Küppers, Albert

SCULPTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 22 Feb 1842, Coesfeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 1929, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen
GRAVE LOCATION Bonn-Poppelsdorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Poppelsdorfer Friedhof

Albert Küppers studied under Johan von Halbig and Max von und Max von Widnmann in Munich. He worked in the studios of Hugo Hagen and Albert Wolff. In 1866 he went to London where he studied with John Henry foley and Thomas Woolner. In 1868 he settled in Bonn and he won a prize from the Academy in Berlin for "Auferstehung des Lazarus" in 1869. He travelled to Rome and returned to Bonn, where he became a teacher and later a professor at the university. He lived and worked in Poppelsdorf.

His best known work is the Carrara war monument at the Alter Friedhof in Bonn. His work can also be found at the Kunthalle in Hamburg and at the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Bonn.

Related persons
• was pupil to Halbig, Johann von
• designed grave monument of Kekulé von Stradonitz, Friedrich August
• designed grave monument of Nöggerath, Johann Jacob
• made a sculpture of Wesendonck, Mathilde

Images

The grave of Albert Küppers at the Poppelsdorfer Friedhof, Bonn.
Picture by Androom (17 Jun 2012)

 

Sources
http://www.artnet.com/library/04/0483/T048321.asp
http://www.poppelsdorf.de/poppelsdorfer_friedhof.htm


Kurz, Isolde

Published: 21 May 2018
Last update: 21 May 2018