(11/28/1873 Partenkirchen ( Bavaria) - 08.06.1927 Cologne
). "Beethoven - Maske" ( Mask of Beethoven) signed. Another example of this important life size circa 1920 signed bronze sculpture exists in The Beethoven -Haus Bonn Museum (Exhibit number B891). A link is provided below to the sculptors biography. He studied at the Munich Academy in 1901 and later was the professor of sculpture and architectural sculpture at Decorative Arts Museum in Cologne. Amongst his most well known sculptures, the 1913 Carnival Fountain, Gülichplatz, Cologne - a fountain that includes courting couples being watched over by a plump Eros smoking a pipe and banging on a tambourine ! Another of his master works is the facade that includes sculptures of Athena and Aries at the Haus Unter Sachsenhausen -Köln. The Barmer Bank Corporation building in Wuppertal features iconic crusaders that remained untouched during the Allied bombings of 1943 while the surrounding area was decimated. He had exhibitions in 1896, 1899, 1901, 1911 at the Munich Glass Palace, Berlin, Cologne, and Mannheim. Grasegger's work in bronzes exists in many museums, including the cities of Aachen, Cologne, Munster, Neuss and Nürnberg.
Dimensions: Total height: 14 inches by width 10 inches