Scheffer, Paul

BORN 20 Apr 1877, Kassel, Hessen - DIED 4 Apr 1916, Berlin
CAUSE OF DEATH killed in action
GRAVE LOCATION Kassel, Hessen: Hauptfriedhof, Tannenheckerweg 6 (Abteilung 6 (Nr 54-57))

Paul Scheffer attended the Art Academy in Kassel for four years. He continued his studies for one year in Düsseldorf before he went to Karlsruhe in 1896. There he studied under Robert Poetzelberger and Viktor Weisshaupt.

After Weisshaupt died he returned to Kassel, where he cooperated on Otto Schmeil's book on zoology. In 1908 he was chosen to decorate the new Town Hall in Kassel. Together with Arno Weber he also decorated the Stadthalle. He was a member of the art group "die Hessen" and he exhibited frequently with them. He often visited England where his wife's parents lived.

In 1914 he joined the German army and hge was wounded near Verdun in 1916. He was transported to Berlin where he died during an operation.


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


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Published: 30 Apr 2018
Last update: 30 Apr 2018