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The Works of Peter Poppelmann (Poeppelmann)

by David Freeman

 

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Peter Pöppelmann, the Bather - Bronze -  1897

Peter Poeppelmann - Peter Pöppelmann:

German Sculptor and Draftsman

A Biography

 

 

 

 Peter Poeppelmann (Peter Pöppelmann) was a talented German sculptor and draftsman who was born on April 24th 1866 in the town of Harswinkel in district of Gütersloh, Westphalia, Germany.


  Born the son of a carpenter Ferdinand and Gertrude Pöppelmann, (nee Zurbrüggen). It was a natural progression therefore that Peter Pöppelmann's first training was with his father as a carpenter, though he rapidly became interested in sculpture and carving, particularly in wood as well as in stone.

 At the age of twenty in 1886 Peter Pöppelmann (Poeppelmann) worked as a journeyman (a senior apprentice) in various German cathedrals restoring and creating ecclesiastical furniture before joining the sculptor Henry Fleige in Munster where he continued his artistic and sculptural training.

< Small Bronzed reproduction sculpture by Peter Pöppelmann; (Peter Poeppelmann) The Bather. 1897

Photograph: Jackie Freeman Photography

                                      

 

 

 

  By his 26th birthday Peter Pöppelmann (Poeppelmann) was employed as a full time technician in the studio of Bernhard Kurt Roch, a master sculptor in Dresden.

There Pöppelmann was able to exercise his artistic talents fully under the guidance of the master craftsman Roch .


  In 1897 Peter Pöppelmann (Poeppelmann) received the gold medal from the Dresden Academy exhibition and in 1900 he joined the Dresden Art Academy.


  Poppelman's achievements and talent flourished and by 1906 Peter Pöppelmann (Poeppelmann) became an extraordinary member of the Berlin Secession and in 1907. Poppelmann (Poeppelmann) was also made an honorary member of the Dresden Academy of Arts. He also became a professor of the Arts Academy.


At the age of 81 years, Peter Poppelmann died in the city of Dresden on the 6th of November 1947.

 


  Works by Peter Pöppelmann are held in the State Art Collection ( Staatliche Kunstsammlungen ) in Dresden - Skulpturensammlung (Sculpture Collection) the Albertinum.

also in principal museums in Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Munster and Oldenburg.


  During his life, Peter Pöppelmann (Poeppelmann) created figures, statues and decorations for the city hall and the Church of Christ in Dresden and for the Jakobikirche in Freiberg, Saxony.  In his native city of Harsewinkel, Poppelman's most celebrated sculpture, the Bathers has been held since 2001.

 Peter Pöppelmann (Poeppelmann) worked in a variety of materials including bronzes and is remembered for his fine and modestly composed figures of nude figures such as the bronze illustrated which was unearthed at the Saskatoon Roadshow in September 2008.

 

 

Peter Poppelmann signature

Peter Poppelmann (Poeppelmann) signature on a cast bronze statue

Photograph: Jackie Freeman Photography

 

 

 

Other Peter Poppelman (Poeppelmann) Works:

 

 The fine works, sculptures and bronzes of Peter Poppelmann (Poeppelmann) can be found in museums around the world including; Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Münster and Oldenburg.

 The city of Harsewinkel in Germany holds one of his most impressive bronze sculptures, the bathing ( the bather) and Poppelman's (Poeppelmann) Allegorie der Güte

( Allegory of Goodness,) stands impressively above the German city of Dresden which fell victim to bombing raids on 13 February 1945, as this photograph of Poppelmans (Poeppelmann) sculpture Allegory of Goodness to the right below, so poignantly reminds us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Works of Peter Poppelmann (Poeppelmann)

Assembled by David Freeman

Allegory of Goodness - Peter Poppelmann

                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Poppelmann works in the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Allegory of Goodness - Peter Poppelmann
Poppelmann Female figure bathing            Poppelmann Female figure bathing 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<Female Figure Bathing

1897, Bronze, 45 x 20 x 32,3 cm

Inv. 1887

Purchased from the artist Peter Poppelmann (Poeppelmann) 1901

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Poppelmann (Poeppelmann):>

Female Portrait (Portrait of the artist’s wife)

Circa: Before 1904, Parian Marble, 50 x 33 x 24,5 cm

Purchased with funds from the State of Saxony for Small-Scale Sculpture in 1904

Poppelmann Portrait of the Artists wife.

