(1647 - after 1674)
Pieter Xavery was active/lived in Netherlands. Pieter Xavery is known for sculpture.
Biography Pieter Xavery
One of the most prolific and original genre sculptor was Pieter
Xaveri. The course of his life is shrouded in mystery: thought to be
from Antwerp, he studied maths at the University of Leiden in 1670 and
married in the same city before disappearing in 1674.
His earliest dated
work is from 1667, and the latest 1673, suggesting he was only active
for a few years. Xaveri executed one of the few documented commissions
for genre sculpture, a set of terracotta groups forming two quibbling
parties in front of a magistrate. It was made for the Vierschaar of the
Leiden town hall, a space designed in its entirety by Xaveri.