Kaupert, Gustav

BORN 4 Apr 1819, Kassel, Hessen - DIED 4 Dec 1897, Kassel, Hessen
GRAVE LOCATION Kassel, Hessen: Hauptfriedhof, Tannenheckerweg 6 (Abt. 5, Nr. 301)

Gustav Kaupert was the son of the goldsmith and engraver Christian Wilhelm Kaupert (1786-1863). He was taught by his father and attended the Art Academy in Kassel. In 1844 he went to Munich where he worked in Ludwig Schwanthaler's studio. In 1845 he travelled to Italy where he stayed until 1867 except for one visit to Kassel in 1858.

In 1867 he became a teacher at the Städelschen Kunstinstitut in Frankfurt am Main. He held this position until 1892. The last years of his life he spent in Kassel and he died there in 1897.

His statue of Emperor Wilhelm I at the Kaisersaal in Frankfurt am Main was destroyed udring the Second World War. His statue of Lessing can still be seen in Frankfurt am Main.

Related persons
• made a sculpture of Lessing, Gotthold Ephraïm
• worked for Schwanthaler, Ludwig von
• made a sculpture of Wilhelm I, emperor of Germany


The grave of Gustav Kaupert at the Hauptfriedhof, Kassel.
Picture by Androom (26 Aug 2017)


Gustav Kaupert – Wikipedia

Käutner, Helmut

Published: 30 Apr 2018
Last update: 30 Apr 2018