Nikolaus Geiger

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Nikolaus Geiger (1849–1897), born at Lauingen, Bavaria, was a German sculptor and painter. He was a pupil of Joseph Knabl at the Munich Academy. In 1873, he went to Berlin and soon achieved recognition for his ornamental work in the Tiele-Winckler Palace (de). After a visit to Italy he studied painting in Munich and in 1884 returned to Berlin, where he was awarded a gold medal in 1886, was elected member of the Academy in 1893, and was made professor in 1896. St. Hedwig's Cathedral in Berlin contains examples of his work. He produced the high-relief Adoration of the Magi (1894). His The Communion of the Saints on the ceiling of St. Hedwig's is his most noteworthy painting. He sculpted Frederick Barbarossa for the Kyffhäuser monument; a statue of Labor for the Reichsbank building in Berlin; and Centaur with Dancing Nymph for the National Gallery. Geiger produced a tall relief frieze for the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Sculptures[edit]

  • Centaur with Dancing Nymph (before 1897), bronze, in the collection of the National Gallery (Berlin)[1]
  • Head of an Old Woman (before 1897), bronze, in the collection of National Gallery (Berlin)[2]
  • Head of a Young Girl (before 1897), bronze, in the collection of the National Gallery (Berlin)[3]
  • After the Fall from Grace" (1896), bronze, in the collection of the National Gallery (Berlin)[4]
  • Tall frieze The Army for the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Tympanum of St. Hedwig's Cathedral, Berlin
  • Numerous other works by Geiger were destroyed during World War II, including sculptures in "Villa Saloschin" (Berlin), the lifesize statue Labor for the Reichsbank in Berlin, and figural decorations in the building of the Dresdner Bank (Berlin).
  • Kaiser Barbarossa (for the Kyffhäuser monument)

Paintings[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Home". Smb.spk-berlin.de. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  2. ^ "Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Home". Smb.spk-berlin.de. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  3. ^ "Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Home". Smb.spk-berlin.de. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Home". Smb.spk-berlin.de. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 

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