Schadow, Johann Gottfried

Schadow, Johann Gottfried yō´hän gôt´frēt shä´dôf [key], 1764–1850, German sculptor of the neoclassical school. He studied in Rome. In 1788 he returned to Berlin, where he became court sculptor. Among his best-known works are the tomb of Count Alexander von der Mark in Berlin the Quadriga on the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin statues of Leopold von Dessau and Frederick the Great and monuments to Blücher at Rostock and to Luther at Wittenberg. His son Rudolph Schadow, 1786–1822, also a sculptor, was a follower of Canova and Thorvaldsen. Another son, Friedrich Wilhelm von Schadow-Godenhaus, 1789–1862, German religious and historical painter, was one of the Nazarenes . He was (1826–59) director of the Düsseldorf Academy.

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