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Wilhelm Lehmbruck

 (1881 - 1919)
Wilhelm Lehmbruck was active/lived in Germany, France.  Wilhelm Lehmbruck is known for nude female figure sculpture-torso and portrait bust.

Wilhelm Lehmbruck

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The sculptor Wilhelm Lehmbruck is considered a pioneer of 20th century sculpture. His artistic career began in 1895 when he attended the Kunstgewerbeschule in Düsseldorf.  After his father's death in 1899, he briefly worked as an assistant in a sculptor's studio, but continued his artistic training in 1901 at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. As Karl Janssen's master pupil he was awarded scholarships and the free use of a studio.

His first works are influenced by Constantin Emil Meunier and Käthe Kollwitz. Their social subjects are inspired by early works of Emil Zola and Gerhard Hauptmann. The student was greatly impressed by the first large Rodin exhibition in Düsseldorf in 1904. His further development, too, was determined by  ...  Displaying 750 of 1800 characters.

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About  Wilhelm Lehmbruck

Born:  1881 - Duisburg, Germany
Died:   1919 - Berlin, Germany
Known for:  nude female figure sculpture-torso and portrait bust