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Ludwig Cauer

BORN:
28th May 1866 – Bad kreuznach, Germany – Died 27th December 1947

EARLY LIFE:
He was born into a family of sculptors who operated a workshop founded by his grandfather Emil Cauer the Elder. After Emil"s death in 1867, his father Karl and uncle Robert took over the studio and, when he was old enough, he received his first training there along with his brothers Emil, Robert and Hugo, who would also become sculptors of some note. At the age of fifteen, his father took him on a study trip to Rome. After his father"s death in 1885, he went to Berlin, where he worked in the studios of Albert Wolff and Reinhold Begas, passing the craftsman examination at Koblenz in 1887.

CAREER:
Ludwig then went on to spend a year doing military service. 1891 to 1893 was spent in London then, after a short stay in Bad Kreuznach, he lived in Berlin from 1895 to 1905. During this time, he worked on the Siegesallee (Victory Avenue) project of Wilhelm II, also producing statues for fountains and contributing to the National Kaiser Wilhelm Monument. In 1911, he was awarded the Villa Romana Prize and spent 1912 in Florence at the Villa as a guest of the Deutscher Künstlerbund. He was appointed a Professor at the Prussian Academy of Arts in 1916. After World War I, he returned to Bad Kreuznach and concentrated mostly on funerary art In 1941, the Nazi government issued a Berufsverbot (professional disqualification) against him.

MEDIUMS USED IN WORK:
Bronze, Stone

SUBJECTS OF WORK:
Figurines

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