Kiss, August

SCULPTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 11 Oct 1802, Paprotzan, Oberschlesien - DIED 24 Mar 1865, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Alter St. Matthäus Friedhof, Grossgörschenstrasse 12 (Erb 28 D-wI)

August Kiss was the son of an administrator at the Paprotzaner ironworks in Tichau. In 1822 he went to Berlin to study sculpture. He was taught at the Prussian Academy of Arts and at the Chritian Rauch's studio. At an early age he created a relief for the gable field of the Nicolaikirche in Berlin. His fame rose after he created a sculpture of an amazon fightin a panther in 1839. In 1842 he created a marble version for king Ludwig I of Bavaria. A bronze version was placed in front of the Altes Museum in Berlin.

For Breslau he created a statue of Frederick the Great in 1847. In 1851 a statue of king Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia was unveiled in Königsberg. His statue of Wilhelm Beurth was placed in front of the Bauakademie in Berlin. He is also the creator of the St. Georgsgruppe at the Nikolaiviertel in Berlin. For the grave of Schinkel in Berlin he crerated a medal portrait. He suddenly died in 1865 in Berlin.

Related persons
• made a sculpture of Friedrich Wilhelm III, king of Prussia
• was pupil to Rauch, Christian Daniel

Images

"Glaube, Liebe, Hoffnung".
(1865)
Picture by Androom (14 Aug 2000)

 

The grave of August Kiss at the Alter St. Matthäus Friedhof, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2008)

 

The grave of August Kiss at the Alter St. Matthäus Friedhof, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2008)

 

Sources
• Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994
Ups, falsche Adresse – Berlin Street
August Kiß – Wikipedia


Kissling, Richard

Published: 30 Jan 2021
Last update: 25 Apr 2022