(1877 - 1960)
Benno Elkan was active/lived in Germany, England. Benno Elkan is known for memorial, commemorative public sculpture.
Biography Benno Elkan
Benno Elkan was born in 1877 in Dortmund, Germany. For a short time he worked as a merchant in Amsterdam and then enrolled in 1897 at the private art school of painter Walter Thor in Munich. In 1898 he joined the class of Johann Herterichs at the Munich Art Academy. After an interruption caused by his military service, he continued his studies of painting in 1901 under Friedrich Fehr in Karlsruhe.
While he focused on painting in his studies, Elkan worked as a sculptor early on, with one of his first public works being the tomb sculpture Wandelnde / Wandering (1904). In Dortmund he met pianist Hedwig Einstein, the sister of art historian and theorist of modernism Carl Einstein (1885 — 1940). Elkan married Hedwig Eins
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