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Heinz Warneke Bronze Tumbling Bear Sculpture
Heinz Warneke sculpture. It is a bronze tumbling bear on a bronze block base; it measures 3 inches long by 2 and one quarter inches wide by 3and one half inches high. Heinz Warneke (1895-1983) was born in Bremen, Germany and trained in Europe, becoming known for his granite sculpture, many of them religious subjects. During World War I, he was a member of the German Monuments Commission. He immigrated to New York and then lived in Washington DC and finally Connecticut where he died. From 1940 to 1942, he was a teacher of sculpture at the Warneke School of Art; and from 1943 to 1968, was head of the sculpture department the Corcoran School of Art while also serving as professor of sculpture at George Washington University. He was awarded the Logan Medal at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1930; Widener Gold Metal, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1935; First Prize, St. Louis Artists' Guild, 1925; First Prize and Bronze Medal of the Society of Washington Artists, 1943. His work may be seen in the Art Institute of Chicago, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Department of the Interior, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania State College, Addison Gallery of American Art, the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC, and in may other collections. Was a member of the National Sculpture Society, the National Academy of Design, and the Salon des Tuileries.