BORN 20 Apr 1844, Pössneck, Thüringen - DIED 7 Oct 1922, Dresden, Sachsen: Loschwitz|
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Innerer Neustädter Friedhof, Friedensstraße 2 (III / Nr. 21)
Robert Diez lived with his uncle, the court painter Samuel Friedrich Diez, when he attended the gymansium in Meiningen. In 1863 he entered the Art Academy in Dresden and from 1867 he was a pupil of Johannes Schilling. From 1873 he worked as an indepentent artist. In 1891 he obtained a professroship at the Art Academy in Dresden.
In 1901 he won a gold medal at the Grossen Berliner Kunstaustellung (Great Berlin Art Exhibition). In 1909 he was a founding member of the Künstlervereinigung Dresden. In 1912 he obtained the rank of Geheimrat (secret councillor). Among his students were Ernst Berlach, Daniel Fabricius and Selmar Werner.
In Dresden he created the Gänsediebbrunnen (Goose-thief Fountain), nog at the Weisse Gasse. For the Albertplatz he created two fountains, named "Stille Wasser" and "Stürmische Wogen". The remainders of his Bismarck monument at the Seestrasse from 1903 was damaged in 1944 and removed by the Soviets in 1946. In Meiningen he created the Bechsteinbrunnen (1909), named after the poet Ludwig Vechstein.
Robert Diez â€“ Wikipedia