Blaeser, Gustav

SCULPTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 9 May 1813, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 20 Apr 1874, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg: Bad Cannstatt
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof, Chausseestrasse (CM)

Gustav Blaeser was the older brother of the painter Julius Blaeser. From 1834 to 1843 he studied and worked in Christian Daniel Rauch's studio and he was also educated at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. From 1844 to 1845 he lived in Rome. He returned to Berlin when he was asked to create one of the eight groups of sculptures for the Schlossbrücke. He created his group in 1845.

He created many sculptures for Berlin and Potsdam and several for other cities. An equestrian statue of King Frederick William IV (1863) was created for the bridge near the cathedral in Cologne. A bust of Hegel (1872) was placed on the Hegelplatz in Berlin. A statue of Wilhelm Friedrich IV was placed in front of the Orangerie in Potsdam. He died in 1874 in Cannstadt, now part of Stuttgart.

Related persons
• made a sculpture of Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
• was teacher to Herter, Ernst
• was pupil to Rauch, Christian Daniel

Images

The grave of Gustav Blaeser at the Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (07 Aug 2019)

 

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
         Das Lexikon je Verwaltungsbezirk von Berlin – die drei ersten Bände im Netz                     
Gustav Blaeser – Wikipedia


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Published: 05 Oct 2019
Last update: 19 Apr 2020