Lehnert, Adolf

BORN 20 Jul 1862, Leipzig, Sachsen - DIED 6 Jan 1948, Leipzig, Sachsen
GRAVE LOCATION Leipzig, Sachsen: Südfriedhof (V)

Adolf Lehnert was a sculptor of historism. His father was an engine driver. He studied from 1880 to 1888 at the Art Academy in Leipzig under Melchior zu Strassen and from 1896 to 1924 he was a teachter of the sculpting class at the Academy of Art in Leipzig. He married Else Riedel, the daughter of the composer and musical director Carl Riedel, in 1889 and this helped him moving to higher circles in society. His wife died in 1907 and in 1909 he married Johanna Wildenhayn (1875-1957).

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 for his own grave there after his first wife died.

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• made a sculpture of Reicher-Kindermann, Hedwig


The grave of Adolf Lehnert at the Südfriedhof, Leipzig.
Picture by Androom (08 Feb 2005)


• Löffler, Katrin; Iris Schöpa; Heidrun Sprinz, Der Leipziger Südfriedhof, Edition Leipzig, Leipzig, 2004
Leipzig-Lexikon: Informationen zur Stadt Leipzig

Leiper, William

Published: 11 Jan 2013
Last update: 26 May 2023