(1850 - 1907)
Joseph Sibbel was active/lived in New York, Ohio / Germany. Joseph Sibbel is known for ecclesiastical and military figure sculpture.
Biography Joseph Sibbel
Joseph Sibbel (b. Dulmen, 7 June 1850; d. in New York, 10 July 1907) was a German-born sculptor.
As a boy he evinced the inclination for cutting ornaments and figures from wood, which attracted the attention of his teacher, who urged the parents of the boy to send him to Munster, Westphalia. At the establishment of the wood carver, Friedrich A. Ewertz, Sibbel developed an interest in ecclesiastical sculpture. He spent his leisure time in visiting the studio of the sculptor Theodore Achterman, where he acquired the art of modeling in clay.
In 1873 he emigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio. Here he joined several other artists from the same workshop, who had established an atelier for ecclesiastical sculpture, mostly in wood. When this e
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