Herman Matzen

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Cain and Abel, Lake County Courthouse, Painesville, Ohio

Herman Matzen (July 15, 1861 - April 22, 1938) [1] American sculptor and educator, born in Denmark.

Early years[edit]

Matzen studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin before immigrating to the United States. [2] After moving first to Detroit he ultimately settled in Cleveland.

Selected works[edit]

Angel of Death Victorious


  1. ^ "Matzen, Herman N. - The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History". ech.case.edu. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  2. ^ Opitz, Glenn B., Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers, Apollo Books, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1988
  3. ^ Vigil, Vicki Blum, photographs by Gale V Flament ‘’Cleveland Cemeteries: Stones, Symbols & Stories’’, Gray and Company, Publishers, Cleveland, 1999 p. 107