Wildt Adolfo

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MILANO 1868 – MILANO 1931

Adolf Wildt came from a poor family of Swiss origin who many generations before had settled in Lombardy Because of his family’s limited means, Wildt left school at age nine to work as an apprentice; first as a hairdresser and then as a goldsmith At eleven he began his apprenticeship in the workshop of Giuseppe Grandi who introduced him to the working of marble His ability to finish the marble made him famous at the age of eighteen From 1888 he worked for Federico Villa, which made him known as one of the most famous sculptors of the Lombardi era At the same time, Wildt could continue his studies at the Brera, the School of Applied Arts and then at the Accademia di Belle Arti

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