The son of an Austrian shoemaker , Carl Kauba was born on August 13, 1865. He began his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with professor Laufenberg, Carl Waschmann and Stefan Schwartz and in 1886  he spent 2 years in Paris . His western polychrome bronze subjects are highly sought after, although it is highly debatable that he ever visited America. His sculptures appear to have been copied from period photos. (Certain anomalies such as shod horses ridden by American Indians would suggest this.)
Carl Kauba is also noted for his "Naughties"- a collection of mechanical push button sculptures. The rarest and most collectible being the present " Metamorphosis"
Kauba also worked under the name of T.Curts, and Karl Thenn -- quite possibly for copyright reasons in Vienna, as he worked for more than one foundry. Thus it is quite normal to find identical sculptures with any of these signatures.

Carl Kauba (Austrian 1865-1922) "Ajax ". Vienna Bronze sculpture of Ajax from  Homer's Iliad. Superbly executed bronze cast in a antique brown patina of a majestic Ajax, surrounded by his weapons of war, seated on an intricate striated black marble base (engraved with the title Ajax).
Dimensions: Height 12 &1/4 inches

Carl Kauba (Austrian 1865-1922) "Judith". Bronze sculpture on marble base. The bronze is signed C.Thenn and has a copyright seal for Thenn Austria . (We have had  this sculpture signed by C. Kauba.) Note: Carl Kauba and Karl Thenn are the same person. Well detailed Austrian Vienna bronze with  an acid patina to the body parts and red brown clothing and a dark green/black/brown base.
Dimensions: Total height 10 inches.
Carl Kauba (Austrian 1865-1922) "Rudolph of Habsburg" Gilt bronze group signed circa 1910.
Dimensions: Total height 11&3/4 inches. Height of marble base alone 4&1/2 inches.
Carl Kauba (Austrian 1856-1922) "The Cardiologist" Superb early cast circa 1890, signed and with many colours of polychromy.
Dimensions: Total height 12&1/2 inches, height of marble base alone 4 inches
A circa 1910 Vienna bronze polychromed sculpture of Andromeda chained to a rock base, no visible signature but highly likely to be by Carl Kauba
Dimensions: Total height 14 inches.
Carl Kauba (Austrian 1865-1922 )A satirical polychromed Vienna bronze group of Franco/Prussian generals ( 8 intertwined figures held together witha large bolt) on a marble base, circa 1910
Dimensions: Total height 4&1/2 inches by a total length of 6 inches , by a total depth of 3 inches. The height of the marble base alone is 1&1/4 inches


Austrian, circa 1920 ,"Throwing Balls",one signed Zach, one signed Kauba, bronze
Dimensions: 5&1/4in high
Carl Kauba ( Austrian, 1865-1922)" Mozart",unsigned, bronze
Dimensions: 8in high
Austrian, 19th century, probably Carl Kauba, unsigned, "Livingston I Presume", cold painted bronze
Dimensions: 6&3/4in high