BORN 9 Jul 1868, Ruhrort am Rhein, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 8 Feb 1934, Berlin|
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Friedhof Heerstrasse, Trahkener Allee 1, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (Feld 8-D-3/4 (Ehrengrab))
August Kraus was a pupil of Reinhold Begas (1891-1898). During a long stay in Rome (1901-1906) he turned away from Begas' work and he became a follower of the new classicism of Adolph von Hildebrandt.
From 1911 to 1913 he was vice president of the Freien Secession (Free Secession) in Berlin. From 1914 to 1920 he was the director of the Rauch Museum. In 1933 he became the president of the Akademie der Künste.
During a storm in 1934 his monument for emperor Heinrich at the Siegesallee in Berlin was damaged and at the same hour he died in Berlin.
was teacher to Mucchi-Wiegmann, Jenny
Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994