 

 

 

 

        

Bronze Poppelmann Girl with child

Peter Poeppelmann Bronze

<Girl with a Child, Figurine Peter Poeppelmann

Before 1904, Bronze, 30,5 x 11 x 9 cm

Purchased with funds from the State of Saxony for Small-Scale Sculpture in 1904

(other specimen called “Geschwistergruppe“: Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe)

 

 

 

Poppellmann Bust of Miss Ritter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

^ Bust of Bruno Schröder Bronze

Peter Poppelmann:(Poeppelmann)

Before 1934, Bronze, 51 x 23,7 x 22,8 cm

Purchased from the artist, 1934

 

 

^ Poppelmann (Poeppelmann) Bust of Miss Ritter

1897, Untersberg marble, 59 x 49 x 30,5 cm

Purchased with funds from the State of Saxony for

Small-Scale Sculpture in 1905

 

 

 

 

 

Poppellman Female half nude.

^ Poeppelmann Female Half-nude

P. Poppelmann: Before 1942, marble, 83 x 40 x 30,5 cm

Removed from the office building Reichsstatthalter

("imperial lieutenant")

Dresden in 1942

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other works of Peter Poppelmann (Poeppelmann) are held at the Stadtmuseum Dresden, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Stadt Harsewinkel, Augusteum Oldenburg, Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<Attributed to Peter Poeppelmann

(Poppelmann) Female Nude, Torso

Before 1947, Marble, 94 x 32,5 x 15,0 cm

Origin unknown. Other possibilities for alternative attribution are Kurt Göllner and Arthur Lange, who were also working in Dresden at this time.

 

 

 

 

 

 *We are very grateful to the municipal administration of Harsewinkel Germany and in particular Eckhard Moeller for providing us with information of the artist and an image of the sculpture; Die Badende’ (right) by Peter Poeppelmann which is housed in the “Rathaus Harsewinkel” .

Peter Poeppelmann bronze photograph courtesy of Jan Krieft and Sarah Boeller.

 

Die Badende’ by Peter Poeppelmann

Die Badende’ by Peter Poeppelmann. Bronze

©Jan Krieft and Sarah Boeller

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Poeppelmann

Peter Poppelmann (Poeppelmann)

REIGEN, ZWEI JUGENDSTILMADCHEN

IN LANGEN WEICHFLIESSENDEN GEWANDERN

Bronze Reproduction

 

 

 

Peter Pöppelmann Bronze

This images is from the National gallery

in Berlin who hold a different variation of the

same Peter Pöppelmann Bronze

Dancers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Poeppelmann (Poeppelmann)

Mother and Child

Peter Poeppelmann: Boy riding on a Dolphin

Peter Poppelmann (Poeppelmann) Boy riding on a Dolphin. Bronze

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peter Poeppelmann (Poeppelmann)

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Poeppelmann Bronze

Peter Poppelmann (Poeppelmann) Cherub Bronze

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Poppelmann (Poeppelmann) Urchin

Bronze

 

 

Peter Poppelmann (Poeppelmann) Aphrodite Statue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Poppelmann (Poeppelmann) Aphrodite Detail

 

Peter Poppelmann (Poeppelmann)

Monogrammed Geschwisterpaar.

The Siblings

Peter Poppelmann (Poeppelmann) Siblings

^Peter Pöppelmann: Gedenkplakette an Elisa von der Recke und Christoph August Tiedge (1904) am Hotel Bellevue in Dresden Commemorative Placque to Elisa von der Recke (German writer and poet and

Christoph August Tiedge also a German poet. Diplayed at the Hotel Bellevue in Dresden.

 
 

 

 

Bibliography:

Peter Poppelmann

(Peter Poeppelmann)

Ulrich Thieme, Felix Becker, Hans Vollmer (Ed.): Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Band 27, Leipzig 1933, page 183;

Eckhard Möller: Stadtarchiv Harsewinkel zeigt Skulpturen, in: Archivpflege in Westfalen und Lippe, issue  47, April 1998, page 42

 

 

 

 

 

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