Lederer, Hugo

SCULPTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 16 Nov 1871, Znaim, Südmähren - DIED 1 Aug 1940, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Stahnsdorf, Berlin: Wilmersdorfer Waldfriedhof, Bahnhofstraße 2 (Feld F V-S II-5/5a)

Sculptor of many fountains and monuments. He was educated in berlin (1885-1888) and became assistant to Johannes Schiling in Dresden in 1890. In 1892 Behrens called him to Breslau and in the same year he went to work for R. Toberentz in Berlin.

From 1895 onwards Lederer worked for himself as a sculptor and in 1906 he created one of his major works, the 15 meters high Bismarck Monument in Hamburg.

In 1912 Lederer was appointed Professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Berlin and in 1919 he became a member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin.

Works:
'Das Schicksal' (Friedhof Ohlsdorf, Hamburg, 1905); Bärenbrunnen (Berlin, 1928); Stierbrunnen (Berlin, 1934]; Heinrich Heine Monument (1926-1933, Stadtpark, Hamburg, removed by the nazi's and melt down in 1943).

Sources
• Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994
• Aubert, Joachim, Handbuch der Grabstätten berühmter Deutscher, Österreicher und Schweizer, Deutscher Kunstverlag, München, 1975
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Images

The grave of Hugo Lederer at the Wilmersdorfer Waldfriedhof in Berlin.
Picture by androom (23 Aug 2006)

 

"Das Schicksal".
(Hamburg: Ohlsdorfer Friedhof)
 

Sculpture by Hugo Lederer at the Ohlsdorfer Friedhof in Hamburg.
(Hamburg: Ohlsdorfer Friedhof)
 


Ledger, Edward

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 14 Apr 2007