Hermann Hahn (sculptor)

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Hermann Hahn (around 1912)

Hermann Hahn (born November 28, 1868 in Veilsdorf Monastery ; † August 18, 1945 in Pullach im Isar Valley ) was a German sculptor and medalist .


Jäger (Bavaria), Munich (1901)

Hahn's artistic training began with drawing lessons from the court painter Rudolf Oppenheim in Rudolstadt . Then (1887-1892) Hahn attended the Munich School of Applied Arts and the Munich Art Academy , where he was a student of Wilhelm von Rümann . Study trips to England, France, Belgium, Holland and Greece followed, as well as an extended stay in Italy. There he was particularly interested in the art of the early Italian Renaissance. He then settled in Munich and was appointed professor at the Munich Art Academy in 1902. In 1919 he was appointed an external member of the section for fine arts of the Prussian Academy of the Arts . In 1929 Hermann Hahn took part in the art exhibition in the Munich Glass Palace with the sculpture Höhenflug , which depicts a naked man.

Hermann Hahn was a member of the German Association of Artists . In 1913 he was awarded the Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art .


The young rider , Hamburg (1908)

Hahn became known early on for his realistic portrait sculpture, a form that never let go of him. But the neo-classical works of Adolf von Hildebrand also had a strong influence on him, and Hildebrand's writing The Problem of Form in Fine Art (1893) gave directional impulses to sculpture. Thanks to Hahn, Hildebrand's perspective was passed on to the following generation of sculptors and had a lasting impact on training at the Munich Academy. Hahn's students included Georg Brenninger , Theobald Hauck , Anton Hiller , Ludwig Kasper , Fritz Koelle , Fritz Nuss , Karl Romeis , Karl Roth , Emil Manz , Toni Stadler junior and Fritz Wrampe .


Goethe Monument , Chicago (1913)
Goethe's Monument for Chicago, created for the Swabian Association there by Hermann Hahn (standing next to the monument) in Munich (1913)
Rosselenker , Munich (1928)
Other works


Web links

Commons : Hermann Hahn  - album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Andrea Vohwasen: The sculptor Hermann Hahn (1868-1945). tuduv-Verlagsgesellschaft, Munich 1987, ISBN 3-88073-225-6 , p. 3. ( Google book preview , accessed on January 24, 2013).
  2. Prof. Hermann Hahn. Artist. German Society for Medal Art, accessed on November 15, 2015 .
  3. kuenstlerbund.de: Full members of the Deutscher Künstlerbund since it was founded in 1903 / Hahn, Hermann ( Memento of the original from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (accessed on January 10, 2016)  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.kuenstlerbund.de
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  5. ^ Rudolf Wendt: Hermann Hahn created the Weimar Liszt monument. In: Thüringer Allgemeine from May 28, 2011 , accessed on January 24, 2013.
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