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Schott, Walter

Brigitte Hüfler

in Oxford Art Online


Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T076790

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(b Ilserburg, Sept 18, 1861; d Berlin, Oct 1938).

German sculptor. He went to Hannover (1878/9) to study with Carl Dopmeyer (1824–99). Between 1880 and 1883 he studied at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, with Fritz Schaper, where he came to revere the work of Reinhold Begas, whose subject-matter and formal canon he initially adopted. Working as an independent sculptor in Berlin from 1885, his first commission was for a bust of Prince William. In 1888 Emperor William II commissioned him to decorate the Neues Palais in Potsdam (1889–94); the programme involved 6 larger than life-size groups, 6 individual figures, 12 trophies, 18 groups of children and c. 20 vases. Further imperial commissions included the group Albrecht the Bear for the Siegesallee, Berlin, and the commission for the War Memorial in St Privat. From 1894 to 1905 he worked on the statues of Moderation and Courage in St Hedwig’s Cathedral, Berlin, and following the death of ...

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