Fritz Klimsch’s sculptures capture the classical, idealized form. Whether cast in bronze or carved in stone, each piece comes alive through the dynamic poses and master craftsmanship. During his ninety-year life, Klimsch witnessed and participated in several pivotal world and art historical events. After studying sculpture at the Royal College for the Academic Fine Arts in Berlin, Klimsch was a founding member of the Berlin Secession, an art association founded in Berlin in 1898 by artists wishing to break their ties with the conservative, state-run Association of Berlin Artists. Shortly before he died in 1960, Klimsch was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit from the German government.