Works in the Public Space / regional / Lothar Fischer

“Fischbrunnen” (“Fish Fountain”) at the Theo-Betz-Platz in Neumarkt i.d.OPf. / above left
“Humpty-Dumpty” near the Museum Lothar Fischer / above right
“Drei Reiter” (“Three Horsemen”) at the Residenzplatz in Neumarkt i.d.OPf. / center left
“Stehende Dreier Gruppe” (“Standing Trio”) in front of the City Hall in Neumarkt i.d.OPf. / center right
“Großer männlicher Kopf” (“Large Male Head”) near Museum Lothar Fischer / below


In Neumarkt, the city of the sculptor’s childhood and youth from 1933 to 1952, four sculptures from different work phases accent the public space. The “Fischbrunnen” (“Fish Fountain”) from 1961 is the first work the sculptor created for the public space shortly after receiving his university degree. This fountain is at the Theo-Betz-Platz in front of the former Secondary School, now the Erwin Lesch Special School, in which Lothar Fischer obtained his Abitur (equivalent of a high school diploma) in 1952 (intersection of Ingolstädter Straße/Badstraße). Already one year later, he received his second commission from Neumarkt. In 1962, the cement mural “Wagenlenker” (“Charioteer”) was designed for the stairwell of his former school. It is regarded as his main work of his SPUR period (1957 – 1965). Since the grand opening of the museum in 2004, this important work is on permanent loan from the county in the foyer of the museum. In 1990, the ensemble “Stehende als Dreiergruppe” (“Standing Trio”) and the fountain composition “Büste als Vierergruppe” (“Bust Quartet”) are located on the Oberer Markt (Upper Market) in front of City Hall.

In the course of the reconstruction of Neumarkt’s Residenzplatz, Lothar Fischer designed the fountain composition “Drei Reiter” (“Three Horsemen”), which thematically and urbanisticly draw from the historical ensemble. Moreover, while constructing the museum, two large sculptures of Lothar Fischer’s were installed. The sculpture “Sitzendes Paar” (“Sitting Couple”) is in the forecourt of the museum and the iron sculpture “Großer männlicher Kopf” (“Large Male Head”) is on opposite side at the Schlossweiher (Castle Pond).

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the museum, the family van de Loo donated “Humpty-Dumpty sits on a horse” (1964/65), one of the rare stone works Lothar Fischer made. The sculpture stands on the southeast side of the museum and connects it with the City Park, in which a sculpture path is planned.

City Hall 1962 Chinesenbrunnen (Chinese Fountain)
Neumarkt i.d.OPf.    
Theo-Betz-Platz 1961/62 Fischbrunnen (Fish Fountain)
City Hall 1990 Stehende als Dreiergruppe und Büste als Vierergruppe (Brunnen)
(Standing Trio and Bust Quartet / Fountain)
Residenzplatz 2002 Drei Reiter (Three Horsemen / Fountain)
Ludwigshain 1986 Großer sitzender weiblicher Torso (Large Sitting Female Torso)
Ev.-luth. Kirchengemeinde, Kapuzinerstraße 1998 Große weibliche Aktstele (Large Female Nude Stele)
Museum Lothar Fischer 1982/83 Sitzendes Paar (Sitting Couple)
Museum Lothar Fischer 1991 Großer männlicher Kopf (Large Male Head)
Museum Lothar Fischer 1964/65 Humpty Dumpty sits on a horse
Museum Lothar Fischer 1991 Große transparente Dreikantfigur (Large Transparent Triangular Figure)


Works in the Public Space / national / Lothar Fischer

“Büste, Kopf und Tor” (“Bust, Head, Gate”) in front of the University Stuttgart-Vahingen / above left
“Enigma-Variationen” (“Enigma Variations”) at the Meßberghof in Hamburg / above right
“Großes gesockeltes Paar” (“Large Socketed Couple”) in front of the Wort & Bild Verlag (Word & Picture Publishing Company) in Baierbrunn / below


Lothar Fischer’s sculptures are at prominent places, in courtyards, and recreation areas of many larger and smaller cities, giving distinctive accents. His works can be found in Hamburg, Lübeck, Munich and Stuttgart, amongst others.

