Memorial stone for Ernst Sauer in Senftenberg on the place named after him.
Ernst Sauer (born April 24, 1923 in Dresden, † June 8, 1988 in Senftenberg) was a German sculptor.
Sauer grew up in Meissen and went to primary school there. He then completed an apprenticeship as a ceramic modeler. No sooner had he finished his training than he was called up for military service. Thus, his artistic career was interrupted for ten years, because he did not return from Soviet captivity until 1949. After the war he worked temporarily as a commercial advertiser. From 1952 to 1957 he studied at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. He then worked as a freelance sculptor in Berlin. In 1961 Lusatia became his new home and he settled down in Senftenberg. In his works one recognizes the people on the street at first glance, in his small sculptures he has given preference to imaginative creativity in his joy of experimentation. He died in Senftenberg after suffering from cancer.
Ernst Sauer is buried in the Senftenberg forest cemetery next to his wife, the painter Hildegard Sauer.
In the summer of 2004, the Senftenberger Galerie am Schloss presented a special exhibition by local artists Günther and Margo Wendt, Ernst Sauer and Gerhart Lampa. On the occasion of his 90th birthday, a square in Senftenberg was named after him.
June 4, 2021
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