APAP VINCENT Malta Maltese SCULPTURE own hand bozzetto

Malta - Collection Only

12,500.00

‘Own hand’ , Maquette , Modello , Bozzetto ; [ ie; non-limited edition] WITH NO GESSO DUPLICATES . Rare and of historical interest.

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Vincent Apap, OBE (Maltese: Ċensu Apap, 13 November 1909 – 15 February 2003) was a Maltese sculptor who is well known for designing various public monuments and church statues, most notably the Triton Fountain in Valletta. He has been called “one of Malta’s foremost sculptors of the Modern Period” Apap was born in Valletta in 1909, and he was the older brother of the musician Joseph Apap and the painter William Apap. He attended the government central school, and in 1920 he began to attend evening classes in modelling and drawing. He was one of the first students to enroll in the newly established School of Art in 1925, where he studied sculpture under Antonio Micallef. In 1927, he won a scholarship to the British Academy of Arts in Rome, studying under the renowned Maltese sculptor Antonio Sciortino.

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