Emil Manz, a sculptor from Regensburg, predominantly dedicated himself to depicting animals. He left his most significant works in Munich, where he created several fountains in the 1920s, which are now protected monuments. In Mathilda the hippo, he created a special sculpture for the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg. Docile and with her head slightly lowered, she emanates inner calm to the observer. Manz, who once trained as a woodcarver in Furtwangen, later studied in Stuttgart and Munich. Many of his animal sculptures were internationally represented. On top of that, he also became known as a humoresque poet writing in the Bavarian dialect and often amused his colleagues at the manufactory with his compositions.
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