August Gaul, German, 1869-1921
Standing Bear, 1917
9 ½ H. 6 ½ W. 5 D. inches
Signed: A. Gaul
Signed and Numbered: A. Gaul VIII
Mounted to marble base: 3 ¼ inches tall
Overall height 12 ¾ inches

This charming model of a standing brown bear was created by the artist in 1917 at the height of his career. Signed and numbered VIII, mounted to the original marble base.

August Gaul was a skilled modeler of animals and figures, working in Germany from circa 1890 to 1920. His style was modern in form, creative in composition and sometimes whimsical.  He found many of his subjects and inspiration at the Berlin Zoo.  

He exhibited throughout his career, gained numerous civic and public commissions, and had the support of private patrons through their personal commissions.

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