Bernhard Afinger

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Monument to Ernst Moritz Arndt, 1865, Bonn

Bernhard Afinger (6 May 1813, Nuremberg – 25 December 1882, Berlin) was a German sculptor who studied the works of old German sculptures. He was for a time a silversmith, and in 1840 began instruction under Christian Daniel Rauch at Berlin. In portrait medallions and works of a religious character he was particularly successful. There is an Arndt memorial by him at Bonn, a university memorial at Greifswald, and a statue of Newton in the National Museum, Pesth.

Further reading[edit]

  • Hannelore Hägele. "Afinger, Bernhard." In Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online, (accessed January 18, 2012; subscription required).

External links[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Moore, F., eds. (1905). "Afinger". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.