born Schwabach, 18. Jun 1861
died Nürnberg, 11. Jan 1944
Sculptor, representative of a realism that developed between Jugendstil and Art Déco.
His oeuvre mainly comprises free-standing bronze figures in the public space.
Son of Emanuel, stove manufacturer. ∞ Elise Morill (born 15.2.1932). Apprenticeship as a stove fitter with his father. 1877-80 Attends Nuremberg School of Arts and Crafts. 1880/81 works in a stove factory and art workshop in Hamburg, 1881-87 in his father's stove factory in Schwabach. 1887-89 attends the Nuremberg School of Arts and Crafts again. 1889 founded and became a partner of the stove factory Kittler & Co. in Nuremberg, on 29.9.1891 he registered a studio for arts and crafts in Nuremberg-Neugroßreuth, which he ran for about two years. 1893-95 he studied at the AdBK Munich under Wilhelm von Rümann. Since 1895 freelance sculptor in Nuremberg, 1895 extensive commissions for the II. State Exhibition. Since 1898 teacher for elementary modelling at the Nuremberg school of arts and crafts, 1918 appointed royal professor. 1906 commissions for the III. State Exhibition. In the first three decades of the 20th century he made his mark with numerous large sculptural works in different styles. Besides many handicraft works he also created grave monuments. 1925-26 he worked as a freelancer for the Rosenthal company in Selb. He was honoured with many awards and prizes. Study trips to Paris and Italy. 1903 he lived in Tafelhofstraße 12, 1907 Bucher Straße 23/I, 1910/12 Meuschelstraße 16, 1916/30 Bucher Straße 21/II, later Schweppermannstraße 36. Honorary member of the artists' association, member of the Nuremberg Art Society and in the Association of Nuremberg Artists and Craftsmen, member of the P.Bl.O. Buried in grave no. A 6/7 at the Johannisfriedhof. Philipp-Kittler-Straße in Nuremberg was named after him.
quoted from the Nuremberg Künstlerlexikon, edited by Manfred H. Grieb
Period: 20th c.