The New International Encyclopædia/Pfuhl, Johannes

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PFUHL, pfōōl, Johannes (1846—). A German sculptor, born in Löwenberg, Silesia. He studied in the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts under Schievelbein, became his master's assistant and completed his plans for the bronze memorial now in the Dönhoffsplatz, Berlin. Soon after Schievelbein's death Pfuhl settled in Charlottenburg. He made a few portrait busts, but his more typical products are colossal groups or reliefs, including a frieze in rilievo, commemorating the Franco-Prussian War, for the military school of Lichterfelde (1876); a statue of Count Stolberg, in Landeshut, Silesia; “Perseus Liberating Andromeda,” a fountain decoration in Posen, and also in the Goethe Theatre in Charlottenburg (1884); “Theseus, Hippodameia, and Eurytion” (1886); an equestrian statue of William I. with Bismarck and Von Moltke, in Görlitz (1893); and the Laube monument at Sprottau (1895).