Wilhelm Bissen (October 13, 1798, Schleswig - March 10, 1868, Copenhagen) was a Danish sculptor.
Bissen first studied painting in Copenhagen, then became a pupil of the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. In 1824, he travelled to Rome and met Christian Daniel Rauch in Berlin. Under the influence of Thorvaldsen, his style changed from romanticism to neo-classicism. Back in Denmark, Bissen became professor at the Academy of Arts, Copenhagen in 1834, changing in style to realism. Among his works are the monumental den danske Landsoldat (1848) and the Iderstedter LĂ¶we (1862) in Flensburg and many smaller pieces.
*Bio of Bissen in Danish