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Eberhard Encke

Full name: Eberhard Ferdinand Encke
Gender: Male
Born: October 27, 1881 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Died: October 26, 1936 in Bad Nauheim, Hessen, Germany
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

The sculptor and medalist Eberhard Encke, son of well-known sculptor Erdmann Encke, first studied in Berlin before going to Rome, but eventually returned to Berlin. After World War I he mainly created war monuments. He also sculpted the two pugilists at Fehrbellinerplatz in Berlin-Wilmersdorf and at the Town Hall Square in Hamburg-Harburg. The two submitted statues for the art competitions in 1928, which were bronze sculptures approximately 2.35 m tall of two football players in the public park Jungfernheide at Berlin-Siemens City, were melted in 1942 as important war material for weapons by the German Reich. Among his final works were sports sculptures, including the two 4 m high groups of runners for the 1936 Olympic Summer Games. He died in 1936 during a spa stay in Bad Nauheim. At the end of World War II his house, including its inventory, his studio, and his works of art, was plundered or destroyed by vandalism.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 46 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Germany GER AC
1936 Summer 54 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Germany GER AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Statues

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 46 Amsterdam Art Competitions Germany Final Standings AC Fußballspieler

Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 54 Berlin Art Competitions Germany Final Standings AC Speerwerfer
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