Schreitmüller was the son of the sculptor Johannes Daniel Schreitmüller and was born in Munich. After graduating from high school in Dresden and attending the Dresden School of Applied Arts , he studied at the Munich Art Academy from 1892 to 1893 . Syrius Eberle was one of his teachers . He returned to Dresden in 1893 and continued his studies from 1893 to 1896 at the Dresden Art Academy with Robert Diez and Heinrich Epler .
Due to his high artistic talent, he received the golden plaque at the art exhibition in Dresden in 1904 , the highest honor of the Dresden Art Academy. He was also funded by the Torniamenti Foundation. In 1907 he was appointed professor at the Dresden Art Academy, and in 1909 he was a co-founder of the Dresden Artists' Association . Schreitmüller realized numerous commissioned works for public space, but also created small sculptures in bronze and marble as well as gravestones and grave sculptures. As a result of the air raids on Dresden in 1945, he lost his apartment in Blumenstrasse 8 in Johannstadt, as well as his studio with many works of art and designs. After 1945 he moved into an artist apartment in the Künstlerhaus Dresden-Loschwitz (ground floor, Atelier M).
- 1901: Monument to Frederick the Wise in Buchholz
- 1904: Tomb for August Gottlob Eberhard in Dresden, Inner Neustädter Friedhof
- 1904: Fountain in the vestibule of the ministerial building (now the Saxon State Chancellery ) in Dresden-Neustadt
- 1905: Figure Justice at the Estates building in Dresden
- 1906: Life-size crucifixion group made of linden wood for the St. Laurentius Church in Lorenzkirch
- 1907–1908: Figures on the tower of the New Town Hall in Dresden
The larger than life sandstone figures by August Schreitmüller ( wisdom, courage, loyalty, faith and goodness ) and by Peter Pöppelmann , Bruno Fischer and Arthur Selbmann ( sacrifice, strength, perseverance, piety, mercy, Hope, love, wisdom, vigilance, truth and justice ) symbolize the 16 virtues.
- 1909: Tomb of the Pleißner family in Dresden, Outer Plauenscher Friedhof
- 1913: Life-size crucifixion group made of linden wood for the mission chapel in Leipzig
- 1918: Peace fountain in Mittweida , market square (made of porphyry )
- around 1918: Jaenicke tomb in Dresden, Johannisfriedhof
- 1920: Külsen tomb in Dresden, Johannisfriedhof
- 1922: Bronze figure Die Wacht for the memorial to the fallen of the Guard Grenadier Regiment No. 5 in Berlin-Spandau
. Further casts were made according to the same model and were erected as war memorials in Diepholz , Heide (Holstein) , Volmarstein and Wünsdorf .
- 1923: War memorial at the Martin Luther Church in Dresden
- 1928: Diller tomb in Dresden, Inner Neustädter Friedhof
- 1953: Fountain figure of the fisherman's boy in front of the Barkhausen building of the Dresden University of Technology
honors and awards
- Funding by the Torniamenti Foundation
- 1904: Golden plaque at the art exhibition in Dresden
- 1930: Funding from the Hermann Ilgen Foundation
- Schreitmüller, August . In: Hans Vollmer (Hrsg.): General lexicon of fine artists from antiquity to the present . Founded by Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker . tape 30 : Scheffel – Siemerding . EA Seemann, Leipzig 1936, p. 284 .
- Schreitmüller, August . In: Hans Vollmer (Hrsg.): General Lexicon of Fine Artists of the XX. Century. tape 6 , supplements H-Z . EA Seemann, Leipzig 1962, p. 405 .
- Schreitmüller, August. In: Artists on the Dresden Elbhang. Volume 1, Elbhang-Kurier-Verlag, Dresden 1999, p. 149.
- Schreitmüller, August. In: Ernst-Günter Knüppel: Robert Diez. Sculpture between Romanticism and Art Nouveau. Leipziger Universitätsverlag, Leipzig 2009, pp. 187–188.
- Archive of the Dresden University of Fine Arts
- Return of the “Young Man with Fish” in front of the Barkhausen building (PDF, p. 4).
- Bacchante. Deutsche Fotothek , accessed on February 10, 2015 .
- Photos of Schreitmüller's works in the SLUB Dresden catalog
- Blumenstrasse, formerly Lämmchenweg. In: johannstadtarchiv.de. Retrieved February 10, 2015 .
- M. Winzeler: Building description of the estate house in Dresden. Short texts on the preservation of monuments. (No longer available online.) In: Denkmalpflege in Sachsen, 2001, . Archived from the original on March 12, 2007 ; accessed on February 10, 2015 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Klaus-Peter Rothmann: Towers of the city: town hall tower. In: kprdd.de. Retrieved February 10, 2015 .
- Die Wacht (Monument to Fallen Guard Grenadier Regiment No. 5), 1922. (No longer available online.) In: bildhauerei-in-berlin.de. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015 ; accessed on February 10, 2015 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Register: Architects. In: dresden-und-sachsen.de. Retrieved February 10, 2015 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Schreitmüller, August Theodor Marquardt (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German sculptor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 2, 1871|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Munich|
|DATE OF DEATH||October 15, 1958|
|Place of death||Dresden|