Rudolf Weyr

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Rudolf Weyr in his workshop with pieces for his monumental fountain "Die Macht zur See" (Power at Sea, 1894)

Rudolf Weyr, from 14 May 1911, Rudolf Ritter von Weyr [1] (22 March 1847, Vienna - 30 October 1914, Vienna) was an Austrian sculptor in the Neo-Baroque style.


He studied under Franz Bauer (1798-1872) and Josef Cesar (1814-1876) and was employed by the latter for many years. In 1875, he was contracted by Gottfried Semper and Carl Hasenauer to assist them with their work on the Kunsthistorisches Museum. In 1879, under the direction of Hans Makart, he designed table settings and other decorative pieces for the Emperor's Silver Wedding Anniversary.[2] From the late 1880s, he worked alone and created some of the most important figures that adorn the Ringstraße.

In his later years, Weyr suffered from arteriosclerosis and died of heart failure induced by pneumonia.[3] He was buried in the Döbling Cemetery.[4]

In 1919, a street in Landstraße was named the Weyrgasse in his honor.

Major works[edit]


  1. ^ Wladimir Aichelburg: 150 Jahre Künstlerhaus Wien 1861-2011. (…) Mitglieder-Gesamtverzeichnis. In: Weyr von, Rudolf, Bildhauer, 2011, abgerufen am 15. Juli 2012.
  2. ^ Oxford Grove Art from
  3. ^ † Rudolf Weyr. In: Neue Freie Presse, 30. October 1914, p. 23 (Online at ANNO)Template:ANNO/Maintenance/nfp
  4. ^ Statt jeder besonderen Anzeige (…) Rudolf Ritter v. Weyr (…). In: Neue Freie Presse, 31. October 1914, p. 20 (Online at ANNO)Template:ANNO/Maintenance/nfp
  5. ^ Correspondenzen. (…) Schwechst. Denkmalenthüllung. In: Badener Zeitung, 14. September 1898, p. 04 (Online at ANNO)Template:ANNO/Maintenance/bzt.

External links[edit]

  • Rudolf Weyr in: Austria-Forum (in German)  (at AEIOU)
  • Wikisource-logo.svg "Weyr, Rudolf" . New International Encyclopedia. 1905.