Ludwig Gies

Ludwig Gies (3 September 1887 – 27 January 1966) was a German sculptor, medallist and professor of art. He is best known for his crucifix in Lübeck Cathedral, vandalized in March 1922 and later considered a typical work of degenerate art, and his famous Federal Eagle (also known as the "Gies Eagle", or "Fat Hen") (1953), which is hung at the front of the Plenary Hall of the Reichstag in Berlin.

Ludwig Gies
Born(1887-09-03)3 September 1887
Munich, Germany
Died27 January 1966(1966-01-27) (aged 78)
Cologne, Germany
NationalityGerman
Known forSculpture, Medal engraving

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