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Austria
Wien
Wien (Land)

Volksgarten (1.)
(Theseustempel)

Jugendlicher Athlet

Young Athlete

Also: "Der Sieger" (The Winner)
or "Denkmal der Jugend" (Monument of Youth)
Josef Müllner
1921

Wien /  Jugendlicher Athlet   Wien /  Jugendlicher Athlet

Description

Bronze statue of a nude, young man.

Inscription(s)

DER KRAFT
UND
SCHöNHEIT
UNSERER
JUGEND

Signature

j müllner 1921

Annotation

One source says it was erected in memory of the fallen athletes in World War I.
According to others the background of the statue is as follows: After the end of World War I the plan was to boycott sporters from Austria and Germany. Of joy that did not succeed, sport in Austria, despite hardship and inflation, took a huge rise, and the sport federations erected this bronze statue of a beautiful youth inspired by the antiques. It was unveiled in May 1923 by President Michael Hainisch in front of thousands of athletes. It was a monument to show that that Austria's sports lived.

Wien - Jugendlicher Athlet

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 48°12'29" E 16°21'41"

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