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ID: 500096044
 
Record Type: Person
Breker, Arno (German sculptor, 1900-1991)

Note: Received his primary education in the studio of his father, a sculptor. From 1919 to 1924 he studied at the Staatliche Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, and subsequently lived in Paris ca. 1927 to 1933. After competing in a competition in 1936 to design the elements for the Olympic games, he was commissioned by Albert Speer to draw proposals for Hitler's vision of Berlin, effectively becoming the official sculptor of the Third Reich. Breker worked in a Neoclassical style that idealized the human, and particularly the male, form. After Germany's defeat in 1945, most of his work was destroyed by the Allies as it was associated with National Socialism. He began producing work again in the early 1960s, focusing on printmaking, and was active until the late 1980s.

Names:
Breker, Arno (preferred,V,index)
Arno Breker (V,display)

Nationalities:
German (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
sculptor
printmaker
draftsman

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Died:  Dusseldorf (Düsseldorf district, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Breker, Arno (I)

Biographies:
(German sculptor, 1900-1991) ..... [VP Preferred]
(German sculptor, 1900-1991) ..... [Grove Art]
(German sculptor, 1900-1991) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(German artist, 1900-1991) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(De sculptor, b.1900) ..... [BHA]

Sources and Contributors:
Arno Breker ........ [VP]
........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Breker, Arno ........ [BHA Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
..........................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..........................  Witt Library, Authority files

Subject: ........ [BHA, CL-Courtauld, Grove Art, VP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976) 2:295
....................  Clark Art Institute Library
....................  Despiau, Arno Breker (1942)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  NY Times obit. 17 Feb 1991
....................  Vollmer, Künstler-Lexikon 20. Jahrhunderts (1953-62)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [CL-Courtauld, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Bénézit Dictionary of Artists: English Edition (2006) 2:1200
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 2 August 2006
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