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Paul Berger

Full name: Paul Berger
Gender: Male
Born: April 8, 1889 in Zwickau, Sachsen, Germany
Died: March 30, 1949 in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

After a mason's apprenticeship, Paul Berger studied at the Dresden School of Arts and Crafts and the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden. In 1912, he received the Rome Award, which included a two-year study residence in Rome. In World War I, he was seriously injured and acquired a walking disability. After a period as a freelance artist, he was appointed professor at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. When the city was bombed in 1945, his studio and a large number of his works were destroyed. A few years later, he died from the long-term effects of his wartime injuries.

Paul Berger was involved in the creation of the monument for the Fallen Soldiers at Saarlouis in 1928. Originally built on the Große Markt (Big Market), the monument was moved in 1936 to its present location at the Kaiser-Friedrich-Ring. After the annexation of the Saar to the Federal Republic of Germany, the memorial figure was replaced by a modeled warrior figure of Nicholas Simon. Berger's contribution to the 1928 art competition, the only 13 cm high silver statuette of a Female skater from 1926, is today part of the Sculptures’ Collection in Dresden.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 39 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Germany GER AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Statues

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 39 Amsterdam Art Competitions Germany Final Standings AC Schlittschuhläuferin
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