Tag: Coin Designers and Engravers.

  • Jacques-Jean Barre, 1790 – 1855. French engraver.

    Jacques-Jean Barre, 1790 – 1855. French engraver.

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Jacques-Jean Barre was a French artist born in Paris on August 3, 1793, and died in the same city on June 10, 1855. He was the Chief Engraver of Coins at the Monnaie de Paris from 1843 to 1855 and is known for creating the Great Seal of France as well…

  • Désiré-Albert Barre, 1818 – 1878. French engraver.

    Désiré-Albert Barre, 1818 – 1878. French engraver.

    Reading Time: < 1 minute Désiré-Albert Barre (1818-1878) was a French painter, stamp designer, and medal engraver. He studied at the École des beaux-arts de Paris and was a pupil of Paul Delaroche. Barre exhibited biblical subjects at the Salon de Paris from 1843 to 1851 and won a third-class medal in 1846. He painted…

  • Benedetto Pistrucci: The Italian Artist Behind the British Sovereign Coin

    Benedetto Pistrucci: The Italian Artist Behind the British Sovereign Coin

    Reading Time: 7 minutes Benedetto Pistrucci, an Italian gem-engraver, medallist, and coin engraver, is renowned for his Saint George and the Dragon design featured on the British sovereign coin. He was commissioned by the British government to create the Waterloo Medal, which he spent thirty years completing. Born in Rome in 1783, Pistrucci began his…

  • Lucien Bazor, 1889 – 1974. French engraver.

    Lucien Bazor, 1889 – 1974. French engraver.

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Lucien Bazor, who was trained by his father Albert Bazor, became a famous engraver. He studied under the 22nd Chief Engraver of Coins, Jules Patey, before taking his place as the 23rd Chief Engraver of Coins in 1930. Lucien Bazor is responsible for the creation of a wide variety of coins,…

  • Wojciech Pietranik. (Born 1950)

    Wojciech Pietranik. (Born 1950)

    Reading Time: < 1 minute Wojciech Pietranik was born in 1950 in the city of Gdansk, Poland. He began studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk at the age of 20. He graduated in 1975 with an honors diploma. Wojciech moved to Australia in 1985 where he undertook a variety of jobs as…

  • Ian Rank-Broadley. (Born 1952) 

    Ian Rank-Broadley. (Born 1952) 

    Reading Time: 2 minutes In 1952 Ian Rank-Broadley was born at Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, growing up and then studying at the Epsom School of Art, where he studied sculpture under Bruce McLean, moving on to the Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London, with Post-graduate studies under Reg Butler, Michael Kenny & John Davies. Ian…