Rudolf Siemering

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Rudolf Siemering
Beethoven-Haydn-Mozart Monument, Berlin 1904
George Washington Monument, Philadelphia

Rudolf Siemering (born August 10, 1835 in Königsberg i. Pr. , † January 23, 1905 in Berlin ) was a German sculptor.


Siemering attended the Löbenichtsche Realgymnasium , but had to leave it early. First, Siemering attended the Königsberg Art Academy . Then followed the training at the Berlin Art Academy . There he was a student of Gustav Blaeser . He belonged to the school of Christian Daniel Rauch in the Berlin sculpture school .

In 1861, Siemering founded its own workshop in Berlin. He was a member of the Senate of the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin and an honorary doctorate from the University of Leipzig .


  • Berlin
  • Bielefeld : Bismarck statue (unveiled on April 1, 1903; today's location on Oberntorwall)
  • Eisleben : bronze statue of Martin Luther as a reformer on the market square (unveiled in 1883 for Luther's 400th birthday)
  • Frankfurt am Main : Bismarck memorial with a colossal statue behind which a Germania figure on horseback carries a flag, in front of the theater.
    The inscription on the base reproduces a well-known Bismarck quote: “Let's put Germany in the saddle, it'll be on the horse The monument was erected on May 11, 1908 and melted down in 1940.
  • Görlitz : War memorial 1870/71 ("Kanonendenkmal") on Demianiplatz (with a repetition of the relief frieze from Berlin,
    see above ). The relief frieze was first made in terracotta in 1873 and only replaced in 1898 by a bronze cast by the Lauchhammerwerke. The monument was probably dismantled and melted down around 1950.
  • Kiel : Landes-Wardenkmal 1870/71 in the castle garden , inaugurated in 1879 (architectural part by Heinrich Moldenschardt )
    For this memorial the above-mentioned relief frieze was executed a third time.
  • Leipzig : Victory Monument in 1871 on Neumarkt in front of the Old Town Hall, unveiled on August 18, 1888.
    The monument was demolished in 1946 at the instigation of City Planning Officer Walter Meyer and without the approval of the Soviet occupation authorities, and finally melted down and "put to new uses".
  • Magdeburg : equestrian statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I.
  • Marienburg (West Prussia): Statue of King Frederick the Great in the outer bailey of Marienburg
    The statue was removed after 1945 by the Polish rulers. However, the associated statues of four grand masters created by Rudolf Siemering have been preserved.
  • Philadelphia : Draft for the Washington
    Monument , 1882 Replicas of some animal figures from the Washington Monument are in the Berlin Tiergarten (two elk each, two deer bison and one bear and deer each).


Web links

Commons : Rudolf Siemering  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. The Königsberg sculptor Rudolf Siemering died 95 years ago (Ostpreußenblatt 2000) ( Memento from October 31, 2004 in the Internet Archive )
  2. Manuela Lintl: The monument to the ophthalmologist Albrecht von Graefe on Luisenstarße. Article in the daily newspaper Neues Deutschland, August 25, 1998.