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Vita Hugo Lederer

Hugo Lederer, ca. 1910


photo: G. Elfers

Gemeindeschule Moabit,
photo: L. Šturc

Anni Lederer with Heinz (1906)

Bismarck, Hamburg

Max Jordan

Richard Strauss

photo: L. Šturc


Tilla Durieux als Franziska

Peter Cornelius,
photo: G. Preiß

Säugende Bärin,
photo: G. Preiß



Krupp, Rheinhausen

Tänzerin/Pawlowa mit Reh

Heinz Lederer:
Hugo Lederer (ca. 1940)
  • statemans of Jochum-Bohrmann, Leistner inter alia,
  • own research

1871 16th November born in Znaim , father Eduard Lederer, room painter, mother Franziska, née Balik
1884 Primary school completion, Znaim
- 1887 training at k. u. k. technical college for clay industry, Znaim
subjects: texturing, drawing and ceramics
first orders: drawing of monograms on washing to home-embroider
one work (relief of father)
1887 leaves South Moravia
employment at arts and crafts studio of A. Deutschmann, Erfurt
works predominant manual
1888 - 1890 training
discussion about F. Stucks drawing published in ‚allegories and emblemes’
many visits at Weimar theatre (Richard Strauss)
studies there replicas of Michelangelo's works
experiences Bismarck beeing passing through to Kissingen
one work
1890 trainee at the studio of J. v. Schilling, Dresden
Schilling propagates concentrated natural study
outlines of figures and reliefs at new academy building, for that public appreciation
often at composition club ‚Mappe’, (no member)
gets to know Ch. Behrens
1891 sees Bismarck a second time
one work
1892 January, at Behrens (Breslau)
at March to Berlin, first at A. Calandrelli's,
refusal from Begas, who he admires
one work
1893 cooperation on Toberentz on Berlin Luther-statue
1893 bronze relief Heimkehr, gets well-known
seven works
1894 one work: Heidestimmung
1895 July, takes over studio of Toberentz thanks to a cash injection of a patron (model of Schicksal)
first greater contract works (tombs, portrait busts)
one work: Geigerin
1896 six works, among them Schicksal and Junges Mädchen
1897 four works, among them Totenklage, Kauernde and Pfitzner
1898 Bismarckstatue (Barmen, Wuppertal)
Genius-group for Krefeld
six works
1899 three objects at an exhibition of the Berlin secession
friendship with F. Metzner
eight works, among them Krieg and Frieden (Görlitz)
1900 member of the Berlin secession
acquaintance with Belgian sculptor Jules Lagae
five works, among them Lisztdenkmal and Gemeindeschule Moabit
1901 order of Fechter-well
1. award for Bismarckstatue (Hamburg) together with Schaudt (architect)
outline of war memorial Siegesreiter
one work
1902 leaving the secession
state purchases Fruchtbarkeitsschale
three works
1904 two works, among them tomb Jedlitzka
marriage with Anni Lauffs, merchant's daughter
1905 wins competition about F. A.-Krupp-statue (Essen)
five works
9th November: birth of his son Heinz
1906 Bismarckstatue (Hamburg), decisive breakthrough
outline of Wilhelm I.-statue for Strasbourg
momentous acquaintance with A. Kampf
taken as a professor at Dresden Academy into consideration
five works
1907 because of patronage of Kampf gets directly order of Friedrich III.-statue (Aachen)
eleven works, among them busts Krupp, Gutmann and Jordan
2nd December: birth of his daughter Hilde
1908 ten works, among them Ringer, Richard Strauss-bust and epitaph Freiherr von Stein (Berlin-Schoenefeld)
1909 professor and full member of Berlin Academy of Arts
rejects to give lectures in Vienna
seven works
1910 seven works, among them seasonal cycle and Diana
1911 participation in an exhibition of the Academy of Arts; six exhibits
Great Golden Medal of Art
three works, among them Nationaldenkmal Bingerbrück with W. Kreis (architect) and sculptures for Jahrhunderthalle Krupp
1912 seven works: Fischerbrunnen, Tänzerin
20th of May: birth of his son Helmut
1913 exhibition to preliminary celebration of the throne anniversary of the Kaiser; three exhibits
three works, among them Venezianerinnen
1914 nine works, among them Heine, Savigny, Fichte and Elise Schönfeld
14th July awarding of the Swedish Nordstjärneorden (Medal of the Polar Star)
1915 two works
member of the ,Deutsche Gesellschaft 1914' (until 1934)
1916 guiding a sulptor class together with F. Metzner and F. Klimsch at the Academy of Fine Arts (Berlin)
13 works, among them Bogenschütze, Diana, Dessoir and Hindenburg
1917 member of Dresden Academy
