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WIENER, LEOPOLD:

Belgian engraver and sculptor; born in Holland 1823; died at Brussels Jan. 24, 1891. He was a resident of Boitsfort, a small town near Brussels, of which he was several times elected mayor. In this place he devoted his undivided attention to engraving and sculpture; and several pieces of statuary sculptured by him are displayed in public squares throughout Belgium. In 1864 he was appointed engraver to the government, and soon after royal engraver, various titles of distinction being conferred upon him.

Wiener enjoyed a high reputation in musical circles also, and was at one time vice-president of the Conservatoire at Brussels. Many schools and institutions, notably a school of design for the working classes, owe their origin to his activity and energy.

Bibliography:
  • Jew. Chron. Jan. 30, 1891, p. 8.
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