Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis
BITTER, KARL THEODORE FRANCIS, an American sculptor; born in Vienna, Austria, in 1867. After studying at the Vienna Academy he came to America in 1889, where he soon rose to eminence as a sculptor. The work on the main buildings at the Chicago Exposition was executed by him, and he supervised similar work at the Expositions of Buffalo, St. Louis, and San Francisco. He has decorated many notable buildings in New York and other large cities. Equestrian statues have been made by him which have elicited high praise, such as those of General Franz Sigel and Carl Schurz in New York. He received many medals and decorations and was a member of a number of Art Societies. He died April 10, 1915.