Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Kapfenberg
Steiermark

Wiener Straße / Viktor-Kaplan-Straße

Waldschulmeisterbrunnen - Peter Rosegger

Forest School Master Fountain - Peter Rosegger

Peter Rosegger
(actually Roßegger)
Alpl, Steiermark 1843 - Krieglach 1918
Austrian writer and poet from the province of Styria. He was a son of a farmer and grew up in the forests and fields
(Wikipedia)
Hans Brandstetter
1908

Kapfenberg /  Waldschulmeisterbrunnen - Peter Rosegger   Kapfenberg /  Waldschulmeisterbrunnen - Peter Rosegger

Description

Bronze statue of Peter Rosegger sitting on a rock and petting deer. In the granite base is a fountain. The statue was erected at the occasion of the poet's 75th birthday. In 2008 the statue is restored and the square renovated.

Inscription(s)

DEM WALDPOETEN
PETER ROSEGGER
1843-1918

To the forest poet
PETER ROSEGGER
1843-1918

In the pavement of the square in front of the statue is a quote from Rosegger's work:

Ein Talent hat jeder Mensch
nur gehört zumeist
das Licht der Bildung dazu
um es aufzufinden
          Peter Rosegger 1843-1918

Signature

hans brandstetter 1907

Kapfenberg - Waldschulmeisterbrunnen - Peter Rosegger

Sculptor

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Location (N 47°26'29" - E 15°17'26")

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