Gotthilf Jaeger

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Gotthilf Jaeger (born June 29, 1871 in Cologne , † around 1924 or 1933 in Berlin ) was a German sculptor .


Jaeger was a student of the sculptor Hermann Volz at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe , which he attended from 1892 to 1893; He also studied at the Städel Art Institute in Frankfurt am Main and the Royal Prussian Technical School for the Metal Industry in Iserlohn . Later he taught at the ducal arts and crafts school and technical school for the metal industry in Pforzheim . The sculptor had a studio in Berlin-Wilmersdorf . From 1900 to 1915 he was a partner in the Berlin sculpture studio Bieber.

When designing the shape of his decorative sculptures, Jaeger mainly oriented himself towards the taste of his time. His numerous statuettes made of bronze often show female and male nudes in Art Nouveau style , often with mythological subject , later works rejected by the style of Art Deco on.

Works (selection)

  • Drinking Girl , 1910-1920
  • Icarus , 1920
  • athlete
  • soldier
  • Ganymede
  • Young athlete with an eagle
  • Harlequin with mandolin
  • Frederick the Great playing the flute
  • Sword dancer , 1900–1910
  • Standing fencer (half nude)
  • Tire dancer
  • Dancing female nude with an ivory ball
  • Dancer , 1920
  • runner
  • The blacksmith
  • Young Bacchus , 1910
  • Mercury as a sailor , 1910
  • Swordsman
  • Dancer in arabesque pose


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Individual evidence

  1. DNB 1148973230 estimates Jaeger's year of death as "approx. 1924 ”, referring to Günter Meißner's general artist lexicon . Numerous websites such as , , , or art Genealogie mention the year 1933. and lead a membership in the Reichsverband bildender Künstler Deutschlands , which ran from 1927 to 1933 existed, which substantiates 1933 as the year of death. According to , he was born in Cologne (June 29, 1871, according to Bénézit ) and died in Berlin.
  2. a b c Gotthilf Jaeger . In:
  3. Adolf von Oechelhäuser: History of the grossh. Baden Academy of Fine Arts: Festschrift for the 50th anniversary of the foundation on behalf of the Academy and with the support of the Grand Ducal Ministry of Justice, Culture and Education. G. Braunsche Hofbuchdruckerei, 1904, p. 162.
  4. Jaeger, Gotthilf. In:
  5. ^ A b History working group (Wilmersdorf, Berlin): Grunewald views . Edition Berlin in Metropol-Verlag, 2002, p. 188.
  6. ^ Bronze by Gotthilf Jaeger: around 1900, marble base, signed. In: Bares für Rares , objects from June 26, 2018.