Discipline: Visual Art – sculpture

Erwin Springweiler

Discipline: Visual Art – sculpture
MacDowell Fellowships: 1948

Erwin Springweiler (1896-1968) 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 the Works Progress Administration. He favored animal subjects, and his sculpture of an anteater stands in the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C.

Portrait courtesy of Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum



Erwin Springweiler worked in the Alexander studio.

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander (1856-1915) and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander was highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served…

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