BORN 20 Jul 1862, Leipzig, Sachsen - DIED 6 Jan 1948, Leipzig, Sachsen|
GRAVE LOCATION Leipzig, Sachsen: Südfriedhof (V)
Sculptor of historism. He studied with Melchior zu Strassen in Leipzig and from 1886 to 1924 he was a teachter of the sculpting class at the Academy of Art in Leipzig. He married Else Riedel in 1887 and this helped him moving to higher circles in society.
He constructed a large Bismarck statue in Leipzig together with Josef Mágr. After the Second World War this was removed and replaced by a statue of Clara Zetkin. His statues of Gutenberg and Friedrich List were lost during the war. Other works were spared, among them several monuments at the Südfriedhof in Leipzig. He designed the momument at his own grave there after his wife died.
Löffler, Katrin; Iris Schöpa; Heidrun Sprinz, Der Leipziger Südfriedhof, Edition Leipzig, Leipzig, 2004
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