
In 1835, he and his wife sailed for the United States where they settled in Philadelphia.
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