German sculptor, after artistic studies in Düsseldorf in Germany, he settled around 1900 in Paris and received the advice of Auguste Rodin while working in his workshop. He met and befriended Camille Claudel and Paula Modersohn-Becker with whom he contributed to the German expressionist movement.
“Le halleur” is certainly the masterpiece of Bernhard Hoetger with the “Loî Fuller” model.
The power transmitted to the work is representative of the "expressionist" current of which he was not one of the organizers.
This original bronze, created in 1904 in Paris, was melted by Eugène Blot who also produced the bronzes of Camille Claudel during this period.
-Collection Klaus Otto Preis
- special collection
-galerie Tourbillon Paris
- special collection to date.
Cat. exp. Bernhard Hoetger, Skoqueruren aus den Pariser Jahren 1900-1910, Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner, Berlin, Bremen, 1996,
n ° 10 and 11.
Hoetger exhibits the Haleur en bronze at the Salon d'Automne in 1903, no.815.