Walter von Ruckteschell

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Maurice Laarman
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Walter von Ruckteschell

Post by Maurice Laarman » 18 Aug 2018 12:44

In the Olympic village naar Berlin a remarkable piece of art is visible, showing marching German soldiers. It can be found in the Hindenburg Haus, used during the Olympic Games 1936 for training, recreation and other purposes. During the Russian occupation it was hidden by a layer of concrete,which has been removed a few years ago.

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My question is regarding the artist, writer, sculptor and illustrator Walter Von Ruckteschell. He is also know for the „Deutsch-Ostafrika-Ehrenmal“ in Hamburg. Wikipedia has some info on him, but do the readers here have more information about other monuments or sculptures by his hands?

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Re: Walter von Ruckteschell

Post by GregSingh » 19 Aug 2018 10:19

There seem to be lots of scans available of his paintings and drawings, but not much of monuments / sculptures...

Some examples of his wooden sculptures from recent auctions:
Mutter mit Kind
Die Familie
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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