Book Ref Art Deco & Other Figures by Bryan Catley
Hans STOLTENBERG-LERCHE (1867-1920)
Stoltenberg Lerche was the first child of the marriage of the painter Vincent Stoltenberg-Lerch and his wife Marie (nee Rittershausen, 1842-1926), the daughter of Carl Rittershausen. He grew up in Germany and was a Norwegian citizen. He rarely spent time there, but represented the country in international group exhibitions and kept in close contact with the Norwegian communities in Paris and Rome, where he lived for a long time.
Lerche trained as a ceramist from 1884 to 1886 in his native country and also produced illustrations for German magazines. From 1886 he worked as a sculptor and craftsman. He then studied sculpture in Naples and Paris from 1886 to 1890 and painting in Paris in 1891 as a pupil of Eugen Carriere .
He created a variety of sculptures in bronze and ceramic working closely with the Louchet Foundry and Goldscheider.