He studied at the Prussian Academy of Arts and under Albert Wolff, whom he assisted on the equestrian monument to Frederick William III. After his return to Berlin from a visit to Italy in 1874, he fashioned the marble group of “Market-Traffic” (German: Marktverkehr, 1879, now lost) for the Belle-Alliance Bridge (now the Halle-Gate Bridge), and the “Genius of Steam” (German: Der Dämon des Dampfes, 1880) for the Technical Academy at Charlottenburg.
He was appointed professor at the Königsberg Art Academy in 1881. In Königsberg, he executed the large group of “Strength, Justice, and Moderation” for the government building, the statues of “Albert, First Duke of Prussia” (1891), and of Emperor William I (1894), both outside the royal palace, besides several other memorials, many busts and decorative figures for public buildings.
At Siegen are a “Soldiers' Monument” (1877), the equestrian statue of “William I” (1892), and a bronze statue of “Bismarck” (1900), and there are also several mythological genre groups to his credit.
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- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Reusch, Friedrich". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
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