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August Kiss, 1860s
11 October 1802|
Paprotzan, Province of Silesia
|Died||24 March 1865
Berlin, Province of Brandenburg
August Karl Eduard Kiss (October 11, 1802 – March 24, 1865) was a German sculptor.
Kiss was born in Paprotzan (now Paprocany, part of Tychy in Poland) in Prussian Silesia. He studied at the Prussian Academy of Arts under Christian Rauch, Christian Friedrich Tieck, and Karl Friedrich Schinkel. His work was mostly executed in the Neo-Classical style and consisted largely of portraits and mythological and allegorical subjects. He died in Berlin.
Kiss was responsible for two monuments in Breslau: On the west part of the Ring, stood a bronze equestrian statue of Frederick The Great (1842), and another equestrian statue of Prussian King Frederick Wilhelm III (1862).
In 1889 the Fairmount Park Art Association (now the Association for Public Art) obtained a plaster of one of Kiss' best known works, The Amazon and in 1929 the work was cast in bronze and now stands in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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