(1877 - 1954)
Albert Laessle was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Florida. Albert Laessle is known for animal, reptile and bird sculpture.
Biography Albert Laessle
Animal sculptor Albert Laessle, associated with the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was born in 1877. Taking a page from similar criticism leveled against the great French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, Laessle recalled that his work was so realistic, that, as a young artist, his fellow students accused him of casting his animals directly from life, rather than modeling them. Whereupon Laessle made a wax sculpture of the same subject to prove them wrong.
Two Laessle sculptures, Locust and Pine Cone and Frog and Butterfly, are in The Peabody Art Collection, in the Maryland State Archives, Annapolis. Albert Laessle sculpted lions to flank the three portals of the loggia of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in
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