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The Dortmund Drayman (1980).  Photo by: Mtaylor848, Via Wikimedia

 

 

 

The Dortmund Drayman (1980)

Arthur Schulze-Engels

Genre: Sculpture

Article by: Dave Roberts - First Published: 6 February 2011

The Dortmund Drayman is a bronze statue by the renown German sculptor Arthur Schulze-Engels. It was commissioned by the people of Dortmund and presented as a gift to the people of Leeds in recognition of the twinning of the cities.

It stands to the front of the St John's Shopping Centre, to the side of the Headrow, between Albion Street and New Briggate.

Arthur Schulze-Engels was born in the city of Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia in 1910. He trained as a church painter in Berlin and Paris.

From 1949 he has worked as a sculptor, many of his works are exhibited around the city of his birth.

Most recently his work 'The Cuddly Pair' was commissioned by the city of Dortmund, it now stands on Kaiserstraße (Imperial Street) close to the Asian Market, on what was once a taxi rank, now a place dedicated to the work of local artists.

 

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Credits to:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dortmund_Square,_Leeds_%284th_May_2010%29.jpg

http://www.ruhrnachrichten.de/lokales/dortmund/lokalnachrichten_dortmund/Neu-gestalteter-Platz-ehrt-Bildhauer;art930,610444

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