Louis Sussmann-Hellborn

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Louis Sussmann-Hellborn (1828–1908), also spelled Ludwig Sussman Hellborn, was a German sculptor, painter, art collector and contractor.

Louis Sussmann-Hellborn was born in Berlin, where he received his training as a sculptor at the Berlin Academy of Arts. He traveled to study in France, Belgium and England.

He lived In Rome from 1852 to 1856 and in 1856, he had his first major exhibition. In 1875 Arnold Bocklin bought Sussmann Hellborn’s painting “Meeresidylle” for 10,000 marks (it was later at the National Gallery, and it’s been missing since 1945).

He was one of the founders of the Royal Museum of Decorative Arts and was also involved in building a sculpture collection at the Royal Museum in Berlin.

From 1882 to 1887, Sussmann-Hellborn was head of the Royal Porcelain Manufactory in Berlin. Otto Lessing (1846–1912) and he were at that time the only sculptors in the Berlin Association of Architects, which had probably to do with his work as an excellent sculptor.