Hans Stoltenberg Lark

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Hans Stephan Stoltenberg Lerche (* 11. August 1867 in Dusseldorf , † 17th April 1920 in Rome ) was an art-nouveau - artisans and - sculptor Norwegian citizenship . He signed with H. St. Lerche , which was often mistakenly interpreted as Saint Lerche .


Stoltenberg Lerche was the first child from the marriage of the painter Vincent Stoltenberg Lerche and his wife Marie (nee Rittershausen, 1842–1926), the daughter of Carl Heinrich Alfred Rittershausen . He grew up in Germany and was a Norwegian citizen. He rarely spent time there, but represented the country in international group exhibitions and kept in close contact with the Norwegian communities in Paris and Rome, where he lived for a long time.

Lerche trained as a ceramist in his native country from 1884 to 1886 and also produced illustrations for German magazines. From 1886 he worked as a sculptor and craftsman. He then studied sculpture in Naples and Paris from 1886 to 1890 and painting in Paris in 1891 as a pupil of Eugène Carrière .

He created a variety of sculptures. Numerous models have been by the Manufacture Goldscheider, Vienna and Paris, tin and zinc castings and faience executed. His works are still traded at auctions today. His son was Jean Gustave Stoltenberg-Lerche .

Exhibition participation (selection)

Awards and honors

  • 1900: Gold medal at the World Exhibition in Paris
  • 1901: Gold medal at the International Exposition of Ceramics and Glass
  • 1902: Honorary diploma from the Prima Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Decorativa Moderna
  • 1915: Silver medal for sculpture at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition
  • 1915: Honorable Mention for medal and plaque art at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Vincent Lerche. In: Norsk biografisk leksikon. ( nbl.snl.no ).
  2. ^ Rittershausen (Carl Heinrich Alfred). In: Adolph Carl Peter Callisen: Medicinisches Writer Lexicon of the now living doctors, surgeons, obstetricians, pharmacists, and naturalists of all educated peoples by Adolph Carl Peter Callisen: Medicinisches Writer Lexicon of the now living authors Addendum. Volume 31: N-Rop. Royal Deaf Mute Institute in Schleswig, Copenhagen 1843. p. 479 ( books.google.de ).
  3. ^ Robert E. Dechant, Filipp Goldscheider: Goldscheider. Company history and catalog raisonné. Historicism, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, 1950s. Arnoldsche, Stuttgart 2007, ISBN 978-3-89790-216-9 .