Erwin Springweiler

born Pforzheim, Germany 1896-died USA 1968
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Erwin Springweiler, © Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0119841
Also known as
  • Erwin F. Springweiler
  • Erwin Frederick Springweiler
Pforzheim, Germany
Active in
  • Wyandanch, New York, United States
  • American

German sculptor Erwin Springweiler trained at the Munich Academy and worked with the American sculptor Paul Manship in Havana, Cuba. During the 1930s, Springweiler created artworks for post offices through the sponsorship of the New Deal program called the Works Progress Administration. He favored animal subjects, and his sculpture of an anteater stands in the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C.