Josef Henselmann

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Josef Henselmann (16 August 1898 in Sigmaringen – 19 January 1987) was a German sculptor and professor.

Henselmann was born in Sigmaringen, Province of Hohenzollern. After studying at the Gymnasium he completed an apprenticeship to be a wood sculptor. After the First World War he was a student at the Munich Academy. He taught at the Münchner Staatsschule für angewandte Kunst (Munich School for applied arts) and from 1946 was a professor at the Munich Academy, where he served an extensive period of time as Academy President. Henselmann died in Munich.

He was married to the painter Marianne Henselmann, née Euler (* 1903 in Aschaffenburg; † 2002 in Munich), with whom he had two children.

Selection of Works[edit]

as well as numerous other works in the Bavarian and Upper Swabian region.

  • Hygieia in the foyer of Jodquellen AG in Bad Tölz

Selection of Awards[edit]

  • Großer Preussischer Staatspreis (Grand Prussian State Prize)
  • Bayerischer Verdienstorden (Bavarian Order of Merit)
  • Bayerischer Maximiliansorden für Wissenschaft und Kunst (Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art)
  • Förderpreis im Bereich Bildende Kunst der Landeshauptstadt München (Translates as "Munich Fellowship of the Fine Arts") (1957)