Heinrich Apel

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Heinrich Apel (born May 5, 1935 in Schwaneberg (Sülzetal) , Saxony-Anhalt ; † May 24, 2020 ) was a German artist, sculptor and restorer.

Faun fountain in Magdeburg

From 1953 to 1959 he studied sculpture under Gustav Weidanz at the Burg Giebichenstein art college .


Since 1959 he worked in Magdeburg. His work was not limited to building-related works such as bronze doors, fountains, architectural details and statues, but his work also included collages, textiles, medals, small sculptures and pictures. He also worked as a restorer at the cathedrals in Magdeburg, Halberstadt , Stendal , at the Quedlinburg collegiate church and in the reconstruction of the Magdeburg Horseman .

In 2019, Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff presented Apel with the Order of Merit of the State of Saxony-Anhalt for his artistic commitment in the state capital Magdeburg and beyond .

Entrance gate of the monastery of Our Dear Women, Magdeburg
Sculpture "Horse with Dog", Altenweddingen


There are other plants in Berlin, Dresden, Halle, Frankfurt (Oder), Bernburg, Salzwedel, Egeln, Worms and Klostermansfeld.


  • Martin Heidemann and Wolfgang Steguweit (eds.): Medal art in Halle in the 20th century (=  German Society for Medal Art: The Art Medal in Germany . Volume 17 ). Gebr. Mann Verlag, Berlin 2002, ISBN 3-7861-2462-0 .

Web links

Commons : Heinrich Apel  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Obituary notice , in: Mitteldeutsche Zeitung Halle / Saalkreis from July 4, 2020.
  2. The sculptor Heinrich Apel . Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  3. ^ Eike von Repgow Prize . Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  4. Yvonne Heyer: The Bördedorf preserved a piece of the village history. In: Volksstimme.de. September 20, 2010, accessed January 12, 2017 .