|Died||12 January 1959 (aged 82)|
|Resting place||Vestre Cemetery, Copenhagen|
|The Little Mermaid statue, Langelinie, Copenhagen|
Edvard Eriksen (10 March 1876 - 12 January 1959) was a Danish-Icelandic sculptor. He is best known as the creator of The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen 1909-1913, and used his wife, Eline Eriksen, as the model for the statue's body, and actress Ellen Price as the model for the mermaid's head.
Among his other works are the allegorical statues Grief, Memory and Love" made in 1908 in marble for the sarcophagus of Christian IX and Queen Louise in Roskilde Cathedral. Edvard Eriksen taught at the Royal Academy between 1908-1919 and was a conservator at Thorvaldsen Museum 1930-1953.
He travelled around Italy with his family learning to carve in marble and was made an honorary professor at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara and was appointed Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog in 1932.
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