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Clock Sculpture, Johann Michael Bossard 1911, Handelskammer in Hamburg Germany | by Arjan Richter
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Clock Sculpture, Johann Michael Bossard 1911, Handelskammer in Hamburg Germany

The clock sculptures (2 different pieces) with copper dials, and gold hands and numbers were designed in 1911 by the sculptor Johann Michael Bossard. Corresponding to the topic of “time”, the bronze figures in the four round showings represent different times of the day and ages/life stages. (Source: Handelskammer).

 

Johann Michael Bossard was born in Zug/Switzerland in 1874. He was apprenticed as a builder of tiled stoves before studying art at Munich and Berlin. In 1907, he became professor for sculpture at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg (today the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg), a position he held until his retirement in 1944. Jutta Krull, 29 years his junior, was his student before they married in 1926.

 

Before 1912, Bossard worked on various pieces of public art, e.g. the façade ornaments of the townhall of Berlin-Treptow, the clock face on the Hamburg Stock Exchange or the sculptures on the Völkerkundemuseum of Hamburg. (Source: Wikipedia).

 

Public Clocks by Arjan Richter

 

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Taken on January 2, 2016