Artist

August Gaul

Nationality

German

Artist Dates

1869-1922

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Date of Work

1917

Medium

Lithograph

Signature

Lower right

Height

16 1/2"

Width

20 1/2"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection

Status

Stored: R20

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

August Gaul spent his career studying animals and depicting them in his work. During his time at the Academy in Berlin, he won an annual zoo pass, which provided him with ample subjects in which to study. The source of Gaul's adoration and commitment to animals in his work is not known, but his lifelong devotion to the subject matter led to much success in his art life.

Gaul was a leading German sculptor and expressionist, known for his sculptures and lithographs of animals. He was also a founding member of the Berlin Secession (a movement of opposition to the Berlin Academy).

Included in Fables, Insults, and Reverence: The Animals of UND Art Collections Exhibition at the UND Art Collections Gallery in the Empire Arts Center

James Smith Pierce Collection

James Smith Pierce Collection

Tag: JSP Estate Collection

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