About the artist

August Falise was a Dutch sculptor and medailleur. Next to smaller sculptures he designed large monuments of public figures in stone or messing which are still present in many towns in the Netherlands. Falise descended from a French/Belgian family of plasterers. He went to the Rijksschool voor Kunstnijverheid (National School for craft industry) and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (Academy of Fine Arts) in Amsterdam. He was a teacher of anatomic drawings and modelling at the AKV St. Joost in Den Bosch. Falise won many prizes and received Dutch and international awards. The street where he lived was renamed in 1941 to August Faliseweg. In 1936 he was awarded the Order of St. Gregory the Great and the Belgium Order of the Crown. He was a member of the Arti et Amicitiae association in Amsterdam. Falise died in 1963 in Wageningen.