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Otto Zewe, “Girl” model for a fountain figure



Model of the girl in the so-called “children’s fountain” (1982)


The execution can be seen in the Saarland town of St. Ingbert (Kaiserstr. / corner Ludwigstr.) and is one of the most famous works of art in the public space of the town.

In the group of figures, the girl figure sticks out her tongue at a boy sitting on the pedestal.

Otto Zewe sculpted the model as an original life-size, over a metal framework. Total height: 143 cm, standing freely on a stone plate.

The sculpture was kept in the sculptor’s studio. This original work of the sculptor was the basis of the bronze form and shows corresponding traces of processing.


Otto Zewe, German sculptor (Schiffweiler 1921-2003)

Otto Zewe studied at the School of Arts and Crafts (later College of Fine Arts) with Theo Siegle, Karl Lorenz. Otto Steinert trained him as a master student. His works have left their mark on numerous public spaces, especially in the Saarland. Otto Zewe was represented as a sculptor in many solo exhibitions (Frankfurt, Paris, Ludwigshafen) and was a brother-in-law of the well-known painter Walter Bernstein.



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