Hellmer, Edmund von#
b. Vienna, Nov. 12, 1850, d. Vienna, March 9, 1935, sculptor of the Historicism period. First studied architecture, then sculpture at the Vienna Academy. Worked in the studio of H. Gasser, 1879-1922 taught at the Vienna Academy, teacher of A. Hanak. Only partly followed the neo-Baroque style, influenced by A. von Hildebrand. Founding member of the Vienna Secession, important creator of monuments and portrait painter. In 1900 published "Lehrjahre in der Plastik".
Works#monuments: Tuerkenbefreiungsdenkmal im Stephansdom, 1894 (1945 partly destroyed); E. J. Schindler, 1895; J. W. v. Goethe, 1900; J. Strauss, 1921 (all in Vienna); M. v. Franck, 1899 (Graz); Empress Elisabeth, 1901 (Hellbrunn). - Architectural sculpture for the Parliament, University, Hofburg etc. in Vienna. - Gravestones: N. Dumba, around 1903; H. Wolf, 1904 (both in Vienna, Zentralfriedhof).
Literature#B. Scheiblin, Die Sepulkralplastik E. H., master's thesis, Vienna 1988; E. Hellmer, E. H., 1990; OeBL.