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Arthur Lewin-Funcke (1866-1937)
Leaning toward Art Deco in the beginning of his career, Lewin-Funcke's work expresses feeling through movement and facial expression. His portrait bust of a laughing baby, exhibited in Berlin in 1908, became the model for the first character doll by Kämmer & Reinhardt. His mother and child groups as well as portrait medallions achieved numerous awards.
born in Niedersedlitz near Dresden
apprenticeship with an ivory carver in Dresden
attends Crafts School Berlin
studies at the "Königlichen Akademischen Hochschule für die Bildenden Künste Berlin" (with Ernst Herter, Gerhard Janensch, Albert Wolff, and others)
in Italy (Rome), scholarship: Paul-Schultze-Stiftung (Atelier Villa Strohl-Fern)
in France(Studies at the Académie Julian, Paris, with Denys Puëch, among others)
establishes "Studienatelier für Malerei und Plastik" ( "Lewin-Funcke-School") in Berlin-Charlottenburg, Kantstraße 159.
Named "Königlich-Preussischen" Professor
dies in Berlin
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