(1816 - 1880)
Karoly Alexy was active/lived in Hungary. Karoly Alexy is known for sculpture.
Biography Karoly Alexy
The bronze modeler Karoly Alexy (1816-1880) visited the Sunday classes at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts from 1834. He became a student in the sculpture class of Josef Klieber. In 1841, he made a portrait bust and an equestrian statue of Queen Victoria and thereby gained a great reputation.
After the revolution in the Empire of Austria in 1848 and 1849, he moved to London and worked in the studio of William Behnes. He then worked as a freelance sculptor. In 1861, Alexy returned to Hungary, where he worked as a drawing teacher.
Today, works of Alexy are in important museum collections, including the Heeresgeschichtliche Museum in Vienna. (cko)