seven works, among them Merkurbrunnen (Frankfurt)
1919 spring's exhibition of the Academy of Arts (May/July); four exhibits
one work
1920 in co-operation with G. Bestelmeyer at the house of the Reichsschuldenverwaltung (Reich's Debt Office)
outline for the monument of Gefallene der Universität (1. award)
two works, among them Nikisch-bust
until 1925: Emy Roeder as master-student
1921 takes over master studio of L. Tuaillon at the Berlin Academy (according to Krey: already 1919)
W. Gerstel gets successor at the Academy
five works, among them 91er Löwe and Duttenhofer
1922 ten works, among them Bergmann and Meeresgöttin
1923 eight works, among them Duisberg-bust and Caritasbrunnen
awarding the Pour le Mérite (en.: for the contribution)
1924 since October rests for several months in a sanatorium as a result of nervous exhaustions
from there: outline for the monument of the Gefallene Ärzte for Eisenach (took on later)
three works, among them Ehrenfriedhof (Kleve)
1925 forwards his (unsuccessful) application for the President of the Academy by himself
fights against an application of Barlach, Klimsch and Kolbe for a master-studio
convicts in public Ebert-bust of Kolbe and is met with harsh disapproval by the Academy
spring's exhibition of the Berlin Academy of Arts; 19 exhibits (17 small sculptors)
until 1929: Hans Mettel as master-student
eight works, among them Slevogt, Harnack and Mausoleum Stinnes
1926 twelve works, among them Gefallene Ärzte (Eisenach), Gefallene der Universität (Berlin),
Tilla Durieux and Pawlowa
1927 14 works, among them tomb for Karsamstagsopfer - Essen (directly order, 1928?),
Stresemann-bust und Peter-Cornelius–statue (Mainz)
order of the Stier-well
Sieger (Köpenick)
together with Pfitzner directed (Pfitzner's) opera "Der arme Heinrich" – great success for both –
close relationship to dancer Pawlowa, who works as a hobby sculptor at his studio
his studio partys with ladys of the ballet and the Academy of Sport are highly respected
1928 14 works, among them Bärenbrunnen and Säugende Bärin (Berlin)
visiting card (7th December, 1928)
1929 twelve works, among them Läufer–group, Mainzer Ehrenmal and tomb Wallach
7th December: member of the Bavarian Maximilian-Order
1930 15 works, among them Chemie-Allegorien (Aussig), Bassermann-statue (Mannheim),
Nikisch (Leipzig) and tomb Stresemann
1931 request for admission to Stahlhelm (en.: steel helmet)
13 works, among them bronzes of Seldte und Düsterberg (leaders of the Stahlhelm) and Stierbrunnen
outlines of scenes of sportsmen
Europa-desk for Duisberg
member of the jury for the 1. Miss Germany election (Berlin)
1932 bitter, rough discussion about a jury descision (Bad Berka)
two works, among them Bogenschütze
until 1935: Ulrich Kottenrodt as master-student
until 1938: Gustav Seitz as master-student
1933 two works, among them Spielender Knabe
until 1936: Fritz Mehlis as master-student
1st May: joining in NSDAP
1934 discussion on articles in press (he would be a millionaire; he would has copied the Ringer from Klimsch's Sämann)
spring's exhibition of the Berlin Academy of Arts; ten exhibits
parallel to this: studio exhibition with a few enormous project outlines, among them Kastanienwäldchen
nine works: among them Staffettenläufer and Wapitihirsche
1935 exhibition of the Academy of Arts (Oct./Nov.); three exhibits
one work
1936 directly order of F. A. Krupp-statue (Rheinhausen)
alleged temporary metally disturbed
Nov./Dec. 2nd jubilee exhibition of the Academy of Arts; two exhibits
three works
1937 retires from civil service for reasons of age (pension)
three works
1938 refusal to give up his studio rooms (because of a financial crisis)
Reich's Chamber information: 1937/38 no worth mentioning income
request for purchase of Tänzerin mit Reh is rejected by G. Krupp
at present unknown time there were following artist as master-students: Weißmüller and Gruson
1939 caution of Reich's Chamber of Fine Arts to supply proof of Aryan ancestry
1940 1st August: dies at St. Franziskus-Krankenhaus, Berlin (death detail: paralysis)
funeral service at chapel there, address of Prof. Dr. Ammersdorfer of the Academy
buried on Catholic graveyard Berlin-Stahnsdorf; grave dissipated
exhibition of Academy of Arts (Oct./Dec.); five exhibits
1941 transportation of the studio with numerous works by his son Heinz Lederer into possession of museum Znaim