Weyr, Rudolf

SCULPTOR (AUSTRIA)
BORN 22 Mar 1847, Wien - DIED 30 Oct 1914, Wien
BIRTH NAME Weyr, Rudolf Ritter von
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Döblinger Friedhof, Hartäckerstraße 65 (Gruppe 09, Nummer 5)

Rudolf Weyer studied at the Art Academy in Vienna and at the studio of Josef Cesar. Initially he worked for Cesar but from the 1880s he worked alone. In 1882 he married the author and journalist Marie Weyr.

Weyr was a sculptor of the neo-baroque style and he represents the Ringstrasse epoch. He created sculptures for the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Naturhistorisches Museum in Venna. His work can also be found at the Hofburg, the Hermesvilla and the Burgtheater. He created monuments for Hans Canon (1905, Wiener Stadtpark) and Johannes Brahms (1908, Resselpark, Vienna).

Family
• Wife: Weyr, Marie (1882-)

Related persons
• made a sculpture of Brahms, Johannes
• made a sculpture of Canon, Hans von

Images

The grave of Marie Weyr and Rudolf Weyr at the Döblinger Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (13 Aug 2018)

 

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Weyr, Rudolf
Rudolf Weyr – Wikipedia


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Published: 25 Jun 2022
Last update: 25 Jun 2022