In 1996, in connection with the competition “Kunst am Bau” (“Art on Buildings”), the Enigma-Variationen (Enigma-Variations) were created at the Meßberghof in Hamburg. Not only the cast models, but also the competition models made from terracotta are on display in the museum. As in Hamburg so also in Lübeck, Fischer’s sculptures make an immediate connection with the local architecture: as niche figures “Adam und Eva” (“Adam and Eve”) flank the entrance of the St. Annen Museum for Art and Cultural History since 2002.

Employment Bureau 1994 Großes Helmmotiv (Large Helmet Motif)
Employment Bureau 1994 Großes Säulenmotiv (Large Column Motif)
Employment Bureau 1995/96 Reitergruppe (Horsemen Group)
Hessingsche Heilanstalten 1983 Große sitzende Hülle (Large Sitting Wrapper)
University 1982/1983 Sitzendes Paar (Sitting Couple)
Fountain Composition 1983/84 Sitzende (The Sitting)
Wort & Bild Verlag 1986 Großes gesockeltes Paar (Large Socketed Couple)
Court House 2000 Gedenktafel für Willy Aron (Commemorative Plaque for Willy Aron)
Park of the Bundesgartenschau 1984 Grabzeichen (Grave Signs)
Local Court 1988/89 Richterstuhl (Tribunal)
Staircase Patio of the Municipal Hospital 1986/87 Skulpturen-Ensemble (Sculpture Ensemble)
Florian-Geyer-Bridge 1995 Großer geharnischter Sitzender (The Large Armored Sitting / male)
Akademie für Tonkunst / Academy for Clay Art 1989 Große Stehende (The Standing / female)
Eggenfelden / Lower Bavaria    
City 1995 Große transparente Sitzende (The Large Transparent Sitting / female)
Parish St. Marien 1990 Christus-Torso (Christ Torso)
Meßberghof (Exterior Façade) 1997 Enigma-Variationen (Enigma Variations)
Neuer Dovenhof (Entrance Hall) 1989 Ensemble eight Skulpturen von 1975 – 1998 (Ensemble eight Sculptures from 1975 to 1998)
Pedestrian Zone 1980 Sitzende weibliche Figur (Sitting Female Figure)
Sculpture Garden Nuclear Research Center 1979 Gesockelte Norne II (Socketed Norn II)
Employment Bureau Casino 1992 Boot (Boat)
Landau / Palatinate    
Employment Bureau 1995 Großes gesockeltes Paar (Large Socketed Couple)
School Center Edigheim 1976 Künstler. Gestaltung des Innenhofes (Artistic Design of the Courtyard)
Kunsthalle St. Annen 2003 Adam und Eva (Adam and Eve)
Administration Building Herzog-Wilhelm-Str. 1978 Großer sitzender weiblicher Torso 8large Sitting Female Torso)
School Center with City Library Eversbuschstr. 1984 Große weibliche Figur (Large Female Figure)
City Library Fürstenrieder Str. 1987 Große transparente Sitzfigur II (Large Transparent Sitting Figure)
Housing Area Hansapark 1992 Große männliche Büste (Large Male Bust)
District Office 1992 Große tektonische Stele (Large Tectonic Stele)
Courtyard Regina-Ullmann-School 1971/72 Hüllenstele (Wrapper Stele)
Candidplatz 1986/87 Großes gesockeltes Paar (Large Socketed Couple)
Heger-Tor-Wall 1992 Großer sitzender weiblicher Torso (Large Sitting Female Torso)
Employment Bureau 1991 Domina (Dominatrix)
University 1993 Büste, Kopf und Tor (Bust, Head, Gate)
Am Diakoniezentrum 1985 Großer Christustorso (Large Christ Torso)