The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Pfuhl, Johannes

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PFUHL, pfool, Johannes, German sculptor: b. Lowenberg, Silesia, 1846. He was educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin and later became an assistant of Schievelbein, under whom he had studied, and after his master's death in 1867 completed his designs for the bronze memorial in the Dönhoffsplatz, Berlin. His work includes several portrait busts, but his best work is seen in his colossal groups in relief. He has executed a frieze in rilievo in commemoration of the Franco-Prussian War, in the Military School of Lichterfelde (1876); an equestrian statue of William I, with Bismarck and Von Moltke, in Görlitz (1893); the Laube monument at Sprottau (1895); the Goethe monument (1902); the standing group of William I and Frederick (1902); the William I, of the Reichstag building (1905); and many others.