(1884 - 1953)
Wilhelm Hunt Diederich was active/lived in New York / France, Europe, Hungary, Austria. Wilhelm Diederich is known for art deco animal and figure sculpture, ceramics.
Biography Wilhelm Diederich
Known for his stylized Art Deco figures and animals in iron and
large-scale mural works in metal, Wilhelm Hunt Diederich was born in
Szent-Grot, Austria-Hungary into an eminent family, including William
Morris Hunt and the architect, Richard Morris Hunt. He emigrated to
America in 1894, and eight years later traveled West (1902), spending a
couple of years in Wyoming, New Mexico and Arizona living as a cowboy.
became friends with sculptor Paul Manship while studying with him at
the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and they later traveled to
Europe together. Diederich also went to Africa and ended up traveling
and working in Europe for ten years. In Paris he studied at the
Academy Julian from 1904 to 1905, and be
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