Otto Geyer

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Karl Ludwig Otto Geyer (8 January 1843, Charlottenburg, Berlin - March 1914, Charlottenburg) was a German sculptor. He was brother of the architect Albert Geyer.

Life[edit]

From 1859 to 1864 he studied at the Königlichen Akademie der Künste

Works[edit]

Statue "Industry" in situ in Strasbourg's railway station. The statue (without pedestal) is approximately 7 ft high.

Some of Geyer's work can be seen in the Gare de Strasbourg, main hall of which includes two large statues of female allegorical figures, which represent Industry and Agriculture. Geyer also produced the reliefs on the historical facade, which carry his signature.

External links[edit]

Media related to Otto Geyer at Wikimedia Commons

Bibliography[edit]

  • Josefine Hildebrand: Das Leben und Werk des Berliner Bildhauers Otto Geyer (1843–1914), dargestellt unter besonderer Berücksichtigung seiner historischen Figurenfriese, Berlin 1975 (Dissertation)
  • Peter Bloch, Sibylle Einholz, Jutta von Simson (Hrsg): Ethos und Pathos, die Berliner Bildhauerschule 1786–1914, Berlin 1990
  • Moritz Wullen: Die Deutschen sind im Treppenhaus, der Fries Otto Geyers in der Alten Nationalgalerie, Berlin 2002