BORN 16 Nov 1871, Znaim, Südmähren - DIED 1 Aug 1940, Berlin|
GRAVE LOCATION Stahnsdorf, Berlin: Wilmersdorfer Waldfriedhof, Bahnhofstraße 2 (Feld F V-S II-5/5a)
Sculptor of many fountains and monuments. He was educated in
berlin (1885-1888) and became assistant to Johannes Schiling
in Dresden in 1890. In 1892 Behrens called him to Breslau and
in the same year he went to work for R. Toberentz in Berlin.|
From 1895 onwards Lederer worked for himself as a sculptor and in 1906 he created one of his major works, the 15 meters high Bismarck Monument in Hamburg.
In 1912 Lederer was appointed Professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Berlin and in 1919 he became a member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin.
'Das Schicksal' (Friedhof Ohlsdorf, Hamburg, 1905); Bärenbrunnen (Berlin, 1928); Stierbrunnen (Berlin, 1934]; Heinrich Heine Monument (1926-1933, Stadtpark, Hamburg, removed by the nazi's and melt down in 1943).
Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994
Aubert, Joachim, Handbuch der Grabstätten berühmter Deutscher, Österreicher und Schweizer, Deutscher Kunstverlag, München, 1975